Postgraduate Diploma in Culinary Arts

If you hold a degree in another field and dream of transitioning your career to the culinary sector, the Postgraduate Diploma in Culinary Arts is tailored specifically for you. This well-rounded programme develops both your creativity and your managerial skills. From stocks and sauces to cuts, explore advanced techniques and master classic European cooking methods within a real working restaurant environment, preparing you for your internship.

Embrace this exciting opportunity to embark on a new culinary journey and unlock the doors to a fulfilling and successful career in the culinary arts.

Admission Requirements:

  • Associate Degree or equivalent
  • 2-3 years of work experience
  • IELTS 5.0 or equivalent

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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

    Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Culinary Arts

    The B.H.M.S. Postgraduate Diploma in Culinary Arts is designed for degree holders in other fields, wishing to re-align their career into the culinary sector. It combines a hands-on approach to culinary operations and elementary food preparation skills with more advanced techniques and creativity in the latter part of the programme. Managerial skills are enhanced through key, applied theory courses to ensure a balanced conversion award. Highlights of the programme include classic European cooking methods, cuts, stocks and sauces as a foundation stone, before practicing these skills with international and contemporary menus in a working restaurant environment. The industry essentials of food safety and nutrition are also taught in preparation for the students’ industry training placement.