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Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland

Le Bouveret, Switzerland
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School Introduction

The Culinary Academy Switzerland is an undertaking of César Ritz Colleges Switzerland. The programmes offered at the Academy allow the students to develop a solid foundation in the appreciation of culinary excellence with a balance of hands-on classes and theory, allowing future employment throughout the world. Students progress through traditional culinary best practice to the study of international and ethnic cuisines.

Small classes require students to work individually and in teams, under the guidance of qualified chefs who highlight the values of our Leadership Programme.

Background Data

Schedule & Fees

Course Calendar 2007
15th January - 30th March, 9th April - 22nd June, 16th July - 28th September
8th October - 21st December

Year 1: 3 Terms of 11 weeks, CHF13,000 per term (including tuition, accommodation in standard double room - full board (Monday to Friday)
6 months paid internship
Advanced Certificate in Culinary Arts

Year 2: 2 Terms of 11 weeks, CHF13,000 per term (including tuition, accommodation in standard double room - full board (Monday to Friday)
Swiss Higher Diploma in Culinary Studies


The Culinary Arts Academy is located at the Institut Hôtelier César Ritz, which offers a hot kitchen, a production kitchen, a pastry kitchen, an individual stove kitchen as well as a modern demonstration kitchen. The campus has classrooms equipped according to the latest standards in education. The students get practical experience on campus in the buffet restaurant and the fine dining restaurant.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must be 18 years or over. While 12 years of general education is preferred, applicants with prior learning from other fields such as culinary schools or workplace leraning may also apply. The programme is ideally suited for those who seek a career change. Sound knowledge of spoken and written English (TOEFL 500 or IELTS 5.5) is required as well as an up-to-date certificate of health.


Programme Director: Chef Bruno Neveu, Certified Culinary Educator, Certified Executive Chef, Certified Executive Pastry Chef

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Contact Info

Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland
Rte Cantonale 51
1897 Le Bouveret

+41 24 482 82 82
+41 24 482 88 99

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