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Swiss Grand Diploma in Culinary Arts, Advanced Diploma

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    Application Deadline
  • 8 months
Lucerne, Switzerland
This comprehensive Swiss Grand Diploma in Culinary Arts programme from the Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland based in Le Bouveret caters to those who are interested in the world of culinary arts. This 3-step programme may be taken as individual building blocks of 11 weeks each or as a Swiss Grand Diploma over 33 weeks.
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The Swiss Grand Diploma in Culinary Arts programme from the Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland 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.

The Kitchen Experience 

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.

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

      33 weeks

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Term 1

  • Essentials of Cooking
  • Essentials of Baking, Pastry & Desserts
  • The Chef's Tool Kit 
Term 2
  • Classical European Cooking
  • Classical Desserts
  • The Professional Chef
Term 3
  • Gourmet Cuisine
  • Gourmet Dessert Creations
  • The Cutting-Edge Chef

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

General Requirements

  • Successful achievement of secondary education (IGCSE, O-Level)
  • IELTS score of 5.5 or TOEFL iBT 55
  • Recommended minimum age 18

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15975 EUR/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15975 EUR per module and a duration of 8 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per module and a duration of 8 months.
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CHF 17,000 per term

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.


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