World of Culinary Arts

The World of Culinary Arts programme gives young people the opportunity to explore their interests, unlock new passions, and make new friends in one of the most beautiful countries in the world.

Our dynamic summer programmes take a holistic approach – blending, engaging, hands-on learning with experiences that boost confidence and create lasting memories. A summer spent with us will help prepare you for a brilliant future.

World of Culinary Arts is open to young people aged 16-20 and runs over three weeks, with new excursions and activities each week.


Courses take place on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, in the morning and in the afternoon. Wednesday is dedicated to excursions around the region. The fact that our courses explore different types of culinary traditions every week, opens our programme to students for a training of 1 up to 3 weeks.


Our introduction to culinary arts course takes you on a discovery of various culinary traditions. During the week, you will learn about various techniques to work safely in a kitchen, taste new foods, and learn recipes to share with your friends and family.

  • Week 1 is dedicated to “European cuisine”, from a pizza to bread, or even a Swiss fondue.
  • Week 2 takes you on a worldwide tour through our “world cuisine course”.
  • Week 3 is dedicated to chocolate and pastry, it has been especially created for the sweet lovers.

Culinary Summer Programme in Switzerland

How we take care of you

Our learning environments are designed to be safe, inclusive, and fun. You will live and learn alongside fellow students from around the world, discovering different cultures and making new friends along the way. We offer health and accident insurance for all non-EU participants.

Accommodation & Meals

Students stay in the HIM (Hotel Institute Montreux) buildings, in the heart of Montreux. It is ideally located in the center of Montreux, near the train station and a 5 minute walk from the lake. The building accommodates students from the hospitality and culinary summer programmes. Our chefs create varied menus on a daily basis, to make sure our students have all they need to enjoy the day.

The approximate total cost is 2000 $ per week. Please contact our counselors for exact price.

More info about the summer programme