- Discover Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland, a leading, top-ranking culinary school in idyllic Switzerland
- Get an overview of our study programs, from one year vocational diplomas to accredited bachelor's and master's degrees
- Learn more about internships and career opportunities
- Get a glimpse of our campuses and a taste of the student experience
- Interact with our team and students and get answers to all your questions
Prior to developing one of the top culinary programs in the world, Alain developed his expertise as a professional chef in Canada and Switzerland. He studied to become a professional chef at the Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management in Montreal, Canada, and then completed a Brevet Fédéral de la restauration in Switzerland. He also holds a Master of Arts in Education with the University of Derby (UK). In his capacity as assistant dean, Alain plays a key role in the relations between the industry and education sectors. In 2016 he distinguished by STR Global—SHARE and International CHRIE in recognition of significant contributions related to bridging the gap between academia and industry. Alain’s mission is to take Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland to a new level through innovation and entrepreneurship.
Dr Jorge Arnanz has a broad international background (both academically and professionally), having studied and worked in Spain, France, the UK, Thailand, and finally Switzerland. He holds two BA degrees in Tourism and Education respectively, an MA and a PhD in Tourism Management. He began his career working for international hotels and travel companies, before starting his own business as a restaurant owner. In 2015, he started teaching Hospitality, Tourism, and Management at undergraduate and graduate levels. Since 2019 he combined his lecturing, consulting, and researching jobs with university management positions. The latest step in his career brought him to Switzerland in 2021, where he joined César Ritz Colleges as a Program Manager and Research faculty.
Ruth Knoepfel has been passionately involved in the food and beverage 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, she has managed multi-complex restaurants, night clubs, and bars. Ruth stays actively in touch with the industry by maintaining close relationships with leaders across hotels. She enjoys teaching and coaching the next generation and acting as a chef de service as she accompanies students in their outside catering experiences.
Gargi, from India, is in her third term of the Swiss Grand Diploma in Pastry & Chocolate Arts. She will share with you her study experience and tell you about her personal highlights of this program. You will also be able to ask her any questions you may have about student life at Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland.
Ely, from Sweden, is in her second term of studies on the Swiss Grand Diploma in Culinary Arts. She will share with you her study experience and personal highlights of this program, and tell you more about the student life in Le Bouveret and in Switzerland. She will also be available to answer any of your questions.