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).
|Food & Beverage Studies|
|Culinary Arts||Delivery method||Length||Location|
|Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Culinary Arts||On campus||7 semesters||Le Bouveret|
|Food & Beverage Studies|
|MA Master of Arts in Culinary Business Management||On campus||2 semesters||Le Bouveret|
|Diploma / certificate|
|Food & Beverage Studies|
|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|
CAAS - Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland is in the Top 10 Countries to Study Abroad
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.
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.
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.
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