Culinary Arts Academy Cesar Ritz New Brochure

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 Culinary Arts Academy Cesar Ritz New Brochure

Culinary Arts Academy

Learn culinary passion and excellence

  • Gather the ingredients for success
  • Experience top-quality education
  • Start to create
  • Perfect the method
  • Add some spice to your career
  • Master the art and innovate
  • The sweet side of life
  • Add valuable practical experience
  • Prepare your culinary career
  • Be ready to shine
  • Enjoy a multi-campus experience
  • The culinary team
  • Swiss Education Group

LEARN CULINARY PASSION AND EXCELLENCE

Aspire to a career in the culinary field BROUCHURE by choosing the Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland: the finest traditions, modern training kitchen and facilities; the latest management methods; right in the heart of Europe.

At the heart of the European culinary traditions, the Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland will prepare students for a career in the exciting culinary industry. The programme focuses on the skills and practices required in the operational areas of the kitchen combining these with management courses.
The Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland was founded in 2006 as a part of Cesar Ritz Colleges and students benefit from the unique history and know-how of this world-renowned school of hotel management.

Page form 9051_CASS BROUCHURE _LR PROD 3_0002In 2012 the Academy expanded to new premises on the Cesar Ritz Colleges campus in Le Bouveret, along with a new campus in Lucerne. Both campuses house state-of-the-art facilities and their locations offer a unique advantage to students who can experience life in both the German and French-speaking regions of Switzerland.

The mission is to nurture in our students a passion for food and gastronomy through the development of excellent culinary practice and dedication, in an environment that reflects the reality of today’s culinary industry and trends.

Alain Muller
Executive Chef
Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland

GATHER THE INGREDIENTS FOR SUCCESS

Combine your passion and dedication for a creative culinary career with the complementary ingredients provided by the Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland.

  • Focus on European cuisine
  • Bachelor degree — a recipe for success!
  • Small hands-on classes

SWISS REPUTATION
Switzerland is the perfect place to begin your culinary career. A small country, located in the heart of Europe, with a long tradition of hotel and tourism management education.
The Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland operates campuses in both the German and French-speaking regions of Switzerland giving you the unique opportunity to immerse yourself in two different cultures and languages and benefiting from the wealth of culinary expertise and customs on offer.
With students from all corners of the world, the Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland offers you a unique learning atmosphere and a truly multicultural experience.

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With its location in the heart of Europe, the cuisine in Switzerland is influenced by its neighbours, from the intricacies of french haute-cuisine to the bold flavours of the Mediterranean. With access to ingredients from local producers and the best from across Europe, weekly markets provide for an exceptional opportunity for you to feel, smell, taste and experiment with top-quality ingredients that will challenge the senses.
At the Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland, you will combine practical kitchen skills with modern management classes giving you the tools to lead a restaurant or kitchen brigade. On-the- job experience includes paid internships that can be taken in some of the best restaurants and four and five-star hotels in Switzerland. From the fundamentals of cooking to the preparation of innovative gastronomic meals, the Bachelor of Culinary Arts, validated by Manchester Metropolitan University (UK), will help you develop the necessary skills to secure your career in today’s challenging environment.

HANDS-ON CLASSES
The Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland provides a truly hands-on experience with the majority of time spent in the kitchen, applying what you have learned from the chef instructors. You will be challenged with real-life experience, organising culinary events which take place both within the school and outside in the community.

Learning Swiss and European standards, as set by rating agencies such as Michelin and Gault Millau, you will develop as a trained professional able to work competently and independently in any food service operation.

EXPERIENCE TOP-QUALITY EDUCATION

The Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland fosters in students creativity and teamwork skills and offers a complete training, from traditional culinary basics to international fine-dining methods.

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During your first year of study, you will develop an appreciation of European culinary philosophies, skills and modern trends, and increase your insight into the gourmet world. After completion of a period of paid internship in Switzerland or worldwide, you will build on your skills and knowledge as you move through the course. Your final project will bring together all that you have learned as you develop your own culinary business plan, the perfect recipe for a successful and creative culinary career.

