Bachelor of Arts - Culinary Arts

3 years
Duration
159,700 CHF
Price
Rolling admission
Start
Rolling admission
Deadline
Bachelor
Degree
Campus
Format
Multiple Locations / Switzerland
Location
Culinary Arts Academy
School

Program description

Laying the groundwork for kitchen basics and business. A top-notch curriculum that provides the technical abilities required to become a Top Chef. Learn how to be entrepreneurial so you may start your own food-related business. Specialized programs in vegetarian cooking, pastry & chocolate making, and culinary arts.

This curriculum, which divides its time equally between the classroom and the kitchen, combines academic knowledge with practical skills, making it ideal for budding entrepreneurs wishing to start their own food-based enterprises.

Graduate with a:

  • Bachelor of international business in culinary arts from Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland
 

Program structure

Year 1 (Le Bouveret)

Term 1

  • Fundamentals of Classical Cooking
  • Food Safety and Sanitation
  • Introduction to Industry Experience
  • French or German

Term 2

  • Cuisines of Europe
  • Taste through Time: Cultures and History of European Gastronomy
  • Introduction to Baking & Pastry Arts
  • Nutrition, Health, and Special Diets 
  • Business Communication 
  • French or German

Optional Internship

  • Switzerland or abroad (6 months) for Swiss Grand Diploma

Term 3

  • Cuisines of the World
  • The World of Garde Manger 
  • Taste Through time: Cultures and History of World Gastronomy
  • Kitchen Management and Leadership 
  • French or German

Internship

  • Switzerland or abroad (4-6 months)

Year 2 (Le Bouveret)

Term 4

  • Fine Dining Cooking - Theory
  • Fine Dining Cooking - Practical
  • Restaurant Service and Management
  • Wine, Beverage, and Mixology (in collaboration with Ritz Paris)
  • Advanced Baking & Pastry (in collaboration with Ritz Paris)

Term 5

  • Innovative Gourmet Cooking: - Theory
  • Innovative Gourmet Cooking: - Practice
  • The World of Chocolate Arts
  • Food Product Development
  • Applied Research

Internship

  • Switzerland or abroad (4-6 months)

Year 3 (Brig)

Term 6

  • Business Plan for the Entrepreneur 1
  • Culinary Tourism
  • Strategic Marketing for the Food Industry
  • Food in the Media
  • Culinary Events Management

Term 7

  • Business Plan for the Entrepreneur 2
  • Food Philosophy
  • Food Trends
  • International Food and Wine Matching
  • Food & Beverage Concept Management

Price

1 year

Semester 1

  • Tuition - 14,800 CHF
  • Accommodation fee - 3,600 CHF
  • Food - 1,600 CHF
  • Additional fees - 3,100 CHF

TOTAL FOR THE SEMESTER - 23,100 CHF

Semester 2

  • Tuition - 14,800 CHF
  • Accommodation fee - 3,600 CHF
  • Food - 1,600 CHF
  • Additional Fees - 2,100 CHF

TOTAL FOR THE SEMESTER - 22,100 CHF

Semester 3

  • Tuition - 14,800 CHF
  • Accommodation fee - 3,600 CHF
  • Food - 1,600 CHF
  • Additional fees - 2,100 CHF

TOTAL FOR THE SEMESTER - 22,100 CHF

2 year

Semester 4

  • Tuition - 15,500 CHF
  • Accommodation fee - 3,600 CHF
  • Food - 1,600 CHF
  • Additional fees - 2,100 CHF

TOTAL FOR THE SEMESTER - 22,800 CHF

Semester 5

  • Tuition - 15,500 CHF
  • Accommodation fee - 3,600 CHF
  • Food - 1,600 CHF
  • Additional fees - 2,100 CHF

TOTAL FOR THE SEMESTER - 22,800 CHF

3 year

Semester 6

  • Tuition - 15,500 CHF
  • Accommodation fee - 4,600 CHF
  • Food - 1,200 CHF
  • Additional Expenses - 2,100 CHF

TOTAL FOR THE SEMESTER - 23,400 CHF

Semester 7

  • Tuition - 15,500 CHF
  • Accommodation fee - 4,600 CHF
  • Food - 1,200 CHF
  • Additional fees - 2,100 CHF

TOTAL FOR THE SEMESTER - 23,400 CHF

TOTAL - 159,700 CHF

Requirements for applicants

  • Recommended minimum age of 18 years
  • Completed secondary school education (IB Diploma, IBCP Diploma, Maturit√©, Abitur, French Bac, 2 A-levels, high school diploma or equivalent). Direct entry options or credit transfer options may be available for IBCP, IBDP and BTEC Candidates.
  • Candidates with prior learning from other culinary schools or the workplace may also apply. All applications will be considered on an individual basis.
  • English language proficiency of TOEFL iBT 55 or IELTS academic module 5.5 or OOPT 50+ equivalent. Students who do not have the required English level will be advised to join the English Foundation Program.

ADVANCE LEARNING PROGRAM

Taking university-level coursework requires that you meet the demands of lectures, seminars, and assignments. If English is not your first language, you are required to complete a short language assessment during the induction period. If you do not meet the minimum level for your academic program, you will be required to participate in the Advance Learning Program which runs in parallel to your regular studies and supports your academic progression. Students who benefit from this program will not be charged an additional fee.

About the university

Our curriculum combines a first-rate education in the culinary arts with grounding in modern business practices, earning us a reputation as one of the world's best and Switzerland's best culinary schools. Develop your skills and interests, and provide the groundwork you'll need to become a successful chef.

The world-class education you receive at Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland is backed up by the credentials of an internationally recognized institution. Because we conduct our programs in conjunction with both universities and businesses, the credentials you earn from us will be respected and widely accepted in any kitchen in the globe.

Some of our instructors have even prepared meals for royal families while working at Michelin-starred establishments. Our instructors are among the best in the business, and their input and guidance will help you immensely as you embark on your culinary adventure. Working with culinary legends in a hands-on masterclass is a great way to learn their techniques and acquire insight into the business as a whole.

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