Swiss Grand Diploma in Culinary Arts

Swiss Grand Diploma in Culinary Arts

SWISS GRAND DIPLOMA in CULINARY ARTS

The fundamentals of gourmet cuisine

Next intake

October 2021

Duration

3 terms

Location

Le Bouveret

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PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

Develop your love of culinary arts and learn fundamental techniques.

  • Master the fundamentals of culinary arts and develop your palate and senses by exploring different techniques, ingredients, and world cuisines 
  • Train with experienced chef instructors who provide guidance on how put your new skills into practice 
  • World-class culinary program that equips you with the technical skills you need to be a Top Chef 
  • Experienced chef instructors
  • Graduate with:

Graduate with a Swiss Grand Diploma in Culinary Arts

Structure

Three 11-week terms, two internships

Year 1

Le Bouveret

TERM 1: 11 WEEKS

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

TERM 2: 11 WEEKS

  • 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: 11 WEEKS

  • Cuisines of the World
  • The World of Garde Manger 
  • Taste through Time: Cultures and History of European Gastronomy
  • Kitchen Management and Leadership 
  • French or German"

Internship

Switzerland or abroad (6 months)

Next intakes

We highly recommend applying early. If you need a student visa, please be sure to allow 8 – 12 weeks between application and program start date.

October 4, 2021

January 10, 2022

April 4, 2022

July 4, 2022

October 3, 2022

Requirements & Fees

  • Completed secondary school education (IB Diploma, IBCP Diploma, Maturité, Abitur, French Bac, 2 A-levels, high school diploma or equivalent)
  • English language proficiency of TOEFL iBT 55 or IELTS 5.5 or OOPT 50+ equivalent. You can improve your language and study skills with our English Foundation Program
  • Recommended minimum age of 18 years

We highly recommend applying early. If you need a student visa, please be sure to allow 8 – 12 weeks between application and program start date.

Direct entry requirements
  • Direct entry into the second year may be possible for students with appropriate qualifications. For the bachelor's degree, candidates should have a higher diploma in a relevant field and English level equivalent to TOEFL iBT 65 or IELTS 5.5 (bridging or complementary courses might be required).
  • Candidates with prior learning from other culinary schools or the workplace may also apply. All applications will be considered on an individual basis.
  • Students who do not have the required English level will be advised to join the English Foundation Program

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