Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Culinary Arts

CAAS - Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland
7 semesters
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Le Bouveret

About this program

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Culinary Arts

This Bachelor programme links practical skills to academic knowledge so that you acquire the entrepreneurial know-how you need to launch your future career. Explore industry trends, acquire business acumen, develop your leadership and management skills, and in your final year, develop a food concept, that is ready to be used in the professional arena.

Accumulating over 1,100 kitchen hours over a three-year period (including two internships and three modules delivered in collaboration with Ritz Paris), you will receive a solid grounding in kitchen fundamentals while learning about entrepreneurship.

At the end of three years, you will be awarded with a:

  • Bachelor of International Business in Culinary Arts awarded by Cesar Ritz Colleges Switzerland
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Culinary Arts awarded by University of Derby, U.K.

Admission requirements

  • Completed secondary school education (IB Diploma, IBCP Diploma, Maturité, Abitur, French Bac, 2 A-levels, high school diploma or equivalent).
  • English language proficiency of TOEFL iBT 55 or IELTS 5.5 or equivalent.
  • Recommended minimum age of 18 years.

Who is it for?

High School graduates

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Program content

Year 1

Acquire the Skill

Term 1

  • Fundamentals of Classical Cooking - Practical
  • Fundamentals of Classical Cooking - Theory
  • Food Safety and Sanitation
  • Introduction to Industry Experience
  • French or German 1

Term 2

  • Culinary Skills in Banquet and Buffet Preparation
  • Introduction to Baking and Pastry Arts
  • Kitchen Management
  • Business Communication
  • French or German 2

Term 3

  • Cuisines of Europe
  • The World of Garde Manger
  • Nutrition
  • French or German 3

Year 2

Master the Art

Term 4

  • Cuisines of the World
  • Restaurant Service and Management
  • Wine, Beverage and Mixology (in collaboration with Ritz Paris)
  • Marketing for the Food Industry

Term 5

  • Fine Dining Kitchen
  • Advanced Baking and Pastry (in collaboration with Ritz Paris)
  • Food & Beverage Management
  • Applied Research

Year 3

Take the Lead

Term 6

  • Business Plan for the Entrepreneur 1
  • Culinary Concept Planning
  • Food Development Project
  • Food Styling
  • Chocolate and Sugar Arts

Term 7

  • Business Plan for the Entrepreneur 2 (in collaboration with Ritz Paris)
  • Culinary Events Management
  • Gastronomy and Food Trends
  • Food Philosophy
  • International Food and Wine Matching

Scholarships & funding

Limited scholarships are available every year on a first come first serve basis.

For more information, please visit the university website


The full tuition price is 152,880 CHF.

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Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland (CAAS)

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Lucas Schers

Cette école est incroyable !!! Je suis passionner de cuisine et mon plus grand rêve est de devenir chef d’un restaurant étoilé. Cette école est génial premièrement grâce à une équipe pédagogique fantastique, passionné, toujours prêtes a aider et motiver à nous faire atteindre nos objectifs. Mais aussi parce que au delà des cours et de l’expérien...

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winni wu

如果你对烹饪感兴趣,CAA值得你来学习,就算是我这种上学之前什么都不会的,也可以在课程中慢慢锻炼自己,学习到很多. 但是对于本来厨艺就很厉害的人来说,前期课程会比较简单,但是绝对不枯燥. 本来我以为来这里学习只是增长厨艺,但是他们也有很多理论课,比如厨房管理,营养学等等,让你全方面发展,我觉得这还挺好的,毕业以后可以选择不同的职位,不仅仅是厨师. CAA的老师们也非常友好,不会就问,他们都会细心讲解,永远不要怕去问问题,他们都特别乐意为学生解答,我对老师们的印象都非常好. 学校的厨房用具都非常好,尤其是新楼里的设备都特别贵,平时都很注重卫生,学生打扫完以后老师都会检查一遍,厨房的卫生非常重要. 关于校园生活休闲时的生活我想说,真的很无聊,这里没什么好玩...

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Lucas Schers

This school is really amazing !!! I am passioned by cooking and in the future I want to be a chef, and this school is giving me everything I need to reach my objective. It is really interesting to study here because except the class, we can also learn a lot through different clubs in the school, such as the wine club, the Dance club, the music c...

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CAAS - Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland

Route Cantonale 51
CH-1897 Le Bouveret

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