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Diploma in Culinary Arts

Length: 1 year
Study pace: Full time
Education level: Diploma program
Institute: BHMS
Study allowances: Yes
Location: Lucerne

Program description

Program description

Study Culinary Arts at B.H.M.S.

The Diploma in Culinary Arts consists of one intensive study period of 6 months at the BHMS campus in Lucerne, Switzerland, and one practical paid industry training period of 4-6 months in the Swiss hospitality industry.

The B.H.M.S. Diploma in Culinary Arts program is specifically designed for young adults wishing to enter the field of gastronomy. The program offers students practical and professional core competency training in food creation, so that they are able fully competent to contribute to the industry upon. This carries considerable value and prestige with employers worldwide. It can also benefit people looking to obtain the necessary specialized knowledge when contemplating opening their own culinary or catering business. Students with the appropriate qualifications can enter the program in the second year.

This first year program introduces potential students to the wonderful world of food and food production. It teaches basic food production techniques and allows the students to understand what the demands are that the industry requires of future culinarians. This basic course prepares a student for his/her first internship in a commercial kitchen and will allow him/her to develop the confidence, team-work capability, knowledge and skills to survive in the hustle and bustle of a large, fully-functional kitchen.

Admission requirements

The Entry Requirements for the Diploma in Culinary Arts (1st year) are:

  • 18 years of age
  • 10 + 2 years of secondary higher education
  • English language skills at a level equal to IELTS 5.0 or TOEFL 500

Career & Placement Services

B.H.M.S. is affiliated with various multinationals and consultants to assist students to apply for the international job market. B.H.M.S. mediates the relation between various employment consultants and students to assist them with interview preparation, written and video resumes as well as employment documentations.


The Language of instruction in all courses at B.H.M.S. is English. However, students also learn German, as knowledge of several languages is an important asset in the hotel industry and is an extra "passport" for a global career. German lessons also help students to communicate with the local community and during their industry placement as these are mainly based in the German speaking part of Switzerland.

Paid Industry Training in Switzerland

Industry training is an integral part of the study program at B.H.M.S. During every academic year, students may be required to carry out 4-6 months industry training period in a hotel or a restaurant approved by B.H.M.S. A Career and Placement Counselor assists students with placements in hotels and restaurants in Switzerland and outside Switzerland as well.

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B.H.M.S. Switzerland: Your Stepping Stone to a Global Career!

B.H.M.S. Business & Hotel Management School is part of the Benedict Education Group, one of Switzerland’s largest and oldest private education institutions with 4 campuses in Switzerland and over 15,000 part-time and full-time students and professionals studying at its premises...

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Gütschstrasse 2 - 6
6003 Lucerne

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