The Culinary Arts Academy is the first institute outside of the USA to be awarded full accreditation by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation and to have earned special designation as an ‘Exemplary Program’.

All the programmes offered at the Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland are awarded World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS) Recognition of Quality Culinary Education.

TAILORED PRACTICAL CLASSES
Small-size practical classes allow you to work both individually and as a part of a team under the expert guidance and personal attention of the Academy’s chef instructors. Practice in the fine-dining, a-la-carte restaurant, will help you to perfect your culinary skills.

SWISS AND INTERNATIONAL CHEFS
The chefs of the Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland are passionate professionals with experience gathered in some of the most renowned fine-dining restaurants and five-star hotels in Switzerland and around the globe.
Chef instructors stay up-to-date with memberships in a wide variety of professional organisations such as the World Association of Chefs Societies and the ChaThe des R6tisseurs, an international gastronomic society.

START TO CREATE

Choose the study duration that suits your needs; consider the Foundation degree i f you want to acquire solid culinary knowledge and skills.

YEAR 1 Lucerne Campus or Le Bouveret Campus
TERM 1 (11 WEEKS)

  • Foundation to European Culinary Arts Product Knowledge & Food Handling Essential Culinary Procedures
  • Art & Science of Food Evolution of Food & Nutrition Hygiene & Sanitation
  • French or German 1

TERM 2 (11 WEEKS)

  • Introduction to Kitchen Management
  • The Best of European Cuisine (European Culinary Techniques 1 Introduction to the Art of Garde Manger)
  • Baking & Pastry Arts 1
  • French or German 2

Paid internship in Switzerland or worldwide (4-6 months) Minimum gross monthly salary in Switzerland: CHF 2,168.—

GASTRONOMICAL ACTIVITIES
You are given the opportunity to actively develop your professional competence through excursions to restaurants, wineries, food-manufacturing facilities, trade fairs and gastronomic events.

YEAR 2 Le Bouveret Campus
TERM 3 (11 WEEKS)

  • Kitchen Operations & Management European Culinary Techniques 2 Menu Planning & Development
  • Art of Garde Manger
  • Baking & Pastry Arts 2

SWISS ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN CULINARY ARTS / CERTIFICATE IN HIGHER EDUCATION**

TERM 4 (11 WEEKS)

  • International Cuisines from Classical to Fusion International Cuisines Advanced Culinary Techniques 1
  • Art & Science of Wine & Beverages
  • Food & Beverage Management
  • Organisational Management & Marketing

TERM 5 (11 WEEKS)

  • Advanced Food Concepts Restaurant Planning & Cost Control Advanced Culinary Techniques 2
  •  Restaurant Service & Management
  • Business & Legal Environment

Paid internship in Switzerland or worldwide (4-6 months)
Minimum gross monthly salary in Switzerland: CHF 2,168.—

SWISS HIGHER DIPLOMA IN CULINARY STUDIES*/
FOUNDATION DEGREE CULINARY ARTS**

PERFECT THE METHOD

For aspiring chefs, managers and entrepreneurs, the in-depth Bachelor degree, validated by Manchester Metropolitan University (UK), will help fast track your career options.

YEAR 3 Le Bouveret Campus
TERM 6 (11 WEEKS)

  •  Food Trends & Gastronomy
  •  Food on the Move
  • Food Transportation & Logistics
  • Global Catering Structure & Organisation
  •  Sugar Art & Confectionery

TERM 7 (11 WEEKS)

  • Food Styling
  • Photography & Media
  • International Food & Wine Matching
  • Culinary Concepts Project Food Product Development
  • Culinary Research & Development

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN CULINARY ARTS**

* Recognised by the government education authority for the Valais region of Switzerland
** In partnership with a prestigious British university

EXPERIENCE THE RITZ PARIS
As part of our cooperation with the Ritz Paris hotel, you will have the opportunity during your programme of study to attend specialised culinary training courses in Paris.

