Business and Hotel Management School - Luzern Switzerland

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Bachelor Degree in Culinary Arts - BHMS Lucerne

Bachelor Degree in Culinary Arts

The third and final year, leading to a Bachelor’s Degree in Culinary Arts, builds on the students’ existing culinary competencies and experiences to deepen and hone practical, leadership and business skills. Highlights of this third year program include inter-disciplinary management of food service operations, including customer service, resource planning and management. New product development, molecular cuisine, technology applications and managing teams in the kitchen labs provide additional capstone learning in a variety of skill areas before students progress to their final industry training and job placement.


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Bachelor Degree in Culinary Arts


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BHMS Culinary Facilities:

BHMS upgraded its culinary facilities and added a new, state-of-the-art training kitchen to the existing production kitchen. In this stress-free environment, culinary students in each year of the program have the chance to acquire and practice core culinary skills and competencies before applying them to a real food production kitchen environment.

Diploma in Culinary Arts:

This 6-12-month Diploma in Culinary Arts program introduces students to the world of food production through basic operation techniques and hands-on core competency training. Students are being introduced to the basic cooking methods, kitchen equipment, machinery and utensils, as well as recipe costing and kitchen procedures. Students also learn how to use food ingredients, develop their skills in utilizing kitchen equipment and utensils, learn how to prepare basic stocks, soups, sauces and salads and become familiar with kitchen terminology, nutrition and kitchen accounting principles. After successfully completing the first 6-months of the diploma studies, students qualify for a 4-6 month paid internship in one of the  many renowned Swiss dining establishments.

Higher Diploma in Culinary Arts:

This 6-12-month Higher Diploma in Culinary Arts program builds onto student's fundamental understanding of international culinary principles gained at the Diploma level (1st year of studies). Students explore European and ethnic cuisines by preparing a wide range of recipes including typical appetizers, fish, vegetarian, main course dishes, as well as pastry and desserts. Students also learn communication and management skills, leadership and team work and guest relations. After successfully completing the first 6-months of the higher diploma studies, students qualify for a 4-6 month paid internship in one of the many renowned Swiss dining establishments.

Direct Entry into Culinary Arts:

Direct entry status into the Higher Diploma in Culinary Arts program is granted to applicants who have successfully completed at least one academic year of culinary arts education (with English as a study medium) at an accredited institution and hold a verified culinary work certificate from a top-class hotel or a restaurant.

5th Semester (6 month)

Hospitality Maketing Management
Legality & Sustainability in the Hospitality Sector
Food Service Management
Financial Management
Technology for Catering Operations
Creativity & Entrepreneuship
Leadership of the Contemporary Kitchen
Molecular Gastronomy

6th Semester (4-6 months)

Industry Training