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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 Lucerne).


Bachelor's degree
Tourism & Hospitality
Culinary Arts Delivery method Length Location
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Culinary Arts On campus 7 semesters Le Bouveret
Master's degree
MA Master of Arts in Culinary Business Management On campus 2 semesters Le Bouveret
Diploma / certificate
Tourism & Hospitality
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 Lucerne
  • = Course Level Beginner
  • = Course Level Intermediate

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Switzerland ranked #2 study abroad country

Switzerland has been ranked the #2 study abroad country in Europe (and #4 in the world) for 2020! If you want to experience the beauty of the Swiss Alps, explore beautiful towns, and sample world-renowned cuisine, Switzerland is a great study abroad option.


Le Bouveret Campus

Le Bouveret is a charismatic French-speaking town nestled on the shores of Lake Geneva, and just a five-minute drive to neighbouring France. Known for its beautiful beach and many outdoor attractions, Le Bouveret is a popular summer resort. Conveniently located near the vibrant towns of Montreux and Lausanne, the nearest airport is Geneva International Airport.

Lucerne Campus

Lucerne, the gateway to central Switzerland is a beautiful German-speaking city with a thriving tourism industry located just 45 minutes from Zurich International Airport. Situated on the shores of beautiful Lake Lucerne, the city offers the perfect combination of tradition and modernity


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.

Lucerne Campus

Lucerne is often described as Switzerland’s most charming city. This scenic German-speaking location is Switzerland’s number one tourism destination. Visitors are rewarded with beautiful medieval architecture, views of the magnificent Lake Lucerne, as well as world-famous attractions like the Chapel Bridge and the Jesuit Church. Lucerne campus, just a stone’s throw away from the Swiss Alps, is easily accessible from Zurich Airport, and our students can retreat to the Swiss countryside on foot, by train, or by boat.

A Shared Campus

Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland shares its campuses in Le Bouveret and Lucerne 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.


CAAS - Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland

Route Cantonale 51
CH-1897 Le Bouveret

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