Lucerne Campus

Cater To Your Career

Lucerne, the gateway to central Switzerland is a beautiful German-speaking city with a thriving tourism industry located just 45 minutes from Zurich International Airport. Situated on the shores of beautiful Lake Lucerne, the city offers the perfect combination of tradition and modernity.​


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City Centre Location

The César Ritz campus is located in the heart of the city of Lucerne, in the impressive former Union hotel that was built in the 1900s and underwent major renovations in 2012, to welcome students in modern facilities. Known for its culture and modern convention centre, Lucerne has a large selection of shops, cinemas, museums, theatres, restaurants, bars and clubs for students to enjoy.


Sport and Leisure

For students interested in sport there is a multitude of activities available: mountain biking, golf, ice-skating and tennis just to name a few. In the summer months the magnificent Lake Lucerne is home to many watersports, which include: dragon boat racing, canyoning, kayaking, wakeboarding and windsurfing. Students also have access to a fully equipped fitness centre. For the winter months the campus is located within a one-hour drive from many ski resorts situated in the Swiss Alps for students to enjoy during their free time.



Full board is provided throughout the week and is included in the fees. Three meals are served from Monday to Friday with brunch and dinner on weekends. Students have the choice of eating in any of the food outlets on campus:

The César Ritz Fine Dining in the Grand Hall

A traditional fine-dining restaurant from an à la carte menu for lunch and dinner. Students apply food and beverage theory they have learned and practise service skills in this restaurant.

The Grand Hall

The main buffet restaurant on campus serves an international buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Coffee Beans

Open during school hours, students can purchase a coffee, snacks or warm dishes. Coffee Beans is only open in the evenings for special occasions including Halloween and karaoke night.




The Lucerne campus offers a range of different room categories right in the heart of the city centre. All accommodation is modern, comfortable and spacious to enable students to feel at home.

Rooms are located in the main campus building and also the Limelight building next door; all are non-smoking. The top floor rooms, equipped with balconies allow a superb view over the city and the magnificent Lake Lucerne.

Double Standard Room (included in the fees)

  • Two single beds (double occupancy)
  • Desk and office chair
  • Ample wardrobe and storage space
  • Internet wireless connection
  • Safe

The following rooms have all the features of a double standard room with the additional extras/changes (which are available at an extra charge):

Double Deluxe Room

  • TV
  • Balcony

Double Superior Deluxe Room

  • TV
  • Balcony
  • Lake view

Single Standard Room

  • Single occupancy (large bed)

Single Deluxe Room

  • Single occupancy (large bed)
  • TV
  • Balcony

Single Superior Deluxe Room

  • Single occupancy (large bed)
  • TV
  • Balcony
  • Lake view

Bed Linen and Towels

Bed linen and towels are provided for all room categories. Towels are changed once a week by the housekeeping department. Bed linen is changed every two weeks or upon request.


A fully equipped laundry is available in all student accommodation buildings. These facilities are card operated. Cards are available to purchase at the reception.


The housekeeping department cleans rooms weekly.

Luggage Room

A luggage room is available in the school for students to store their luggage during the internship period if required.


Successful Alumni Story

Fabio Henrique Watanabe

Fabio Henrique Watanabe – Bocuse d'Or Finalist (2013) - Mogi das Cruzes, Brazil

"I can honestly say that all of my success happened because I studied at Culinary Arts Academy"

"Constantly seeking perfection, the adrenaline rush of always working against time and the large range of opportunities; these are the most important reasons that led me to want to be a chef de cuisine.

Satisfying your customers is the most rewarding aspect of being a chef and there are few other careers where the main objective is to make people happy.

For those who want to follow this career, get prepared to be welcomed to a different and much faster world where pride, passion, professionalism and patience, as we learnt at Culinary Arts Academy, will be the keys to your success. It will be totally strange at the beginning but you’ll get used to the fast environment in the kitchen and it will be a career you will love after all the hard work is done.

In July 2011, I won the Bocuse d’Or Brazil contest at São Paulo, the most important culinary contest in my country. It qualified me for the Bocuse d’Or Latin America in Mexico City in September where I placed second. That then qualified me to for the Bocuse d’Or Lyon in France, one of the world’s most important, individual culinary contests organized by legendary chef, Paul Bocuse.

I can honestly say that all of my success happened because I studied at Culinary Arts Academy. There I received all the knowledge needed and the seed for my passion was planted. I’m very grateful and proud to have had a Culinary Arts Academy background in my career."