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Virtual Pastry and Chocolate Open Day @ Culinary Arts Academy in Luzern


26 November 2020 ( 14:00 ) UTC


90 min.


- Learn more about our Swiss Grand Diploma in Chocolate & Pastry Arts
- Discover internship & career opportunities
- Meet our students virtually and get a taste of the student experience
- Interact with our faculty & students and get all your questions answered

Christian Schiering

Global Head of Marketing and Development for the Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland

His professional journey in the F&B Industry took him from his home country Germany all the way to South East Asia. Now based in Singapore he is passionate about all things Culinary Arts, from food and cooking to industry trends and education.

Max R. Behesht

Dean of César Ritz Colleges Switzerland and Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland, Lucerne campus

R. Max Behesht it the Dean of César Ritz Colleges Switzerland, and Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland, Lucerne. He is a multilingual keynote speaker and the founder of R.M.B. Group, a boutique training and consulting firm within Hospitality, Customer Experience, Employee Engagement & Leadership. In 2015 he authored “The Servicizer™ Mindset”, a cultural add-on concept, driving excellence across entire organizations.
He started his career heading operations at STS Language Schools in Malta, and Bournemouth, UK, and has prior to joining Swiss Education Group held multiple finance, service, and commercial roles with the science company DuPont. His global roles and 25 relocations over the past 20 years have enabled him to positively engage, communicate with and influence the diverse and global range of SEG Students. He has undergone Business Administration studies at The School of Business, Economics and Law, Gothenburg University, Sweden, European Business School, EBS, Germany, and The Graduate School of Business Administration, Kobe University, Japan.

Ruth Knoepfel

Internship, Career Manager for César Ritz Colleges and Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland

Ruth Knoepfel has been passionately involved in the F and B and Hotel industries for over 40 years and is dedicated to helping our students, graduates and alumni succeed in their chosen careers. Having worn many specialist hats prior to holding multiple positions within César Ritz, but also at DCT as Director of Non-Academic services, she also has managed multi-complex restaurants, night clubs and bars. Ruth Knoepfel enjoys teaching and coaching the next generation and stays actively in touch with the industry by maintaining close relationships with leaders across hotels and also accompanying and acting as a Chef de Service with students in their outside catering experiences.

Archana Mehra

Student at Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland

Archana is from India and currently doing her final term of the Swiss Grand Diploma in Pastry and Chocolate Arts. She will explain you why she chose to study at Culinary Arts Academy and tell you more about her classes, assignments and her plans for the future.

Jenny Elisabeth Engdahl

Student at Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland

Jenny is from Sweden and currently doing her internship, as part of the Swiss Grand Diploma in Pastry and Chocolate Arts. She will give you an insight into her study experience and student life at the Culinary Arts Academy – Lucerne campus.

Hrafnhildur Birta Valdimarsdottir

Student at César Ritz Colleges Switzerland

Hrafnhildur Birta is from Iceland and currently in her second year of studies at César Ritz Colleges. She is part of this term’s Student Ambassador Forum (SAF) and will give you an insight into Student Life on our Lucerne campus – which is shared by the students of César Ritz Colleges & Culinary Arts Academy.

English (UK)