Culinary Academy at Business & Hotel Management School (B.H.M.S.), Lucerne City, Switzerland

Mastering the arts of culinary is more than just getting it fired up with passion, there are technical aspects with steep learning curves you have to consider in which involved field exposures and credible tutelage under experienced heads that lend the strength to your entire learning module. Follow us as we embark the journey to explore the syllabus of both international and local tertiary education, making BHMS our first stop in the list.

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BHMS Culinary Academy

The BHMS Culinary Academy is established to inspire excellence, creativity, innovation and professional development in culinary operations and management. Vital culinary skills are nurtured and honed, preparing students to climb a career ladder in leading restaurants, hotels or resorts all over the world. The culinary program is designed to enhance students’ contemporary skills in food preparation and presentation, a la carte cuisine, pastry and desserts and kitchen management through hands-on training and classroom learning.

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BHMS coursework offers include:

- Integral and guaranteed Swiss internships: Industry training is an integral part of the study program at BHMS. During every academic year, students are required to carry out a 4-6 month industry training period in a hotel or a restaurant approved by BHMS.

- Minimum 50% of instruction in kitchen labs: BHMS has implemented a unique system of education by dividing a 20-week semester into four mini-terms of 5 weeks each. This system enables students to focus on only 3 to 4 academic subjects at a time instead of the usual 8-10 subjects as in other Swiss hotel schools. As a result, BHMS students are able to complete 12-14 academic subjects within a 6 month period without overloading them.

- Real-life kitchen and restaurant operation: Students are exposed to the world of food production through basic operational techniques and hands-on competency training.

- Professional chef instructors with diverse backgrounds in culinary teaching: The chefs and culinary faculty come from the finest kitchens and renowned restaurants. They pass on their knowledge, their experience and their inspiration to culinary students in a learning-friendly environment with extensive exposure to current food trends.

- A student-to-staff ratio of maximum 10:1 in all practical classes

- Employment support upon graduation: Masterwork, a company owned by BHMS, provides global career and placement opportunities for BHMS graduates after completing BA, PGD, culinary or MBA programs. BHMS also works with numerous international placement agencies that specialize in placing graduate students in a leading hotel or tourism venue in Europe, Asia and North America.

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Culinary Arts Programs

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Diploma Culinary Arts

The BHMS Diploma in Culinary Arts introduces students to the world of food production through basic operational techniques and hands-on core competency training.

The minimum requirements for admission are:
- Minimum 18 years of age with successfully completed 12 year secondary education.
- English language skills at a level equivalent to IELTS 5.0 – 5.5 or equivalent.
- Hospitality orientation and good personality.

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Advanced Diploma Culinary Arts

The BHMS Advanced Diploma in Culinary Arts builds on the students’ fundamental understanding of international culinary principles gained at the Diploma level.

The minimum requirements for admission are:
- Minimum 18 years of age with successfully completed 12 year secondary education.
- English language skills at a level equivalent to IELTS 5.0 – 5.5 or equivalent.
- Hospitality orientation and good personality.

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Bachelor Degree in Culinary Arts

The third and final year leading to the BA in Culinary Arts builds on students’ existing culinary competencies and experience to deepen and hone practical, leadership and business skills.

The minimum requirements for admission are:
- Minimum 20 years of age with a successfully completed Higher Diploma (or equivalent).
- Students, whose mother tongue is other than English, must provide an IELTS 5.5 – 6.0 or equivalent certificate in order to receive an offer by the university.

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Buurps Thoughts

The culinary career pathway involves many demanding hours of practical and hands-on work. Chefs whom we interviewed in so far normally work their way up from the bottom rung of the job. This exercise plays a crucial role for chefs to gain thorough insight of the industry.

However there is a difference in the quality of the services rendered by a chef who has graduated from quality culinary schools, or those under a proper tutelage of experienced chefs. In contrary, to those who did not have such privileges or have low culinary qualifications. This can be seen in their works as the portfolio serves as the testament of who they are and where do they come from.

Therefore it is important to ensure the culinary arts programs that you’re signing up have substance. It should give you a comprehensive groundwork on the classical principles and techniques of cooking in order to build a solid foundation in your core skills and knowledge.

As practice makes perfect and with a solid foundation, you may find yourself able to cope with a diverse range of specialized interests of the industry which requires creativity, attention to detail, having understanding of the modern trends and influences on food choices and presentation.

BHMS offers the opportunity to anyone who has the interest in this field to acquire excellent quality starting off by allowing students to be under the tutelage of chefs and culinary faculty that comes from the finest kitchens and renowned restaurants.

The drawing factor of the school’s program is that it provides a dedicated learning environment in which is tailored to bring first hand experiences to students. By integrating industry trainings as part of the study program at BHMS, students are given the real world field exposures.

Vital culinary skills that enhance creativity, innovation and professional development in culinary operations and management of students are nurtured and honed in preparing them to climb career ladders in leading restaurants, hotels or resorts all over the world.

Rest assured you will be in safe hands upon graduation as Masterwork, a company owned by BHMS works with numerous international placement agencies to provide global career and placement opportunities for BHMS graduates in leading hotels or tourism venues in Europe, Asia and North America.

It’s a culinary program that requires 100% study abroad which gives BHMS a plus point for students who seek education cum holidays at the beautiful European landscape that could turn out to be a turning point in life.

Contact Details

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Statistic Facts

Did you know?
- 80% of students are uncertain about their study choices.
- As many as 50% of college and university students have changed their majors at least once before graduation, wasting valuable time and money.
- 73% of Malaysian youth finds it difficult to get a job they like.
- 60% of working adults fully regretted their career choices.

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