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Press ReleaseCulinary Arts Academy Switzerland announces new partnership with Holy Cow! Gourmet Burger Co.

Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland is pleased to announce the signing of a strategic partnership with Holy Cow! Gourmet Burger Co., the successful and innovative Swiss fresh gourmet burger chain.

This exciting new collaboration will give Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland students enrolled in the Master of Arts in Culinary Business Management program the opportunity to benefit from real-life insights from a start-up with a unique concept. 

Since its launch in 2009 in Lausanne, Holy Cow! Gourmet Burger Co. has built an impressive reputation by serving burgers in less than 10 minutes, using only local and fresh ingredients. The brand, which now has 13 outlets across Switzerland, works with local artisans to ensure high-quality products, and preserves the environment by using renewable energy, biodegradable containers, and focusing on a zero-waste goal.


This partnership definitely strengthens our students' learning opportunities as they have the chance to link the theory acquired in the classroom to a tangible, real-life industry experience.


Alain Muller, Assistant Dean at Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland.


Through this partnership, Holy Cow! Gourmet Burger Co. will share its company’s journey and experience in the Food Entrepreneurship and Business Start-up course, as well as provide input on various topics, including vegetarian trends, digitalization, and franchise business management. Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland students will have the opportunity to attend site visits to Holy Cow! Gourmet Burger Co. restaurants and develop new ideas and projects in collaboration with the Swiss-made burger brand.


Holy Cow opening in Cornavin 



We are very pleased and honored to move forward with this new partnership. For more than 12 years, we have been challenging the standard and definition of the “gourmet burger” in Switzerland. Today we strive for innovation and creativity within the food and beverage industry by sharing our know-how with the young and ambitious talents of tomorrow.


Adrian Stadelmann, General Manager at Holy Cow!.


The master’s students will also gain an understanding of the gourmet burger business’s philosophy, which centers around leading by example – especially when it comes to preserving the environment –challenging the market, and continually raising standards within the fast-food industry. This supports our efforts to meet the Green Globe standards for sustainability and equipping our students with sustainable best practices they can apply to their future career.

As the leading culinary institute in Switzerland, Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland is internationally renowned for its quality and excellence in culinary education. The Master of Arts in Culinary Management, awarded in partnership with the University of Derby, equips students with the entrepreneurial skills required to launch their own food business. 

Through its innovative curriculum and industry collaborations – like this new partnership with Holy Cow! Gourmet Burger Co. – students acquire the relevant managerial skills related to problem-solving, creative thinking, cross-cultural competencies and collaborations, and emotional intelligence. They also learn how to develop their own food concepts, create recipe books, and present viable business plans.

About Holy Cow Gourmet Burger Co. 

Holy Cow! is a casual dining and rapid gourmet burger concept to meet the demands of twenty-first century Switzerland. The goal is to produce gourmet burgers and salads, served FAST, using FRESH and LOCAL ingredients, while providing great value for money. We focus strongly on the client experience, creating dining spaces that promote social interaction in a warm and friendly environment. Holy Cow! seeks to buy as much of its content locally in Switzerland to produce the freshest, tastiest gourmet burgers on the market with a minimal carbon footprint. We ensure all our meat products have the « Suisse Garantie » label as a sign of high quality and local provenance. Feeling hungry? .


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