• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 8 months
    Duration

About

The course takes place at our Le Bouveret campus on Lake Geneva where we host our new culinary arts facility – Apicius: a contemporary, 4-storey construction custom-designed to enhance the professional learning experience for our culinary students. The campus also houses the “Mosimann Collection”: an exceptional collection of historic cookbooks and culinary artefacts collected over half a century by Swiss Masterchef, Anton Mosimann OBE. Chef to the British Royal family, the collection includes menus, dinner planning and gala setups with which he has delighted royals and celebrities for the last 50 years.

Our experienced and decorated chef instructors teach culinary demonstrations in front of the class to explain each technique. Students then practice the techniques learnt during the demonstration at an individual workstation with guidance every step of the way. While a kitchen is a disciplined environment, the teaching style remains approachable and light-hearted. 

  • Limited partial scholarships available.
  • Every student studying at the institution for 6 months and more is eligible for a paid internship (~2,000CHF) in Switzerland of up to 6 months.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    You are advised to send your application as soon as possible as places are limited in the school.

    For students who require a visa to enter Switzerland it is important that you contact the Swiss Embassy in your home country to find out the length of time necessary for your visa application. In certain countries it may take up to 12 weeks for a visa to be approved.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 8 months
    • Duration description
      Full programme duration is 33 weeks
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Term 1

Essentials of Culinary Arts

11 weeks

  • Essentials of Cooking
  • Essentials of Baking, Pastry & Desserts
  • The Chef's Tool Kit 

Term 2European Professional Cuisine

11 weeks

  • Classical European Cooking
  • Classical Desserts
  • The Professional Chef

Term 3Master Gourmet Chef

11 weeks

  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Gourmet Dessert Creations
  • The Cutting-Edge Chef

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

  • Successful completion of a vocational school or professional high school with a culinary focus OR a minimum of 1 year of full-time experience in a professional kitchen

Tuition Fee

  • International

    53000 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 53000 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 8 months.
  • National

    53000 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 53000 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 8 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
Price quoted is for 3 terms of study. Terms can also be studied separately at a lower fee.

Living costs for Luzern

  • 1500 - 2100 CHF/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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