Becoming a top chef is not for the faint-hearted. It takes a combination of talent, learning and stamina to get you there. However, if you value creativity and the opportunity to work with food at highest levels, then the effort is truly worth it.
But where do you start with chef career planning – where should you go next?
News / Events / Social Media
Becoming a top chef is not for the faint-hearted. It takes a combination of talent, learning and stamina to get you there. However, if you value creativity and the opportunity to work with food at highest levels, then the effort is truly worth it.
Following the success of last year’s Career Days, the Internship and Placement Office at BHMS had organized the event once again in 2018. This year the event has been prolonged with numerous workshops during the months of September and October. The event's agenda included informative workshops and personal recruitment interviews.
If you are looking for studies abroad and would like to pursue an international career, you should consider studying Hospitality & Hotel Management. The service industry, whose Hospitality is part of, is diverse, and includes many sectors such as banking, real estate, finance, insurance, marketing, and luxury. In fact, a growing percentage of graduates in Hospitality & Hotel Management are absorbed by companies outside the hotel industry or assume positions not directly related to the hotel operations.
A recent survey reported in the FinancialTimes revealed the five skills rated as most important on graduates by leading employers.Soft Skills are at the top of this list and they are vital not just for the hospitality industry.
The third and final year at the B.H.M.S. Culinary Academy, leading to a Bachelor Degree in Culinary Arts, builds on students’ existing culinary competencies and experience to deepen and hone practical, leadership and business skills. Before the students can progress to their final industry placement and graduate positions, they have to do a final assessment and demonstrate their skills and creativity by preparing and serving a three-course menu.
Mr. Stergios Migkas from Greece has a dream to pursue a career in the Hospitality Industry. He decided to study Hospitality management at B.H.M.S. in Switzerland and discover the breadth of career paths the industry offers.
Read more about his internship experience in the Caribbean...
Are you wondering what student life is like at B.H.M.S. in Switzerland?
We heard you! Many people sent their questions on our Instagram profile and 4 of our students took their time to answer them.
Check some of the most frequently asked questions answered by : Amir Hashmi, Daniel Lajos Biro, Jean-Loic and Stefan Corbie.
As part of their study journey, our students from the Bachelor in Culinary Arts enjoyed participating at an amazing event, the B.H.M.S. Culinary Academy Gold Cup Competition!
Our students put their knowledge and understanding of food to test and push their ability to experiment at all levels, especially in the pairing of food in a creative way.
The Summer Program at B.H.M.S. is an opportunity to provide an introduction to hospitality and business management studies and allow students to develop an insight into higher education and career opportunities in these fields. Besides, it’s a great experience for the students to feel what the life in Switzerland is like.
Nowadays, cooking is not just simply using a pan with fire or roasting in the oven anymore. Chefs around the globe have been tirelessly incorporating new and interesting cooking methods into the world of cooking. In the 21st century, food has become culinary art.
On June 23rd, an Information Session about B.H.M.S. and the Hospitality Industry was successfully held at the Grand Hilton Hotel in Seoul.Two hundred and forty people attended this event.
On June 20th, B.H.M.S. celebrated a new class of graduates at the Schweizerhof, a traditional 5-star hotel located right in the Old Town of Lucerne, with a ceremony gathering 80 students from different nationalities. Their families and friends were also present to celebrate this special event which marks the transition from the study time to the professional world.
Students from the last year's Bachelor Degree in Culinary Arts at B.H.M.S., always take part in different projects, workshops and practical experiences in order to enhance their knowledge and practical skills. Taking over a restaurant in Lucerne is one of these projects.
B.H.M.S. participated for second time in the “The Future Chef Contest" which is an annual student Culinary Competition similar to the MasterChef in Asia.
B.H.M.S.’ Hotel/Hospitality and Global/Business programs offer students the opportunity to learn how to become successful managers in this dynamic and growing field and acquire a global skill-set that is transferable to many other industries.
Humairaa Hamid from Malaysia, had passion for Culinary Arts. She chose the B.H.M.S. Culinary Academy to fulfill her dream and obtain a career in the Culinary world.
Read Humairaa’s testimonial and learn how she decided to travel to Switzerland and study Culinary Arts at B.H.M.S. ...
