Entry requirements

  • Completed secondary school education (IB diploma, IBCP diploma BTEC, A-levels or equivalent)
  • English language proficiency of IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL iBT 55
  • Recommended minimum age of 18 years
  • Applicants may take the Oxford Online Placement Test (OOPT) free of charge.
  • Please contact the admissions office to find out your nearest test centre. Students who do not have the required English level will be advised to join the English Foundation Programme.

Months of entry

January, July, October

Course content

Students who are on this course benefit from multiple field trips and guest, visits include tours of hotels, trips around factories, tasting outings, food festivals and harvesting, as well as clocking up over 480 hours in the kitchen.

Swiss Diploma in Culinary Arts

Course delivered by Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland.

Term 1: Essentials of Culinary Arts (11 weeks)

- European Culinary Essentials (practical, 12 hrs/week, 16 credits)

- Culinary Hygiene & Safety (theory, 4 hrs/week, 4 credits)

- French or German (optional, 4 hrs/week, no credits, additional costs)

Term 2: Cutting Edge Culinary Skills (11 weeks)

- International & Fusion Cuisine (practical, 12 hrs/week, 8 credits)

- The Art of Food Plating & Styling (practical, 12 hrs/week, 8 credits)

- Specialized Diets & Balanced Nutrition (Theory, 4 hrs/week, 4 credits)

The Kitchen Experience:

Our experienced and decorated chef instructors teach culinary demostrations in front of the class to explain each technique. Students then practice the techniques learnt during the demostration with chef's guidance step by step. While kitchen is a disciplined environment, the teaching style remaines approachable and light-hearted.

Student who enroll and complete at least 2 consecutive terms will qualify for a paid full-time intership based in Switzerland or other countries. For those students who are looking for completing an intership in Swizerland, language courses may become a mandatory part of the programme in preparation of the placement.

*Minimum gross monthly salary in Switzerland: CHF 2,212

Other similar course:

Swiss Diploma in Pastry Arts.

Fees and funding

UK students
CHF 39,600
International students
CHF 39,600

Tuition fee: CHF 23,500 ( 2 terms)

Total fee: CHF 39,600

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • Diploma
    full time
    22 weeks months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

22 Weeks of on-campus learning, with additional intersnhip: worlwide

There is an option parthway of Pastry Arts, please contact the UK regional manager for more details.

Course contact details

Mimi Zhu