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Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland

Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland

Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland


Passion For Food, Career For Life

We are regarded as Switzerland's best culinary schools and one of the world's finest thanks to our comprehensive curriculum that blends a top-rated culinary arts education with practical business theory. Nurture your talent, feed your curiosity, and build the strong foundations to succeed in the world of culinary arts.


At Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland, you don’t just get a world-class education – you also get the qualifications to back it up. Our courses are run in partnership with both academic and industry partners, meaning you’ll finish your education with diplomas that are highly regarded and professionally recognized in any kitchen around the world.

Our world-class instructors have worked in Michelin-starred restaurants and have even cooked for royalty. Our curriculum is influenced and delivered by the best, to provide expertise, inspiration, and support throughout your culinary journey. Hands-on masterclasses with industry icons let you experience working side-by-side with legends of the culinary world – gaining valuable insider knowledge in the process.

Sustainability: Leading by Example

A Proud Member of Green Globe

Our mission as a higher education institution is to shape future generations and to lead by example. Sustainability is essential for the future of hospitality, and we are proud to be an official member of Green Globe, the highest standard for sustainability worldwide. César Ritz Colleges Switzerland (Le Bouveret campus) became a Green Globe certified member in 2021. With this recognition, we aim to provide world-class education in hospitality and business, while managing our impact on the environment and teaching our students the best sustainability practices that they can bring with them into their future careers.

We are committed to

Sustainable Management

We are committed to developing standard procedures to:

  • Ensure staff development through continuous training
  • Measure customer satisfaction
  • Provide students with a world-class education in hospitality and business
  • Ensure legal compliance in all of our business operations

Social and Economic Sustainability

We engage with the local community and uphold our cultural heritage by:

  • Working with local businesses
  • Hiring locally
  • Using fair trade products
  • Providing employee protection
  • Implementing a code of conduct for staff and students
  • Preserving the unique historical aspects of the original architecture
  • Developing the curriculum in partnership with local producers

Environmental Sustainability

To reduce waste, we've integrated the following up-cycling and recycling practices:

  • Establishing a purchasing policy, including consumable goods
  • Reducing energy, water, greenhouse, and gas emissions
  • Implementing a comprehensive waste management procedure to plan
  • Preserving nature in and around campus
"Sustainability is not about recycling cans and bottles. It’s about recycling our values and learning how to live differently. It involves acting now, and it involves acting on behalf of somebody other than just oneself."

Scott Mcnall

Global Partnerships

Our courses are developed in collaboration with our academic and industry partners who contribute to course content that draws from their expertise and industry insights, ensuring that the education is relevant for tomorrow's workplace. These partnerships are essential to the learning experience by giving guest lectures, visits, case studies, management training, internship, or career opportunities.

Global leader in hospitality & business education

We are part of Swiss Education Group – an alliance of internationally-celebrated schools that specialize in hospitality, business, and culinary arts. As a Culinary Arts Academy student, you will join a global community of students and alumni where you can share advice and uncover new opportunities. Our graduates go on to build successful careers across a wide range of industries, providing you with an invaluable network.


  • 64 Nationalities
  • 250+ Students Enrolled Per Term

    Campus Features

    Le Bouveret

    Our Le Bouveret campus is nestled on the stunning shores of beautiful Lake Geneva and within a five-minute drive of neighboring France. Located in a magnificent former hotel dating back to the early 1900s, the campus offers a peaceful and safe study environment, with the latest modern facilities. In summer, students can enjoy a wide range of water sports, and for winter sports enthusiasts the prestigious ski resorts are less than 30 minutes away.

    Facilities & Amenities

    The campus includes The Aiglon, Bellevue 1 & 2, Apicius, and The Mosimann Collection building. It offers students plenty of options to relax and socialize, including a natural pool, hiking trails, nightclub, table tennis, table football, and even a home cinema complete with gaming equipment.

    • Apicius Culinary Training Center
    • The Pauli Kitchen
    • The Soul Kitchen
    • Pietro Leeman Kitchen
    • Irma Dütsch Kitchen
    • Mane Food Development Lab
    • Mosimann Kitchen
    • Application Kitchen
    • Demo kitchen
    • Mosimann Collection
    • César Ritz Fine Dining
    • The Lakeview Buffet
    • The #Foodinspired Restaurant
    • The Hennessy Sky Lounge
    • Table du Claude
    • César Ritz Salon
    • Classrooms
    • Computer Lab
    • Library
    • Student Lounge
    • Outdoor Barbecue


    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.

    Facilities and amenities

    The campus is situated in two main buildings in the center of Brig. The main campus is where all academic facilities are located plus the main restaurant. A five-minute walk away students can find their state-of-the-art accommodation called Themis & Xenius.

    • Academic Center
    • Auditorium
    • T&X Building Accommodation
    • Chaos Nightclub & Bar
    • Cosmos Coffee Lounge
    • Computer lab
    • Fitness Center
    • Library
    • Restaurant
    • Classrooms
    • Reception


      • #1 Culinary School in Switzerland
      • #8 School in The World for Hospitality & Leisure Management - QS Rankings


      • Port-Valais

        Route Cantonale 51 A, Le Bouveret, 1897, Port-Valais

        • Brig

          English Gruss Strasse 43, 3902, Brig