Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland

Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland offers a Bachelor degree in Culinary Arts, alongside Swiss Grand Diploma programmes in Culinary Arts and in Pastry and Chocolate Arts with intakes throughout the year. 

Top reasons to study here

  • Students of Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland benefit from our established partnerships with industry leaders and accreditations from various academic bodies.
  • The Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland offers state-of-the-art kitchens and multiple professional partnerships with industry pioneers.
  • Your career is our priority! - As creators of opportunities, we encourage wise career decisions and tailors their service to each student’s uniqueness.​

Bachelor's programmes

Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)

About

Education

The Bachelor of Arts in Culinary Arts is awarded by University of Derby, U.K. It prepares students for their future career journey, focusing on entrepreneurship as well as kitchen skills. With hands-on classes and small class sizes, students have the opportunity to develop their craft both inside and outside of the kitchen and the classroom. State-of-the-art kitchens also offer the ideal learning environment to hone their skills.

 

The Swiss Grand Diploma programmes offer an alternative, shorter term option, with three 11-week themed modules which can be taken as three independent building blocks. The Swiss Grand Diploma focuses either on Culinary Arts (in Le Bouveret) or Pastry & Chocolate Arts (in Lucerne).

 

Career

All students benefit from the professional partnerships, including Ritz Escoffier, Mane, and Alessi. Additionally, top chefs, including Chef Anton Mosimann (OBE) and the first Swiss female chef to be awarded a Michelin star, Irma Dütsch, are valued friends of Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland. Students benefit from a wealth of expertise as well as unique internship opportunities in some of the most highly sought-after establishments to launch their careers.

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Services

Student services

Student Services

When you join our hotel school, you will become a part of a bigger family. Whether you find yourself far from home for the first time, or if you need a bit of friendly academic advice, we make sure there is always someone you can talk to.​

  • Academic Office - Assists students with any administrative issues related to academics: study attestations, records of achievement, diplomas, class schedules, module exemptions
  • Administrative Office - Available for questions regarding students visas, resident permits, invoices and other enrolment information.

Housing services

All student accommodation is designed to offer students the comfort and privacy needed for study or to simply relax. Bedrooms are spacious, modern and comfortable; all are non-smoking. Rooms are located both in the main school building overlooking the lake and in the adjacent Bellevue building set among the trees.

ICT services

Computer Room - Accessible to students outside of class hours.

Medical services

The school provides students with health care coverage (including the daily cost of hospitalization in a shared room) and for corporal accident both on and off school premises in Switzerland and abroad. In case of accident or illness, students should first contact the reception or the student counselor who will organize further action. 

Student Life

Campus life

With two campuses, one in the historic centre of Lucerne and the other lakeside at Le Bouveret, Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland offers an innovative educational experience, is equipped with state-of-the-art kitchens, and benefits from professional partnerships with industry pioneers.

As of summer 2016, our Le Bouveret campus is also home to The Mosimann Collection: A Culinary Heritage. This unique collaboration houses memorabilia gathered by Chef Anton Mosimann (OBE) throughout the span of his highly successful career. Chef Mosimann is a regular visitor to his collection, and a surprise cookery session with him is always welcomed by the students and provides enormous insight into the professional world.

Sports facilities

The Sports and Leisure Coordinator and the Student Ambassador Forum organise various activities throughout the year, such as:

  • Ski trips to nearby world-class ski resorts with ski instructors if need
  • Snowshoe trips in the winter
  • Sport Days
  • Paintball, bungee jumping and many other fun activities

Student clubs

The aim of the Student Ambassador Forum is to represent the entire student body. The committee strives to offer students a diverse, unique and unforgettable college experience by:

  • Developing the student activities calendar every term
  • Organising extracurricular activities
  • Helping students solve communal and personal problems
  • Promoting a positive, tolerant and multicultural school environment

Accreditation

The Bachelor of Arts is accredited by University of Derby, UK. Industry support is provided by Mane, Irma D!utsch, Rak, Ginox, Pauli, Hennessy, Mosimann’s, Ritz Escoffier and is recognised by the prestigious World Association of Chefs’ Societies.

 Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland holds accreditation in Switzerland with EduQua. The main accrediting body for all training institutes in Switzerland.

Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland holds international accreditation with THE-ICE (International Center of Excellence for Tourism and Hospitality Education).

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