Our intensive program in culinary arts, provides a broad and internationally top-rated chef education

The programme includes 2 terms of 11 weeks each at the Culinary Arts Academy in Le Bouveret, Switzerland, plus a paid internship anywhere in the world. Here you will lay a solid foundation for your future culinary career.

A world-class culinary schools that gives you the skills you need for your future career. Learn from highly experienced instructors. Become a gourmet chef who has the techniques, knowledge and creative flair to impress any palate.

Discover the fundamentals of gourmet cuisine

Techniques and methods, particularly in Italian and French cooking, are combined with various theoretical elements to prepare you for a career in the kitchen of top restaurants all over the world.

Our experienced chef instructors will demonstrate techniques and give you guidance that you translate into new skills. Although a kitchen is a disciplined environment, the teaching style remains highly accessible and light-hearted. We offer a solid foundation and more, to develop your love of cooking, and lead you further in the career!

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Term 1 (11 weeks)

  • Culinary Essentials
    • European Culinary Essentials I (practical, 12hrs/week, 8 credits)
    • European Culinary Essentials II (practical, 12hrs/week, 8 credits)
    • Culinary Hygiene & Safety Standards (Theory, 4hrs/week, 4 credits)
    • French or German (optional, 4hrs/week, no credits, additional costs)

You can stop here, and graduate with a:

Swiss Certificate in Culinary Arts Essentials

Or continue further to:

Term 2 (11 weeks)

  • Cutting Edge Culinary Skills
    • International & Fusion Cuisine (practical, 12hrs/week, 8 credits)
    • The Art of Food Plating & Styling (practical, 12hrs/week, 8credits)
    • Specialized Diets & Balanced Nutrition (Theory, 4hrs/week, 4 credits)
    • French or German (optional, 4hrs/week, no credits, additional costs)
  • Internship: Worldwide (local conditions apply) or paid in Switzerland (6 months)

And finally graduate with a:

Swiss Diploma in Culinary Arts


  1. Completed secondary school education (IB Diploma, IBCP Diploma, Maturité, Abitur, French Bac, 2 A-levels, high school diploma or equivalent).
  2. English language proficiency.
  3. Recommended minimum age of 18 years
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Admissions Now Open Fall 2024

The next admission is in October, and we are ready to help you with your VISA application and all aspects of your studies.

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