These sessions will be conducted by leading chefs of the Ecole Ritz Escoffier and are designed to broaden your culinary skills and knowledge. You will also benefit from the vast experience of the Ritz Escoffier chefs when they visit our campuses to give small group workshops and seminars in their areas of excellence.

ADD SOME SPICE TO YOUR CAREER

For graduates wishing to discover the world of culinary in an international environment, the Postgraduate Diploma in Culinary Arts gives students a deep understanding of gastronomy and culinary arts. Exciting practical and theoretical courses provide the foundation and knowledge to continue towards the Master degree programme, after completion of a six-month internship.

DISCOVER THE CULINARY WORLD

Le Bouveret Campus
TERM 1 (11 WEEKS)

  • Fundamentals of Classical Cooking
  • Food Safety & Sanitation
  • Food History in Culture
  • Menu Design & Nutrition
  • French 1

TERM 2 (11 WEEKS)

  • Food of the World
  • Baking & Pastry
  • Culinary Terroir Discovery Series
  • Food & Wine Matching
  • French 2

Optional paid internship in Switzerland or worldwide (4-6 months) Minimum gross monthly salary in Switzerland: CHF 2,168.-

POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN CULINARY ARTS

MASTER THE ART AND INNOVATE

Providing graduates with an in-depth understanding of gastronomy and culinary arts, the Master of International Business builds on culinary knowledge, skill and creativity so that you are able to demonstrate your innovative ideas in the setting up and development of your own culinary business plan.

DISCOVER THE CULINARY WORLD

Le Bouveret Campus
TERM 1 (11 WEEKS)

  • Fundamentals of Classical Cooking
  • Food Safety & Sanitation
  • Food History in Culture
  • Menu Design & Nutrition
  • French 1

TERM 2 (11 WEEKS)

  • Food of the World
  • Baking & Pastry
  • Culinary Terroir Discovery Series
  • Food & Wine Matching
  • French 2

Paid internship in Switzerland or worldwide (4-6 months)
Minimum gross monthly salary in Switzerland: CHF 2,168.-

POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN CULINARY ARTS

THE CULINARY TRENDS

Le Bouveret Campus
TERM 3 (11 WEEKS)

  • Creative Cooking Styles
  • Food in the Media
  • Sensory Evaluation of Food
  • Business Plan Project 1
  • French (optional)

TERM 4 (11 WEEKS)

  • Chocolate & Pastry Arts
  • Banquet & Event Catering
  • Innovative Food Trends
  • Business Plan Project 2
  • French (optional)

Optional paid internship in Switzerland or worldwide (4-6 months) Minimum gross monthly salary in Switzerland: CHF 2,168.-

MASTER OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS IN CULINARY MANAGEMENT

THE SWEET SIDE OF LIFE

Students choosing the specialisation in Swiss pastry and chocolate arts will develop advanced skills in baking and pastry. From traditional Swiss pastry through to today’s modern recipes and trends, students will learn to prepare and present advanced chocolate and confectionery.

YEAR 1 Lucerne Campus
TERM 1 (11 WEEKS)

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  • Baking Arts
  • Biscuits, Tortes & Cakes
  • Trends of Swiss Pastry
  • Language 1

TERM 2 (11 WEEKS)

  • Chocolate & Pastry 2
  • Warm, Cold & Frozen Desserts
  • Chocolate Showpieces & Sugar Arts
  • Pralines & Truffles
  • Science in Pastry Arts
  • Language 2

Paid internship in Switzerland or worldwide (4-6 months) Minimum gross monthly salary in Switzerland: CHF 2,168.—

CERTIFICATE IN SWISS PASTRY AND CHOCOLATE ARTS*

* Accredited by the American Culinary
Federation Education Foundation

ADD VALUABLE PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE

A paid internship is an opportunity to advance the skills you have learned in the supportive environment of the school kitchens. Gain real-life experience, a major advantage when you embark on your career.

