Higher Diploma in Culinary Arts

The Higher Diploma program takes your fundamental understanding of international culinary principles, gained at the Diploma level, to new heights.

Elevate your skills and knowledge through hands-on learning where you'll practice advanced cold kitchen techniques, perfecting your ability to create culinary masterpieces. With a focus on contemporary dish creation and presentation, you'll hone your skills in crafting visually stunning and delectable dishes. Additionally, a dedicated chocolatier course will unlock the secrets of working with chocolate, adding a touch of sweetness to your culinary repertoire. Moreover, you'll begin developing your managerial skills through core business subjects, preparing you for a diverse range of culinary career opportunities.

This comprehensive program equips you with the expertise and leadership qualities to thrive in the ever-evolving culinary industry.

Admission Requirements:

  • Completed secondary school diploma
  • B.H.M.S. Diploma or equivalent
  • IELTS 5.5 or equivalent

    Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the American Culinary Federation Foundation.

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    Tuition Operating Expense1 Application Fee Academic Expense Accom.2 Meals Living Expense Total CHF
    Bachelor Degree Hospitality/Business or Culinary
    BA Degree 1st Year 27'600 2'500* 500 30'600 3'900 2'000 5'900 36'500
    BA Degree 2nd Year 28'600 2'500* 500 31'600 3'900 2'000 5'900 37'500
    BA Degree 3rd Year 29'600 2'500* 500 32'600 3'900 2'000 5'900 38'500
    M.Sc. Dual Degree
    M.Sc. Degree 29'600 2'500 500 32'600 3'900 2'000 5'900 38'500
    MBA with Specialisation
    MBA Degree 32'600 2'500 500 35'600 3'900 2'000 5'900 41'500
    M.Sc. + MBA
    M.Sc. + MBA 43'400 3'250 500 47'150 5'850 3'000 8'850 56'000
    Postgraduate Diploma Hospitality/Culinary
    Postgraduate Diploma 28'600 2'500* 500 31'600 3'900 2'000 5'900 37'500
    Graduate Certificate
    Graduate Certificate 15'700 750 500 16'950 1'950 1'000 2'950 19'900
    Pastry, Chocolate & Bakery
    Pastry, Chocolate & Bakery 1st Year 27600 2'500* 500 30'600 3'900 2'000 5'900 36'500
    Pastry, Chocolate & Bakery 2nd Year 28'600 2'500* 500 31'600 3'900 2'000 5'900 37'500
    Short Courses (10 weeks)
    Certificate Culinary Operations 14'700 750 500 15'900 1'950 1'000 2'950 18'900
    Advanced Certificate Culinary Arts 14'700 750 500 15'900 1'950 1'000 2'950 18'900
    Certificate Pastry, Chocolate & Bakery 14'700 750 500 15'900 1'950 1'000 2'950 18'900
    Advanced Certificate Pastry, Chocolate & Bakery 14'700 750 500 15'900 1'950 1'000 2'950 18'900
    Preparatory English
    Preparatory English 5'200 750 5'950 1'950 1'000 2'950 8'900

    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