Bachelor - Culinary Arts

3 years
36,500 CHF/year
Rolling admission
Rolling admission
Lucerne / Switzerland
B.H.M.S - Business and Hotel Management School - Lucerne, Switzerland

Program description

For those who would like to pursue a career in the culinary arts, B.H.M.S. offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Culinary Arts.

In order to prepare students for profitable graduate careers, the program provides them with extensive practical and professional competency training in this sector. It's useful for aspiring chefs and caterers who want to learn the ropes before striking out on their own. If you've got what it takes, you can start the program in the third year.

Before moving on to their final industry placement and graduate roles, students complete capstone projects in a range of disciplines, including new product creation, molecular cuisine, technology applications, and managing teams in the kitchen labs.

Program structure

1st year - Diploma: Culinary Arts

1st Semester

  • Essentials of Culinary Operations LAB
  • Food Preparation Techniques LAB
  • European Cuisine LAB
  • Garde Manger I LAB
  • Cakes & Creams LAB
  • Bakery & Breads LAB
  • Nutrition
  • Food Safety
  • Introduction to the Hospitality Industry
  • German or French Language
  • Academic Writing & Study Skills

2nd Semester

  • Diploma Internship

2nd year - Higher Diploma: Culinary Arts

3rd Semester

  • A la Carte Cuisine LAB
  • International Cuisine LAB
  • Contemporary Culinary Arts LAB
  • Mediterranean Cuisine LAB
  • Garde Manger II LAB
  • Chocolate Creations
  • Menu Design
  • Food Costing & Acquisition Management
  • Food & Beverage Service Operations LAB
  • Culinary Business Analysis OR Food & Wine Pairing
  • Language Elective OR Hotel &Restaurant Design

4th Semester

  • Higher Diploma Internship

3rd year - BA Degree: Culinary Arts

5th Semester

  • Culinary Themes & Research
  • Managing Culinary Resources
  • Contemporary Culinary Operation
  • Food Service Operations
  • Creativity & Entrepreneurship

6th Semester

  • BA Internship
  • Culinary Arts Project


1st Year Diploma

  • Course Fee - 25,600 CHF
  • Application Fee - 500 CHF
  • Shared Standart Accommodation - 3,900 CHF
  • Meals Plan - 2,000 CHF
  • Operating Expenses - 2,500 CHF


2nd Year Higher Diploma

  • Course Fee - 26,600 CHF
  • Application Fee - 500 CHF
  • Shared Standart Accommodation - 3,900 CHF
  • Meals Plan - 2,000 CHF
  • Operating Expenses - 2,500 CHF


3rd Year Bachelor Degree

  • Course Fee - 27,700 CHF
  • Application Fee - 500 CHF
  • Shared Standart Accommodation - 3,900 CHF
  • Meals Plan - 2,000 CHF
  • Operating Expenses - 2,500 CHF


Requirements for applicants

Admission Requirements

  • Secondary school's diploma
  • IELTS 5.0 or equivalent
  • Minimum 17 years of age

About the university

B.H.M.S. is one of the world's leading hospitality schools, located in the heart of Lucerne, a vibrant and beautiful city in Switzerland. Ideal Location - the campus buildings and student residences within walking distance from one another and the city center.

Business and Hotel Management School is a part of the 1928-founded Bénédict Switzerland group of schools. Bénédict School is one of Switzerland's largest private schools, with 15,000 full- and part-time pupils.

About 8,000 students each year study languages, supplemental health programs, IT, security management, commerce apprenticeships, and business management leading to Swiss Federal certifications at Bénédict Zürich. They provide craft, technical, management, a Bachelor of Arts degree, a Master of Arts degree and MBA degrees.

At B.H.M.S. Lucerne, 900 students per year prepare for hotel management roles. School offers a BA, MBA/PGD diploma, and MBA in conjunction with Robert Gordon University of Aberdeen, UK.

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