• Culinary Diploma / Certificate
  • Country: Switzerland
  • City: Lucerne

Website Culinary Arts Academy

Fees: CHF 19800 - CHF 21300 per term (CHF 62,500 Total)

Course Duration – 33 Weeks plus optional paid 4-6 months internship


Pastry and Chocolate Short Course Overview and Structure

The course is covered in 3 terms of 11 weeks each.

Students who enrol and complete at least 2 consecutive terms qualify for a paid full-time internship in Switzerland or abroad and can expect to get paid CHF 2200 or more per month in Switzerland.

There are a lot of short hospitality courses in the world that help hospitality industry professionals take the right step towards career advancement. For those who foresee their career in the bakery and pastry department, this course set things up well for your colourful career.

Here are some of the key highlights of this culinary diploma course:

  1. Get a chance to explore the world of European pastry and chocolate arts in Switzerland which is the birthplace of milk chocolate.
  2. Pastry chef instructors and chocolatiers perform culinary demonstrations in front of the class.
  3. The course is delivered at the Grand Hotel which is located on the shores of Lake Lucerne, with the Swiss Alps just a stone’s throw away.
  4. The heritage campus and location help students learn while being completely drenched in Swiss Hospitality traditions.
  5. Options of paid internship in Switzerland arranged by the Culinary Arts Academy after completion of term 2.


Here’s what the structure of this course of the Swiss Grand Diploma in Pastry & Chocolate looks like.

Term one of 11 weeks is all about the foundation in pastry and baking. Artisan Bakery and Traditional Swiss and European Pastry making are the highlights of this first term.

If as a candidate you would like to exit after studying this term, you still get a certificate in Pastry and Baking.

Term 2 of similar duration is all about European Gourmet Pastry and Chocolate. Some of the advanced techniques and trends are covered with a focus on modern desserts.

An exit at the end of term 2 still leaves students with a Diploma in Pastry & Chocolate Arts.

There is an option to take a break here to do a paid internship of 4-6 months in Switzerland or abroad.

Term 3 of 11 weeks pushes you to make a master of Pastry and Chocolate.

Key areas covered in this term are “Innovative Showroom Excellence and “From Idea to Masterpiece”. The prized Grand Diploma is awarded at the successful completion of all three terms.


About Culinary Arts Academy

Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland offers a unique experience to aspiring chefs. Graduates of this Culinary Grand Diploma course will not only master the art of pastry and bakery but will also acquire the tools and know-how to make their dream of becoming an entrepreneur in the world of culinary arts come true.

The Culinary School’s Lucerne campus is a delight for food service professionals and students. With state-of-the-art kitchens and multiple professional partnerships with industry pioneers, the 5-star educational experience starts here for students!

There are multiple intakes every year. Get in touch with the student admission advisors from the institute using the contact us button to know more and apply for this course.