Hospitality,Nutrition and Dietetics Department

About The Department
The launch of the E-Waste Management Centre at the Main Campus

We engage students during cooporate events to enable them perfect their expertice and prepare them with amazing Hands-On skills that make them relevant and top of the notch

Message from the HOD

The departmentwas created in 2004 to cater for the ever increasing manpower demand in the hospitality industry with two courses namely Diploma in Catering and Accommodation and Certifiate in Food and Beverage. The department has grown not only in the number of graduands three students who graduated in 2006 to 78 students who graduated in 2015 but has also expanded in its scope beyond hospitality into the fild of nutrition and dietetics thus warranting the change of name to the department of Hospitality Nutrition and Dietetics.

The department is already licensed to offer these courses by the Kenya Nutritionists and Dietetics Institute. Our students have continued to participate and excel in TVET fairs both at regional and National levels. In May 2016, their flvoured goat cheese innovation and exhibit won a National award. Staff and students are also encouraged to engage in research and in 2016 IFAH Conference, research fidings were presented in a conference paper entitled “ The use of root vegetables in improving the caloric value among age group 18- 25 years: A study of Eldoret National Polytechnic”. The available training facilities in the department include two kitchens, two restaurants, a computer laboratory and one skills laboratory for Nutrition and Dietetics. These workshops and laboratories are neither complete nor fully equipped. This poses a challenge during practical lessons. It is for this reason that the department is in the process of seeking collaboration with Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital so as to enhance training particularly in the area of Nutrition and Dietetics. The Eldoret National Polytechnic has put in place management tools such as ISO 9001: 2008 Quality Management system, Performance contracting a strategic plan and a budget and procurement plan in order to enhance effiiency and effectiveness in management .The department adheres to these management tools so as to contribute towards providing quality training that exceeds the expectations of students. In conclusion, I congratulate all our graduands and wish them well in their future endeavors. God bless you all.

Courses Offered:
The following courses are offered in the department
1. Diploma in Catering and Accommodation Management 2. Diploma in Food and Beverage Management 3. Diploma in Dietetic Management 4. Certifiate in Food and Beverage Service and sales 5. Certifiate in Catering and Accommodation operations In addition to the above, we intend to start offering Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics and Certifiate in Nutrition and Dietetics as soon as KNEC is ready to examine them. .