Take the opportunity to experience a paid internship in some of the best restaurants and four and five-star hotels in Switzerland or abroad:

  • Domaine de Chateauvieux, Geneva (Relais & Châteaux and two-Michelin-starred restaurant)
  • Restaurant Didier de Courten, Sierre (two-Michelin-starred restaurant, with 19 Gault Millau points)
  • Hotel Hof Weissbad, Appenzell (restaurant with 16 Gault Millau points and Chef of the Year 2009/10)
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  • Widder Hotel, Zurich (The Leading Hotels of the World)
  • Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois, Basel (two-Michelin-starred restaurant, with 18 Gault Millau points)
  • Hotel President Wilson, Geneva (Starwood Luxury Collection)
  • Beau-Rivage Palace, Lausanne (The Leading Hotels of the World)
  • Le Mirador Kempinski Lake Geneva (restaurant with 15 Gault Millau points)
  • Royal Plaza Montreux (member of Chaine des ROtisseurs)
  • Clinique La Prairie, Montreux (World’s Best Medical Spa and Retreat Spa of the Year awards)
  • Ritz Paris
  • (professional partnership with Cesar Ritz Colleges Switzerland)
  • Macdonald Hotels & Resorts, Scotland
  • Abama Golf & Spa Resort, Tenerife, Spain
  • SwissOtel Krasnye Holmy, Moscow
  • The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal, United Arab Emirates

PREPARE YOUR CULINARY CAREER

Our Career Services team is there to offer you internship advice and career guidance, and to consolidate the knowledge you have acquired at the Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland.

The Career Services team will teach you useful job search skills and assist in locating the best possible positions for you worldwide. They will also help with a professional curriculum vitae, cover letter and interview techniques. You will also be assigned a dedicated personal advisor who will assist and guide you throughout your studies.
The Culinary Arts Academy has developed an innovative online recruitment platform which connects worldwide recruiters with the managers of tomorrow, the aim is to find the perfect match!

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Career trips are organised each year to the ‘hotspots’ of the culinary and hospitality industry and designed to give you a special insight into future career opportunities. Visits, meetings and interviews with representatives of major hotels are organised so you can easily find the perfect position for your future.
Career trip destinations include:

  • New York/Washington DC
  • Abu Dhabi/Dubai
  • Guangzhou/Hong Kong/Macau
  • Beijing

INTERNATIONAL RECRUITMENT FORUM
Twice a year students are given the opportunity to meet with hospitality industry leaders from around the world. The International Recruitment Forum, organised by the Swiss Education Group, takes place each year in March and October and welcomes hotel groups, boutique hotels, resorts, airlines, cruise lines and many other hospitality industry groups. With more than 60 international companies selected to attend each forum, representing over 100 companies per year, this two-day event is the perfect opportunity for you to develop your career choices.

BE READY TO SHINE

The culinary world is an exciting industry with a wide variety of professional opportunities open to you around the globe.
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  • Restaurant owner
  • Executive chef
  • Private chef
  • Cruise ship chef
  • Airline catering chef
  • Health/wellness chef
  • Catering manager
  • Food and beverage manager
  • Research and development project chef
  • TV food show consultant
  • Food writer/critic/stylist
  • Culinary instructor
  • Kitchen designer
  • Nutritionist/dietician

BECOME A CHEF
A chef is an overseer. They are the person that pulls it all together. In other words, a leader, teacher and listener. Remember that the most successful chefs worked their way up from the bottom just as you will have to do in this business. Becoming a chef isn’t only about the experience gathered in the kitchen, but also that gathered in everyday life, when eating out, travelling or spending hours in cookbook stores. Chefs are passionate people!

STRONG ALUMNI NETWORK
After graduation you will become a member of the Swiss Education Group global alumni network with over 20,000 graduates located worldwide and currently 28 chapters. Regular alumni events are organised around the world in order to maintain friendships, strengthen networks and promote professional contacts.

The alumni data is correct at the time of printing, please refer to www.konnect.ch for all current information on alumni.