B.H.M.S. created five M.Sc./MBA degrees according to your interests and needs. These new degrees are designed to enable graduates, or those wishing to develop their career path, with the opportunity to enhance their hospitality and business knowledge and capabilities with a higher qualification which can accelerate their career progression.
There is a plethora of reasons why B.H.M.S. is one of the best hospitality and business schools. B.H.M.S., Business and Hotel Management School, is located in Switzerland and it is the top hospitality and business management school in the city of Lucerne where hundreds of students choose to complete their studies every year and pursue an international career!
B.H.M.S. was pleased to participate at an educational event in Bangkok, and we enjoyed surprising the students at the Thammasat University with our Culinary Truck offering sweet delicacies to everyone!
Whether you are just getting ready to graduate from high school, or you are looking at a career change, hospitality management may be a career path to consider.
Especially taking into consideration that the hospitality industry is growing steadily, getting a college degree in hospitality management will give you the skills needed to prepare you for the vast and exciting hospitality industry.
Stefan Corbie, from Trinidad and Tobago, came to Switzerland to study Culinary Arts. He chose the city of Lucerne and B.H.M.S., to build a foundation for his dream career and to become a Chef!
Read his testimonial about his experience completing a Bachelor Degree in Culinary Arts at B.H.M.S.
Since graduating from B.H.M.S. in 2016, Chef Tawatchai Ubonsaii from Thailand was very busy as he worked at Sheraton hotel, Grand Hyatt hotel and now at the Marriott Bangkok hotel as a sous chef. He participated in a commercial, represents the Marriott Hotel in events around India, and newspapers as well as magazines dedicate articles on him.
Ray William Kumaat, a B.H.M.S. student from Indonesia, currently pursuing his dream by studying Culinary Arts at B.H.M.S., wants to be a part of the Swiss Arctic Project, in order to be able to share the true story about what is happening in the arctic and what people have to do about it.
B.H.M.S. is here to support this great initiative!
On February 17th a major world-scale event of the hospitality industry took place at the Intercontinental in Kiev Ukraine. 380 guests from 21 countries of Europe gathered in one place in order to identify future trends of the hospitality industry, and project its development for the next couple of years.
Mr. Magdy Attalla, a Regional Director of B.H.M.S., Business & Hotel Management School in Switzerland was among the guests as well!
Read about the Specialist Seminar in Spa, Beauty & Wellness Management, for the MSc students.
Do you know that internships during the study period can benefit your future career?
Paid internships are part of the studies at B.H.M.S. and students for each academic year complete a 6-month industry training where they gain practical experience in the hospitality industry.
The 48th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting took place in the Swiss Alpine resort of Davos-Klosters from 23rd-26th January 2018 and the B.H.M.S. students had the opportunity to participate in this special annual event!
B.H.M.S. was honoured to welcome at the City Campus the Professor Ghader Ghorbani, the Iranian Deputy Minister of Science & Technology.
Our alumni Bloem Mustafa Koks and Tareq Osama Mustafa, both studied hospitality management at B.H.M.S. and they became successful entrepreneurs as they opened the first purely vegan restaurant in Lucerne 3 years ago.
What a great success!
In January 2018 a new calendar year has begun and new challenges await B.H.M.S. and our students as well!
The exciting first intake of 2018 took place at B.H.M.S. and we had an amazing time all together, as many new students arrived at B.H.M.S. and attended a busy, informative but amazing orientation day!
During December, B.H.M.S. invited and hosted in Lucerne groups of agents from Asia,Russia, CIS and Iran.
The iconic location of the Culture and Convention Center in Lucerne hosted the Master, Graduate Certificate, PGD, Bachelor and MBA graduates and we were pleased to watch them receiving their Diplomas and Degrees, a proof of their hard work during study time.
As part of the seminar in Sport and Event Marketing, the students had the chance to witness, firsthand, the management of one of the biggest one-day sport events in Switzerland this year, and the most important football match for Switzerland: the World Cup Play-offs between Northern Ireland and Switzerland.
Atharva College of Hotel Management & Catering Technology and B.H.M.S. Switzerland have begun an academic collaboration that was signed by the President of B.H.M.S. Mr. Heinrich Meister and the Executive President of the Atharva Group of Institutes Mr. Sunil Rane.
