As December gets underway, one of the world’s most prestigious culinary arts academies, the Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland, is accepting applications for 2022. For culinary enthusiasts, this renowned school offers not only the highest level of education recognised in any cuisine in the world, a state-of-the-art course equipped with the latest technology, but also a unique opportunity to learn from some of the world’s most renowned culinary chefs. Such studies are becoming increasingly relevant for Brits who want to establish themselves or, more importantly, to stand out in the rapidly growing gastronomy market in the UK.
Cooking for the royal family
Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland boasts a teaching staff and guest lecturers who have risen to the top of their careers and won international recognition. Dedicated foodies will have heard of Anton Mosimann, who has led the culinary teams of five British Prime Ministers, from Margaret Thatcher to David Cameron (and who was also responsible for catering the evening reception after the wedding of the Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, to Catherine Middleton), and Culinary Olympics champion Tony Olson. These are world-class mentors, inviting you to learn from their extraordinary experience and technical skills of the highest standard.
Promising vegetarian cuisine programme
Vegetarian cuisine has experienced a real boom in recent years, with vegetarian and vegan-only restaurants popping up in major cities around the world, and in particular a growing interest in gourmet plant-based dishes.
In response to the latest market trends, Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland offers a range of culinary training courses, including a six-month Vegetarian Culinary Arts programme with the possibility of an internship in renowned restaurants abroad.
Offering short masterclasses
Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland offers bachelor’s and master’s programmes for those seeking higher education, but Brittish students are more likely to choose masterclasses lasting up to a year, with the possibility of a traineeship at one of the university’s prestigious partner restaurants in Switzerland or abroad.
The most popular course, Culinary Arts, is relevant for those who want to learn the fundamentals of classical cuisine and experience what it’s like to work alongside culinary legends. This programme is often chosen by culinary enthusiasts who have experience of working in restaurants and are looking to further their knowledge. Meanwhile, those planning to be in a bakery or a dessert business – choose the Pastry and Chocolate Arts course, which is dedicated to the art of pastry and covers both the fundamentals of classical European pastry and the applications of the latest technology.
Culinary Arts Academy offers a Short Swiss Grand Diploma course (3-12 months) in:
- Pastry and Chocolate Arts
- Culinary Arts
- Vegetarian Culinary Arts
Uses state-of-the-art kitchen equipment
Studying at Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland means learning culinary secrets using the latest technology and equipment. The academy offers themed kitchens and food laboratories, equipped to the highest standards and designed to teach specific skills. And with breathtaking views of snow-capped mountain peaks to boot!
Unlike in other countries, paying tuition fees in Switzerland means you don’t have to worry about a thing: the university provides accommodation, three meals a day and all the necessary learning tools – from clothing to tablets.
As Rando Kauge, an alumnus of the Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland and a current chef at the academy, says: This country offers all the opportunities and conditions to develop and become a top chef. The Academy has everything you need for culinary training: state-of-the-art kitchen equipment, lectures by world gastronomic stars. It is a smart choice for those who want to acquire practical and theoretical knowledge and who call food their passion.