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Swiss Grand Diploma in Pastry and Chocolate Arts, Advanced Diploma

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    Application Deadline
  • 8 months
Lucerne, Switzerland
Delivered in our state-of-the-art city campus facilities in the heart of Lucerne, this comprehensive Swiss Grand Diploma in Pastry and Chocolate Arts programme at the Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland caters to anyone interested in learning about pastry and chocolate arts.
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This 3-step Swiss Grand Diploma in Pastry and Chocolate Arts programme at the Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland may be taken as individual building blocks of 11 weeks each or as a Swiss Grand Diploma over 33 weeks.

Pastry & Chocolate - Lucerne Campus

Explore the world of European pastry and chocolate arts in Switzerland - the birthplace of milk chocolate. Set on the shores of Lake Lucerne, with the Swiss Alps a stone’s throw away, this former Grand Hotel is situated at the end of Lucerne’s pedestrian shopping area – as Switzerland’s most popular tourist destination there are plenty of shops, restaurants and activities for time spent outside of the kitchen. As a historic building, our hotel campus offers a unique environment to live and learn, steeped in the heritage of Swiss Hospitality tradition.

The Kitchen Experience

For each class, pastry chef instructors and chocolatiers 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.  The final Pastry & Chocolate Master Challenge will give you the opportunity to showcase your skills and creativity

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 - Foundation in Pastry & Baking
  • +From Farm to Table
  • +Artisan Bakery
  • +Traditional Swiss and European Pastry
Term 2 - European Gourmet Pastry & Chocolate
  • +From Cocoa Bean to Chocolate Bar
  • +Modern Desserts
  • +Vegetarian, Vegan and Dietary Trends
Term 3 - Master Pastry & Chocolate Chef
  • +From Idea to Masterpiece
  • +Industry Trends & Concepts
  • +Innovative Showroom Excellence

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 (GCE O-Level or IGCSE)
  • IELTS score of 5.0 or TOEFL iBT 46
  • 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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