The Masterclass series of classes are individual classes that you choose based on a specific subject, for example, how to create a food or beverage tour company or event. You purchase each class individually and when the class is done, there is nothing more for you to do, except to take an optional knowledge test or to choose another class of course. Each standalone Masterclass is pure education, and offers no marketing benefits. So when you complete a Masterclass, there is no official certificate or recognition from the World Food Travel Association. For those interested in doing more with your Education, we recommend exploring our Master Culinary Travel Professional program below.

The Master Culinary Travel Professional (MCTP) program is based on our industry's oldest and best respected program to certify experts in the culinary travel field, the Certified Culinary Travel Professional program, which was founded in 2008. Since then, close to 1,000 students graduated the program. Our MCTP program has been redesigned to meet the needs of today's learners. There is more content and more specific content, there are better marketing benefits, more is included, and you get more time with your faculty advisor. Click here to learn more about Masterclasses.

Here is another way to compare the two choices:

Master Culinary Travel Professional
US$95 per Masterclass
US$1195 enrollment
Depth of content    
Deep on one specific topic per Masterclass
Deep in 5 specific content areas, plus your area of research
Time commitment
  • less than 1 hour per class
  • 5 classes required x 1 hour/class (5 hours total)
  • suggested 2 meetings with faculty advisor (2 hours total, but you can have as many as you require)
  • Write final paper or business plan (perhaps 20 hours)
  • In this example: 27 hours
Additional course materials    
Nothing (just the class itself)
  • Hard copy of Have Fork Will Travel handbook
  • PDF downloads of content for each of your class components that you choose
Final quiz/examination
Required, 70% correct answers required
Final paper/research
Required, can be research paper or business plan
Faculty involvement during course
Faculty involvement after course
Up to 6 hours during following year
Target audience
Better option for people who want knowledge of a specific, individual topic; less time obligation; or a lower cost.
More appropriate for people who are more serious about the food tourism profession; who want their knowledge to be attested and certified; and who want marketing benefits after graduation
Marketing benefits
  • Nothing specific
  • MCTP graduate page on WFTA website (coming soon)
  • Use "MCTP" after your surname as a professional deisgnation
  • High resolution PDF diploma suitable for framing
  • article published about you on our news page (you provide article, we will edit and post)
  • sharing your accomplishment on all our social media properties