ENJOY A MULTI CAMPUS EXPERIENCE

The Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland Pages from 6951_CAAS_BROCHURE_LR_PROD 14_0001has two locations: in downtown Lucerne, a world-renowned tourism destination in central Switzerland; and in Le Bouveret on the shores of Lake Geneva. In both Lucerne and Le Bouveret, the Culinary Arts Academy is located within the campus of Cesar Ritz Colleges, one of the world’s leading hospitality management schools.

As a student on the Higher Diploma or Bachelor programme, you have the opportunity to experience the lifestyle and culinary influences of both German and French-speaking Switzerland at the campuses in Lucerne and Le Bouveret. You will begin your studies in Lucerne for terms 1 and 2 and continue to Le Bouveret for terms 3 to 7.
From January 2014, you will also be able to choose to begin your studies at the campus in Le Bouveret, along with students on the Postgraduate and Master programmes.

BRAND-NEW FACILITIES
The Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland offers modern facilities and up-to-date technology in the classrooms, restaurants and training kitchens. The Lucerne Campus is located in the former Union Hotel, a magnificent 19th century property at the heart of the city’s historic and central shopping district. The building has been completely renovated for your comfort and provides an exceptional learning environment.

At the campus in Le Bouveret you will benefit from a new state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen, a modern application kitchen, a pastry and baking kitchen and an a la carte production training kitchen. Your practical experience will be enhanced by a new restaurant, with seating for up to 100 guests and the intimate Chefs’ Table.

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CAMPUS LIFE

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Accommodation is on campus so that you can enjoy a unique college experience. Modern and comfortable double rooms with a private bathroom are included in the school fees. On the Bouveret Campus, brand-new, single superior deluxe rooms are available at an additional charge. Wireless Internet access is available everywhere on the campuses.
While studying in Switzerland you will enjoy the safe environ¬ment of the country with high living standards, its natural beauty and cultural diversity. The city of Lucerne offers endless opportunities for shopping, nightlife, music festivals and sightseeing, while Le Bouveret is a resort town on the shores of Lake Geneva at the foot of the Alps and near the cities of Montreux and Lausanne.

The Student Committees of both campuses organise many events such as ski trips, excursions around Switzerland, sports days and weekly theme nights in the Student Club.

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IN THE HEART OF EUROPE

Tourism is a very important economic activity in Switzerland. The transport and tourism infrastructure is amongst the best in the world making it very easy and comfortable to travel around the country. Major Swiss cities are all located within one to three hours by train, car or boat! Centrally located in Europe, Switzerland gives you the opportunity to easily visit and experience other European cities, such as Paris, London and Milan!

SWISS EDUCATION GROUP

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The Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland is a member of the Swiss Education Group, a network of Switzerland’s leading hotel and hospitality management schools.

Students benefit from the six advantages that make the schools of the group the ultimate choice for students seeking a career in culinary and hospitality management:

1) An Education based on Swiss Hospitality Traditions
All Swiss Education Group schools are located in Switzerland. The country is known as the birthplace of hospitality and the education offered draws on these traditions and graduates of the Swiss Education Group are in high demand worldwide.

2) Career and Networking Opportunities
With more than 60 companies from around the world coming to recruit students from all schools of the Swiss Education Group twice yearly, the International Recruitment Forum gives students access to the best career opportunities. The Career Services team on campus also assists students to give their career a head start.

3) Quality Academic Programmes
All schools are subject to stringent academic quality standards expected of Swiss institutions. Close ties to leading hospitality companies ensure that the academic programmes meet the needs of the industry, and partnerships with other universities allow students to earn British or American, along with a Swiss qualification.

4) Inspiring Learning Environment
Each school is based in a former hotel, which has been modernised to provide the best facilities for hotel manage-ment and culinary studies in Switzerland. The alpine or city centre locations offer an unparalleled Swiss experience for the international student body.

5) Exceptional Quality of Life
Each school takes care of their students by offering academic support as well as organising social and sporting activities on campus and throughout Switzerland and Europe. While studying in Switzerland, students will also enjoy the safe surroundings of the country.

6) Global Alumni Network
After graduation, students are welcomed into the alumni network with over 20,000 graduates located worldwide. Alumni groups around the world help graduates.

 

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