A New Social Media Milestone for B.H.M.S. and a great reason to celebrate!
On Friday 10th of November 2017, we had the opportunity to celebrate with our students and staff the more than 100k followers on the B.H.M.S. Facebook page and the almost 10k on our Instagram account!
B.H.M.S. Switzerland will open its doors and the attendees will have the opportunity to receive a valuable insight about the courses offered at our institution and our high academic standards. They will also get to know the university facilities and learn of our great location in the beautiful city of Lucerne.
Exceptional vistas, unique nature and even a rowing club, help the visitors relax to the greatest. This place is the Rotsee!
Next to the famous lake Lucerne, you can find the Rotsee which can be reached on foot within 10 minutes from the main B.H.M.S. campus and our students always enjoy their time there!
B.H.M.S. Business & Hospitality Management School, one of the leading private institutions of higher education in Switzerland for international careers in hospitality management, appointed Mr. Beat R. Wicki to take over the management of the school ensuring continuity in the further development of B.H.M.S.
Every graduate’s goal is to become a skilled candidate by the end of the course in order to land a good job and start building a successful career, right?
You can be sure about it at B.H.M.S.! It is in our mission the commitment to the students’ professional development.
The Swiss Museum of Transport is the most popular Museum in Switzerland. Did you know it?
As part of the excursions programs at B.H.M.S., our students will have the chance to visit it.
There are more than 3,000 objects spread over an exhibition area of 20,000 square meters showcase the development of traffic on roads, by rail, on water, in the air and in space.
During October, B.H.M.S. is receiving visits from many important American companies interested in recruiting students from B.H.M.S.
There is no other waterfall in Europe bigger than the Rheinfall ---> and this is a record!
A trip to the rock, a round trip in the river basin or a leisurely cruise to Rheinau are simple unforgettable experiences which visitors enjoy when they visit the Rhein Falls!
As part of the student activities, our students have the opportunity to enjoy the unique and fabulous Rhine Falls which are an amazing spectacle!
When you decide to become a student at B.H.M.S., you will start a lifetime experience which includes living abroad and meeting people from all around the world! Read the text to understand how an international multicultural environment in the school is positive for your studies and career!
The B.H.M.S. students enjoy their time in Switzerland and keep visiting the most beautiful and interesting places within the country.
The mountain Sonnenberg is famous for its fascinating, almost untouched nature, and the imposing panoramic view of the mountains, Lake Lucerne, Kriens and the greater Lucerne area!
Besides the core-content related to Hospitality Management, students at B.H.M.S. are exposed to relevant subjects that have an impact in the Travel Industry, and in the society as a whole.
Lake Lucerne is fascinating due to its picturesque landscape and historical sites and a boat trip is a great way to enjoy the beautiful region at a slow pace.
Our students enjoy these boat trips with their peers, as there’s always something new to see and admire in these short cruises.
HOSCO has become a true community of passionate hospitality professionals and with B.H.M.S. being an official partner school Ms. Sophie Navaro (HOSCO Relations manager) came to Lucerne from Barcelona to support Simon Wellfare (B.H.M.S. Head of Career Services).
As soon as they arrive in Switzerland, the B.H.M.S. students, apart from the high quality education they receive, they also have the opportunity to get to know Switzerland and explore most of its beauties.
Their first excursion is at the Mount Pilatus! But do you know what makes this place amazing?
As most of the universities offer two or three intakes per year e.g. spring or summer and fall, B.H.M.S. gives you the opportunity to apply in one of its 8 enrolment intakes per year!
At B.H.M.S. we encourage entrepreneurship through different approaches during the undergraduate and graduate programs.Read more about this.
Elena Visentin, a B.H.M.S./RGU BA in Hospitality Management student, shared with us her overall experience from her studies at B.H.M.S. in Switzerland!
Dr. Anthony Erb, B.H.M.S. International Dean and International Marketing Director, signed a partnership agreement with the Hong Kong Culinary Academy!
Field trips are an important component of the study programs at B.H.M.S. They enrich the overall learning experience and broaden the knowledge acquired during the academic lessons.
