Certified F&B Executive, CFBE

Food and beverage executives keep their operation running smoothly while ensuring everything is safe and sanitary. Whether running a banquet, supervising a kitchen, ordering supplies, or training staff, they know what must be done. The CFBE certification can help you excel in your current position, move further toward your career goals, and show that you are among the best in your profession.

The Certified Food and Beverage Executive certification is a prestigious recognition that you are a professional dedicated to the industry.

Qualified candidate: Executive level or management-level in food and beverage or culinary operations. Examples: Food and beverage director/manager, assistant food and beverage director/manager, executive chef, restaurant manager

Candidate Time in Position: 1 year

Topics covered:

  • Managing Food Operations
  • Managing Beverage Operations
  • Marketing and Sales Management
  • Financial Management
  • Leadership
  • Human Resources Management


The CFBE exam has 150 multiple-choice questions that must be answered within a three-hour time period. The test questions test your mastery of competencies derived from the four key areas of knowledge.

Recertification: Every five years

Please note: All material (study material and exams) and in English. Therefore, an advanced level of proficiency in English is required.

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