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Management Programmes

Diploma in Culinary Arts Management






La Xenia Campus


1 Year includes:
Academic Study
20 weeks
20-24 weeks


Onsite or


100%  in English
Entry Requirements
Career Opportunities

Diploma in Culinary Arts Management

The Diploma in Culinary Arts Management takes students through the key stages of classical and international cuisine preparation, garde manger, butchery, patisserie and bakery, to develop the student’s professionalism in producing world class cuisine. Students will be introduced to basic culinary, kitchen hygiene, nutrition, baking, pastry, kitchen layout and design. Afterwards students will focus on food preparation such as cooking and plating whole dishes and pastries to perfection.

The programme will develop supervisory, technical and personal skills of the student and it will broaden their mind-set to ‘think out of the box’, as communication and problem-solving skills are essential in the culinary arts industry.

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  • International Students:  please contact Student Services Office
  • EU/Swiss Students:  please contact Student Services Office

Classes begin:please contact Student Services Office

Entry Requirements

  • A minimum age of 17 at enrollment.
  • Completed full-time secondary or high school education.
  • All students without English as a first language must show competence in English at a level equal to IELTS 5.0 minimum.
  • La Xenia can provide a set of placement tests where necessary to assess a student’s English level.
  • Students who do not satisfy the English language requirement may choose to combine this programme with the English for Tourism & Hospitality qualification in order to help raise their fluency to the required level.

Career Opportunities

The Diploma in Culinary Arts Management will enable students to apply for jobs in culinary organisations such as hotels, resorts, restaurants, cruise lines, contract catering, retail outlets, fast food restaurants, and many more.

Career opportunities in today’s world of culinary arts for graduates; Commis Cook, Chef, Under Chef, Catering Chef, Cruise Line Chef, Food Photographer, Food Promoter, Food Research Specialist, Food Stylist, Nutritionist and many more.


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Fees in Swiss Francs (CHF)

Diploma in Culinary Arts Management

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* The accommodation fee may vary. Based on the room type. All room options are subject to availability.

For further details regarding fees, please visit Tuition & Fees.

Why Study the Diploma in Culinary Arts Management at La Xenia?

At La Xenia we provide our students with:

  • valuable insights into the culinary arts industry’s latest trends and skills to create consumable masterpieces, making our students a much sought-after professional in the culinary arts industry
  • entrepreneurial concepts to help students launch their own business and explore career options
  • theoretical and practical training throughout the programme
  • work-based learning experiences; internships
  • international faculty with years of experience in the culinary field
  • strong networks garnered by our international faculty gives our students an extra edge in your future career
Diploma in Culinary Arts Management

Programme Structure

Students must successfully complete:  8 core courses and 3 optional courses plus a full-time internship

Credits: 60 ECTS


Core Courses

Introduction to Culinary and Kitchen Hygiene

Professional Culinary Studies

Professional Pastry

Food and Beverage Operations

Food and Beverage Supervision

Menu Creation and Development

Commodities, Health and Nutrition

Professional Practical Training

Practical Training Internship

Note:  The courses listed above for this programme are regularly reviewed to ensure they are up-to-date and meet industry needs as well as the latest teaching methods. On occasion, we may need to make unexpected changes to the courses – if this occurs, we will contact all registered students as soon as possible.

Optional Courses

Culinary Arts Development

Wine and Bar

Developing Employability for Hospitality

Professional Development Skills

Managing for Profit

English/German Communication 1

Food Scene

Please Note: 

  • The optional courses are decided by La Xenia academic management based on industry needs and student enrollment.
  • The language courses are mandatory for students who do not possess the minimum score of a B2 level in English and A2 in German.

Diploma in Culinary Arts Management