B.H.M.S. Business & Hospitality Management School in Luzern appoints new Campus Director Beat. R.Wicki, effective from 01 November 2017.
On 22nd June, B.H.M.S. had an important guest Mr. Patrick Guyot from the State Secretariat for Migration, which is part of the Federal Department of Justice and Police, Switzerland.The visit was successful both for the B.H.M.S. and for the representatives of the authorities
Teodora Fones, a B.H.M.S./RGU BA Degree in Global Management student, is currently completing her last paid internship training at the Sheraton Hotel in Zurich, Switzerland.
She shared with us her study and working experience at B.H.M.S. in Switzerland!
At the end of the first semester of the MSc in International Hospitality, the students have the opportunity of taking part in one themed seminar to conclude the academic part of the course. The current M.S.c students have voted and chosen the specialized seminar focused on Luxury Brands and Services Management.
Every course at B.H.M.S. provides an excellent opportunity to gain knowledge and working experience during the study period. Internships are key for building experience as a student while giving you the opportunity to achieve your own learning goals without the responsibilities of being a permanent employee.
Studying at B.H.M.S. is an investment for your future! During this experience, you will be provided with an education that combines academics with professional development and real-life work experience. The successful outcome for our graduate students is an international career placement!
B.H.M.S. is happy to announce a new partnership with the Ton Duc Thang University - Vietnam!
The senior management team of the university visited Switzerland and B.H.M.S. last week in order to sign a memorandum of understanding with Mr. Heinrich Meister, President of B.H.M.S. and the Benedict Education Group.
Accreditation is always a factor to take into account when it comes to choosing the institution where to study a Bachelor or a Master's Degree.
B.H.M.S., as an authorized post-secondary educational institution in the city of Lucerne in Switzerland, is certified by various institutions of higher learning worldwide!
Seminar in Branding, Marketing and Customer Service Management in Luxury Sector for the M.S.c. Degree students
This month, the students of the MSc in International Hospitality Business Management participated in a Specialist Seminar focused on Luxury Brands and Services Management.
It’s a 3-day seminar in which the participants were introduced to the Luxury sector to learn Branding principles, key elements and techniques, as well as, to accumulate the necessary Marketing and Brand Management knowledge by working on individual and group projects.
After two weeks of term break, some students returned to B.H.M.S. for one more academic term, and together with them, new students arrived to start their study journey.
The field of Culinary Arts offers extensive career opportunities in an exciting and challenging profession, since the possibilities in the culinary arts field are endless and employment opportunities can be obtained all around the globe.
These days, having a Bachelor Degree is not enough anymore. Probably, you have already heard a lot about soft skills, and that's not a surprise, since more and more employers are seeking these interpersonal skills in job candidates, preferring to employ those who showcase them. But do you know what they mean, and how a course in Hospitality can help you to develop them?
Switzerland is a country of natural wonders, with numerous lakes, historical cities, idyllic landscapes and the Alps, but it is also a great destination for those interested in higher education. See some reasons why you should consider Switzerland to study abroad!
For us at B.H.M.S., a new intake, where new students arrive to start their study journey, is always special!
The B.H.M.S. team; lead by Mr. Heinrich Meister (President of B.H.M.S. & Benedict Education Group) and Dr. Anthony Erb (International Programmes Dean) met with key agents and sub-agents of all major states in India,
B.H.M.S. (Business and Hotel Management School) representatives were invited to The Royal Palace in Bangkok, Thailand to present scholarships to Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn.
When looking for the perfect candidate, employers at the Hospitality Industry require specific skills and competencies that are a must-have in this area. And it’s not just the employers who expect these qualities but also the customers.
This week, the students of the MSc in International Hospitality Business Management are participating in a Specialist Seminar focused in Sports and Events Marketing.
You may have heard that working in the Hospitality Industry is fun and exciting. It is true that it can be challenging, but it is also very fulfilling.If you are interested in pursuing a career in this dynamic industry, check out these 10 reasons why is it great to have a job related to Hospitality!
Since the beginning of October, B.H.M.S. is offering a new course: Diploma Hotelier/Restaurateur HF - a Professional Bachelor in Hotel Management Program.The Diploma Hotelier/Restaurateur HF is the basis for an international career, and prepares for leadership positions in the area of Hospitality Management.
