An intensive world-class pastry education at the Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland

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 career in pastry and chocolate arts.

No prior knowledge is required, what is needed is a passion for pastry and the ambition to make it your future career. Learn how to make truffles, bake bread, design sugar showpieces – developing your confectionery craft is a piece of cake! Embark on an industry internship in any of the top pastry institutes in the world.

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The internship is absolutely world-class and gives the student the opportunity to start a successful career as a “Pastry Chef” in luxury establishments worldwide. Some popular destinations tend to be Switzerland, London, Italy, Belgium and Hong Kong.

We offer small classes and close collaboration between teachers and students, to develop the creative pastry chefs of tomorrow. Continuous internships in the school’s fine-dining restaurant provide the necessary experience for the internship.

The Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland offers a intensive pastry education and provides comprehensive preparation for a professional career. In addition to teaching on the school’s premises, we organize excursions to restaurants, wineries, food producers, trade fairs and gastronomic events.

While at the school, meals and accommodation are included on the school’s campus in Le Bouveret. All teaching is in English and the campus is international, with all corners of the world represented. This means that you will not only get a world-class education and be inspired by different food cultures, but also make new friends and make contacts from just about anywhere in the world.


Term 1 (11 weeks)

  • Pastry Essentials
    • European Pastry Essentials I (practical, 12hrs/week, 8 credits)
    • European Pastry 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 Pastry Arts Essentials

Or continue further to:

Term 2 (11 weeks)

  • Cutting Edge Pastry Skills
    • Swiss Chocolate & International Pastry Arts (practical, 12hrs/week, 8 credits)
    • The Art of Dessert 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 Pastry 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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