Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland (CAAS)

Learn from a highly experienced culinary team, in state-of-the-art facilities at Switzerland’s finest culinary school, one of the best in the world.

Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland aims to perfect your skills in a range of programmes tailored for different stages of culinary development including demonstration, fine-dining, application, innovative dining, and mass production. The practical programmes include six-month internships in iconic restaurants and hotels around the world.

You will also spend time with legends of the culinary industry who come to our campuses to give Masterclasses to inspire you to become a future culinary star! Studying in Switzerland will expose you to a variety of European cuisines and help you broaden your culinary horizons, as you live and learn alongside students from around the world.

Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland has achieved the distinction of being the only culinary school ranked in the QS World University Rankings, reflecting the superb quality of its teaching and facilities. Culinary Arts Academy graduates are successful culinary professionals and entrepreneurs with a passion for food and gastronomy.

The Bachelor's degree as well as the Master's degree are both awarded by University of Derby, U.K. The programmes are business-focused culinary degrees, with equal hours split between the kitchen and the classroom. They are perfect for future entrepreneurs looking to launch their food-based businesses.. With hands-on classes and small class sizes, students have the opportunity to develop their craft both inside and outside of the kitchen and the classroom.

The Swiss Grand Diploma programmes offer an alternative, shorter term option, with three 11-week themed programmes with an exception of Vegetarian Cuisine (in Le Bouveret). These programmes are taken as three independent building blocks. The modules start with a focus on fundementals, developing into innovative showpiece of excellence. The Swiss Grand Diploma are based on Culinary Arts /  or Pastry & Chocolate Arts (in Brig).


Bachelor's degree
Food & Beverage Studies
Culinary Arts Delivery method Length Location
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Culinary Arts On campus 7 semesters Le Bouveret
Master's degree
Food & Beverage Studies
Culinary Arts
MA Master of Arts in Culinary Business Management On campus 2 semesters Le Bouveret
Diploma / certificate
Food & Beverage Studies
Culinary Arts
Diploma in Vegetarian Culinary Arts On campus 2 semesters Le Bouveret
Swiss Grand Diploma in Culinary Arts On campus 3 semesters Le Bouveret
Swiss Grand Diploma in Pastry and Chocolate Arts On campus 3 semesters Le Bouveret
  • = Course Level Beginner
  • = Course Level Intermediate


CAAS - Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland is in the Top 10 Countries to Study Abroad Top 10 Europe rankings 2021 Top 10 Europe rankings 2020 badge

Awards & Accreditations

8th in the world for Hospitality & Leisure Management Studies

QS Rankings (2021)


Le Bouveret campus

Our Le Bouveret campus is home to some of our bachelor's program students. It is situated on the beautiful shores of Lake Geneva, just a five-minute drive to neighboring France and close to the vibrant towns of Montreux and Lausanne. Le Bouveret offers students access to beaches on the shores of Lake Geneva and easy access to popular mountain resorts.

Brig campus

Masters students, alongside final year bachelors students, live and study at our Brigcampus, the largest German-speaking town in the Valais region. The campus is located within a one-hour drive from the famous ski resorts of Saas-Fee and Zermatt, offering a variety of winter sports.


Le Bouveret Campus

Le Bouveret Campus is set on the shores of beautiful Lake Geneva, an hour’s drive from Geneva Airport and five minutes away from the French border. In the summer months, you can cool down with a swim in the lake, enjoy a different view of the village on a stand-up paddleboard, go on a boat ride, or hop on a steamer to tour nearby cities. You can visit the International Olympic Museum in Lausanne and attend the renowned jazz festival in Montreux. In winter months, put on your ski boots and head to the prestigious and picturesque ski resorts of Gstaad and Verbier.

Brig Campus

With its lovely old town and cobble-stoned streets, Brig is nestled in the sunny Rhône Valley at the foot of the Alps and only a short train ride away from the famous Matterhorn. Brig is a perfect starting point for excursions to mountain resorts Zermatt or Saas-Fee and is home to one of Switzerland’s largest open-air thermal baths.

A Shared Campus

Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland shares its campuses in Le Bouveret and Brig with César Ritz Colleges Switzerland, a partner school under the umbrella of Swiss Education Group. In the same way César Ritz was able to partner and excel with the French Chef Auguste Escoffier, students have regular opportunities to organise events and develop their hospitality skills alongside future entrepreneurs. This prepares students for their future employment where they would be required to work in cross-functional teams.


Average rating 4.8

Based on 4 reviews.

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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