B.H.M.S. attended the World Student Scholarship Education Program, organized by Gulf Conferences Ltd. which took place last week in Abu Dhabi.
Mr Shaun Leonard is the Culinary program leader in the Culinary Academy of B.H.M.S.!
He is also the team manager for the last 9 years of the Cercle des Chefs de Cuisine Luzern, which is an association of chefs and representatives of Gastro-suppliers from Switzerland...
We have established a partnership with Hotel Europe in order to provide the students with one more option of accommodation in the city of Lucerne, during the winter time.
Last Friday, we celebrated the official opening of the “B.H.M.S. City Campus”, a new Student Residence, and the “City Campus Café”, a brand new restaurant with a state-of-the-art kitchen.
Living abroad is a lifetime experience. It exposes you to different circumstances, opening your eyes to a new perspective on life. It may be challenging at times, but there’s no doubt it will shape you as a person.
But don’t worry; these times will also be full of rewarding memories.
An internship is the greatest way to integrate knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional environment. Completing an internship during your studies, either in a graduate or a postgraduate course helps you to be a competitive candidate in the job market.
You have decided to go to Switzerland and study at B.H.M.S. in order to start a new phase in your career and live a great experience. Certainly, you are very excited about this journey and we look forward to welcoming you at B.H.M.S.! But if you have not decided to apply at B.H.M.S. yet, do you know the steps a student has to take until the beginning of the studies?
Every graduate has common concerns and expectations regarding the prospects of a future career and employment.
At B.H.M.S. we have great placement opportunities every year. Discover why.
On July 3rd the first Commencement Ceremony in Luzern for B.H.M.S. took place at the KKL Convention Center for our BA, MBA and Post Graduate students.
The 127 BHMS graduates were from many different countries and were very excited to celebrate their special day, the Graduation Day!
Zhongming Mao, the Vice President from SICFL (Shanghai Industry & Commerce Foreign Language College) and 6 Senior Directors visited BHMS on June 27th and attended a MOU (Memorandum of Understanding and Agreement) ceremony with the president of B.H.M.S., Mr. Meister, in order to create a Joint Education Program in Hotel and Hospitality Management.
Are you interested in joining the Hotel and Hospitality Management Industry? Through our Student Tutorial videos, you can get some basic information and tips related to Food and Beverage Services, such as: ‘How to set a French Course Table’, ‘Wine Opening and Serving Procedure’ and a small introduction of ‘How to communicate in German in different scenarios'.
"The Future Chef Contest" is an annual student culinary competition similar to MasterChef in Asia, and this year the contest took place in May and June in Vietnam.
Mr. Simon Wellfare, our Head of Internship Placements, was invited to participate in the contest as one of the judges representing B.H.M.S.!
Some of our talented and creative Culinary Students participated in the Mont Vert Recipe Competition 2016, which took place last month, and they were the winners! They took first, second, third and fourth places!
Have you ever wondered what are the career opportunities after the completion of the Hospitality Management program? Good news! There are limitless possibilities available for those who have completed a Bachelor degree in this area!
Studying at B.H.M.S. proves to be a great experience for all!
This is because B.H.M.S. organizes a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities in order to balance students’ academic and social life. These activities help them gain and maintain a healthy lifestyle, increase their study motivation and enrich their overall life experience in Switzerland!
B.H.M.S. has signed a collaboration agreement with Centara Hotels & Resort Group at the end of April 2016.
Today we celebrated the opening of our fifth campus in the city of Lucerne!
In addition to LFC, SKQ, SentiPark and Baselstr. 57 we have a new campus –Gibraltarstrasse 34.
The new campus is beautifully equipped with large flat screens in each room for optimal visual/sound to support multi-media learning.
Every year the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) releases its Economic Impact Reports, which display the contribution of Travel & Tourism to a country's economy.
The updated report launched this year provides a view of the development of the tourism industry over the past 5 years which has been impacting directly on the job sector.
The worldwide travel & tourism industry continued to see strong growth throughout 2016 and international tourist arrivals are predicted to grow by 3-4% per year and reach 1.8 billion in 2030, according to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) report.
