With this Diploma program, students will acquire the competencies and knowledge to be fully operational in different kitchens following the standards of first-class culinary operations. At the end of the Diploma, students will have a deep understanding of how the management of a kitchen is conducted, and which tools are used by industry professionals to do so.
Students graduating from this program will have the capacity to successfully work independently in the kitchen and be well-equipped to enter the industry and reach a supervisory position in a short period of time. The course content is benchmarked on the Swiss vocational competency framework for cooks.
Graduates of the Culinary Professional Diploma will be proficient in the following activities and will be distinguished by the following behaviors:
They prepare hot and cold food dishes following different recipes and different methods of cooking.
They demonstrate the ability to work in kitchen operations autonomously and in a team, even under stressful circumstances.
They consider and operate according to clients’ wishes, demonstrating team spirit and following an economic and ecological mindset.
They are proficient with the principles of occupational health and safety, health protection, and environmental protection.
Foundation – In this first certificate, students will acquire the basic skills required to be operational in a professional kitchen. The skills learned will be reinforced and applied during a 3-month internship experience.
Intermediate – After having acquired the skills to operate independently in the kitchen, students will be exposed to different types of cuisine and kitchen operations. The skills learned will be reinforced and applied during a 3-month internship experience.
Advanced – Following 1-year of studies or combined with previous professional experience, students will focus on advanced culinary and kitchen management skills. To complete the program, the skills learned will be reinforced and applied during a 3-month internship experience.