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Gesto Certifications Courses

Gesto offers a range of certification courses designed to provide a solid foundation and career in various aspects of the hospitality industry.

Certification in Food Production

The Food Production Course is a 6 months certification course which includes training at the college for 6 months where the student learns about the basics of Food Production wherein theory and practical classes are conducted which touch upon the basics of different vegetables and herbs, spices, meats, fruits and how to use them in multi cuisines is taught. The course also includes 6 months training at a star hotel in the Food Production department.

Topics Covered: Basic cooking techniques, kitchen management, food safety, and hygiene.
Skills Developed: Culinary skills, food presentation, menu planning.
Duration: Typically 6 months.

Hands-On Experience

Learn the art of food production in state-of-the-art kitchens with experienced instructors and modern equipment.

Culinary Creativity

Explore the creative process of developing and presenting delectable dishes for a variety of occasions and settings.

Industry-Recognized Skills

Acquire in-demand skills and knowledge that meet the highest industry standards, preparing you for a successful career in food production.

Certification in Food and Beverage Service

The Food and Beverage Service and Bartending Course is a 6 months certification course which includes training at the college for 6 months where the student learns about the basics of Food and Beverage Service as well as Bartending along with it wherein theory and practical classes are conducted. The student is taught the basic Cocktails and Mocktails during the course. The course also includes 6 months training at a star hotel in the Food and Beverage Service department.

Topics Covered: Service etiquettes, beverage knowledge, customer service.
Skills Developed: Service skills, communication, customer handling.
Duration: Approximately 6 months.

Service Excellence

Learn the art of providing top-notch service to customers, enhancing their dining experience in a variety of establishments.

Barista Skills

Master the craft of creating delicious coffee and beverages, while gaining knowledge of different brewing methods and coffee art.

Wine & Beverage Knowledge

Gain an understanding of wines, spirits, and other beverages, preparing you to confidently recommend pairings and enhance customer satisfaction.

Certification in Housekeeping & Front Office

The Housekeeping & Front Office Course is a 6 months certification course which includes training at the college for 6 months where the student learns the basics of Housekeeping like Bed-making, manual cleaning, flower arrangement, towel folds, etc. wherein theory and practical classes are conducted. It also includes 6 months training at a star hotel in the Housekeeping department. The student also learns about Front Office wherein theory and practical classes are conducted. It also includes 6 months training at a star hotel in the Front Office department.

Topics Covered: Service etiquettes, beverage knowledge, customer service. Room preparation, cleaning techniques, laundry operations.
Skills Developed: Service skills, communication, customer handling.
Duration: Approximately 6 months.

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Cleaning & Sanitization

Students have the opportunity to gain real-world experience by participating in internships at top hotels and hospitality establishments.

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Front Office Management

Gain skills in managing reservations, guest services, and front desk operations, ensuring smooth and efficient guest experiences.

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Hospitality Etiquette

Learn the art of creating welcoming and inviting environments while providing top-notch customer service and support.

Certificate Course in Bartending

Short-term certificate courses in bartending are designed to equip students with the essential skills and knowledge needed for a successful career in the hospitality industry. Here are the key aspects of such a course:

Course Duration: These courses generally vary in length, ranging from a few days to several weeks, allowing for flexibility and intensive learning 

Curriculum:
Introduction to Bartending:

Basics of the bartending profession, including bar setup and equipment.

Mixology:

In-depth study of creating cocktails, understanding flavor profiles, and innovative drink preparation techniques.

Glassware Knowledge:

Learning about different types of glassware and their appropriate uses.

Customer Service:

Techniques for providing excellent customer service and fostering a friendly bar environment [1][4].

Learning Outcomes:

  • Mastery in the art of mixology and cocktail preparation.

  • Proficiency in efficient communication and customer service.

  • Understanding of bar operations and management.

  • Knowledge of legal aspects and professionalism in bartending [5].

Career Prospects:

Opportunities in various hospitality sectors like hotels, restaurants, cruise ships, and private events.
Potential for career growth into bar management or consultancy.
Freelancing opportunities as event bartenders or mixologists.

Additional Benefits:

Hands-on experience through practical training sessions.
Networking opportunities with professionals in the industry.
Development of a comprehensive skill set that enhances employability in the hospitality sector.

By completing a short-term certificate course in bartending, students not only learn the technical skills of drink mixing and bar management but also acquire soft skills like customer interaction and service, positioning them well for a dynamic career in the hospitality industry.

Certificate in Bakery and Confectionery

The student learns the courses typically cover the basics of baking, such as measuring ingredients, mixing dough, and baking breads and cakes etc, wherein theory and practical classes are conducted. It also includes 6 months training at a star hotel in the Bakery and Patisserie department. The student also learns about Bakery and Patisserie wherein theory and practical classes are conducted. It also includes 6 months training at a star hotel in the Bakery and Patisserie department.

Topics Covered: Baking techniques, pastry making, dessert preparation.
Skills Developed: Baking skills, creativity in confectionery, ingredient knowledge.
Duration: Usually around 6 months.

Special Features and Benefits

Industry-Relevant Curriculum: Tailored to meet the demands of the modern hospitality sector.
Practical Training: Hands-on experience in real-world scenarios.
Experienced Faculty: Guidance from industry professionals.
Networking Opportunities: Connections with hospitality leaders and businesses.


Prerequisites and Additional Support
Prerequisites: Basic education qualification (varies by course).
Support/Resources: Access to modern facilities, mentorship, and career counseling.

Concluding Thoughts

Opportunities and Advantages: These courses are ideal stepping stones for those aspiring to enter the hospitality industry. They offer practical skills, industry insights, and a pathway to diverse career opportunities in hotels, resorts, restaurants, and beyond. Gesto Hotel Management Colleges' focus on quality education and industry connections positions its graduates for success in the dynamic and evolving world of hospitality.

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