Our new students were warmly welcomed at one of the biggest B.H.M.S. intakes which took place at the end of last week!
During the orientation day, students were pleased to meet their classmates and the teaching staff and they became familiar with the campus services offered by B.H.M.S.. Furthermore, they had the opportunity to receive a lot of information about the school policies, general rules and the student life at B.H.M.S..
Last summer, B.H.M.S. upgraded its culinary facilities by adding a state-of-the-art training kitchen to the existing production kitchen. In this stress-free environment, culinary students have the chance to acquire and practice core culinary skills and competencies before applying them to a real food production kitchen environment.
Do you consider studying in Switzerland? If you have a passion about the hospitality industry you most probably know that Switzerland is the worldwide leader in the Hospitality management education.
Here is your chance to discover more about studying in Switzerland...
Googlers for a Day!
The BA Global Management students visited the Google offices in Zurich. They experienced a 'behind the scenes' look at the Google culture and learned how the company keeps creative and innovative.
Click to see some photos of this unique day.
B.H.M.S. was proud to be able to host thirty Compass College students from Hong Kong this week! They were able to experience „B.H.M.S. Life“ by living and attending classes in Lucerne and were actually able to see what B.H.M.S. is all about!
On June 12th 2015, B.H.M.S., Business & Hotel Management School became an official member of the Swiss Conference of Higher Technical Colleges and is therefore officially labeled as a ''Swiss Federal College of Higher Education''.
B.H.M.S. interviewed Jenny Harder, a B.H.M.S. Student doing her internship at Florhof Hotel in Zurich. Jenny is a 24 years old Swiss girl and she has a lot of motivation! Her internship has begun last November after the first 6 months of studies and she tell us everything about it!
On July 15th B.H.M.S. graduates traveled to Scotland with their families from Thailand, Switzerland, Taiwan, Hong Kong, China and Kenya for a very special day: The Graduation Day! The excitement was great in anticipation of receiving their long-awaited Degrees!
Most people associate culinary arts with being a chef or food service worker, usually working in a restaurant with long hours and limited career advancement. However, many different opportunities exist for those who seek a career in this field. Higher education can help open the door to many of those options; and there are numerous types of work in the field of which most people are unaware. Since culinary arts has so much to offer, let's take a look at some things you may not know about this field...
The latest WTTC (World Travel & Tourism Council) Benchmarking compares the economic contribution of Travel and Tourism to that of eight other industries. It shows that the sector is a key employer with a high multiplier impact and therefore the best industry sector to start your career.
The twelve lucky B.H.M.S. students who have been invited on an all-expense paid trip to Walt Disney World in Orlando are back at B.H.M.S. Get some impressions of their amazing trip...
Day after day companies are more concerned about providing a better service to their customers. Luxury Brands are increasing their sales numbers and growing around 14.3% per year (Deloitte's 2014 Luxury Goods Report). The focus on the customer service is contributing to increase the companies' needs for recruiting trained graduates who can perfectly understand the expectations of demanding clients.
Tourism will demonstrate its enduring ability to create jobs and prosperity for the global economy in 2015 with the sector forecast to grow by 3.7 per cent, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).
This demonstrates the sector’s enduring ability to generate economic growth and create jobs at a faster rate than the global economy, which is due to grow by 2.9 per cent in 2015.
The sector will account for 284 million jobs, 9.5 per cent of total employment, or one in eleven of all jobs on the planet.
See the statement of Mellisa Root, Pastry Chef at Rosewood Sand Hill in Palo Alto, USA and gold medal winner at the 2008 World Culinary Olympics.
According to the WTTC Economic Impact Report 2014, the travel and tourism sector is the world’s largest employer, making up 8.9% of total global employment in 2013 – 1 in 11 of all jobs worldwide. By 2024, it is predicted that an additional 81 million jobs will be created (10.2% of total employment) .....
Whether you'd love to work in a hotel or you fantasize about hanging out in casinos for work, the hospitality industry is geared toward results and experience over education. If you're amazing with people, don't mind busting your butt to get work done and you know how to make things happen, you'd be a natural.
There is a serious shortage of the right people, in the right place, with the right skills to meet the growth of Travel & Tourism over the next ten years.