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 3, 2022

Duration

3 terms

Location

Le Bouveret

Credits

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

Develop your culinary craft

  • Become a gourmet chef who has the techniques, know-how, and creative flair to impress any palate.
  • World-class culinary program that equips you with the technical skills you need to be a top chef 
  • Learn from experienced chef instructors
  • 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 03, 2022

January 09, 2023

April 10, 2023

July 10, 2023

October 09, 2023

Requirements & fees

  • Recommended minimum age of 18 years
  • Completed secondary school education (IB Diploma, IBCP Diploma, Maturité, Abitur, French Bac, 2 A-levels, high school diploma or equivalent). Direct entry into the second year may be possible for students with appropriate qualifications.
  • 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.

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.

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.

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English Program

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