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Advanced Diploma in Culinary Arts Management








1- or 2-Years includes:
Academic Study
20 weeks/year
20-24 weeks/year


Onsite or


100%  in English
Entry Requirements
Career Opportunities

Advanced Diploma in Culinary Arts Management

The Advanced Diploma in Culinary Arts Management advances students essential skills of classical and international cuisine preparation, garde manger, butchery, patisserie and bakery, to develop the student’s professionalism in producing world class cuisine. Students will advance their skills in culinary arts, food and beverage operations and supervision, menu creation, health and nutrition, baking, pastry, kitchen layout and design, food preparation such as cooking and plating whole dishes and pastries to perfection.

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Entry Requirements

Diploma Pathway/Transfer Student (1 year):

  • A minimum age of 18 at enrollment.
  • Completed full-time high school education and a Diploma with minimum 60 ECTS or equivalent.
  • OR Completed BHS SWITZERLAND’s Diploma in Culinary Arts Management.

Direct Advanced Diploma Pathway (2 years):

  • A minimum age of 18 at enrollment.
  • Completed full-time high school education.


English Requirements

  • All students without English as a first language must show competence in English at a level equal to IELTS 5.5 minimum.  Or prior study in English language.
  • BHS SWITZERLAND can provide a set of placement tests where necessary to assess a student’s English level.
  • Students who do not satisfy the English language requirement may choose to combine this program with the English for Tourism & Hospitality qualification in order to help raise their fluency to the required level.

Career Opportunities

The Advanced Diploma in Culinary Arts Management will enable students to apply for jobs in culinary organisations such as hotels, resorts, restaurants, cruise lines, contract catering, retail outlets, fast food restaurants, and many more.

Career opportunities in today’s world of culinary arts for graduates; Commis Cook, Chef, Under Chef, Catering Chef, Cruise Line Chef, Food Photographer, Food Promoter, Food Writier, Food Research Specialist, Food Stylist, Nutritionist and many more.



Fees apply for 2022 intake


Advanced Diploma in Culinary Arts Management

(1-2 year)

Fees in Swiss Francs (CHF)

Diploma Level

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Advanced Diploma Level 

(Year 2)

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* The accommodation fee may vary. Based on the room type. All room options are subject to availability.

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Why Study the Advanced Diploma in Culinary Arts Management at BHS SWITZERLAND?

At BHS SWITZERLAND we provide our students with:

  • valuable insights into the culinary arts industry’s latest trends and skills to create consumable masterpieces, making our students a much sought-after professional in the culinary arts industry
  • entrepreneurial concepts to help students launch their own business and explore career options
  • theoretical and practical training throughout the program
  • work-based learning experiences; internships
  • international faculty with years of experience in the culinary field
  • strong networks garnered by our international faculty gives our students an extra edge in your future career
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Advanced Diploma in Culinary Arts Management

Program Structure

Diploma Pathway/Transfer Students (1 year):

  • Students must successfully complete: 8 core courses and 3 optional courses and a full-time internship
  • Credits: 60 ECTS

Direct Advanced Diploma Pathway (2 years):

  • Students must successfully complete: 16 core courses and 6 optional courses and 2 full-time internships
  • Credits: 120 ECTS

Year 1

Core Courses

Introduction to Culinary and Kitchen Hygiene

Professional Culinary Studies

Professional Pastry

Food and Beverage Operations

Food and Beverage Supervision

Menu Creation and Development

Commodities, Health and Nutrition

Professional Practical Training

Practical Training Internship

Year 2

Core Courses

Creative Kitchen Operations and Management

Purchasing for Chefs

Food and Beverage Cost Control

Commercial Kitchen Layout and Design

Human Resource Management in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry

Food and Beverage Management

Strategic Marketing in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry

Professional Practical Training 2

Practical Training Internship

Note:  The courses listed above for this program are regularly reviewed to ensure they are up-to-date and meet industry needs as well as the latest teaching methods. On occasion, we may need to make unexpected changes to the courses – if this occurs, we will contact all registered students as soon as possible.

Year 1

Optional Courses

Culinary Arts Development

Wine and Bar

Developing Employability for Hospitality

Professional Development Skills

Managing for Profit

English/German Communication 1

Year 2

Optional Courses

Fundamentals of Management

International Issues in Tourism and Hospitality

Hospitality Investigations


Managing Pub Operations

English/German Communication 2

Please Note: 

  • The optional courses are decided by BHS SWITZERLAND academic management based on industry needs and student enrollment. 
  • The language courses are mandatory for students who do not possess the minimum score of a B2 level in English and A2 in German.

Advanced Diploma in Culinary Arts Management