Swiss Excellence
in Culinary Arts
Realise your dream of becoming
a top culinary professional
under the guidance of our
international chefs and excellent
industry contacts.
Swiss Excellence
in Culinary Arts
Realise your dream of becoming
a top culinary professional
under the guidance of our
international chefs and excellent
industry contacts.

ICI International Culinary Arts School

Based in Luzern, in the heart of Europe, ICI is the culinary arm of the prestigious IMI International Management Institute. We offer a Bachelor’s degree in International Culinary Arts with a paid internship placement. Our approach to gastronomy is hands-on and we draw our inspiration from a wide variety of culinary traditions. You will be taught by a team of expert professionals who will instil you with a passion for food and a desire for excellence in all aspects of culinary practice.

Years of experience
Internship placement rate
Students per class (max)

Meet our Chefs…

  • Jonas Grip

    Culinary Lecturer at ICI from Sweden

    Chef Jonas, previously worked as Executive Chef and Head of Culinary Arts Studies at IMI's partner school SWISSAM and has held positions in restaurants across the world including Russia, Australia, Singapore, Thailand and Sweden..

    Jonas Grip
  • Cemil Dalyan

    Culinary Lecturer at ICI from Turkey

    Chef Cemil has worked professionally in Turkey, Dubai, Australia and Switzerland and has over eight years' experience with the world-renowned Hyatt Hotels Group. He has a Swiss degree in hotel and restaurant management so is well-placed to support our students.

    Cemil Dalyan
  • Gareth Currie

    Programme Leader at ICI from the UK

    Mr. Currie is from Scotland and is the head of all undergraduate programmes at IMI International Management Institute Switzerland. With many years in the industry specialising in F&B, he still enjoys teaching both our culinary and hospitality students.  

    Gareth Currie


ICI and its parent school IMI have received validation from leading international organisations and educational institutes.

oxford brookes university

Oxford Brookes University – Oxford Brookes has an international reputation for teaching excellence and innovation.

British Accreditation Council – BAC accreditation is regarded internationally as a very reliable guide to educational quality within the private sector.


Eduqua – The eduQua label recognises quality institutes of further education.


International Organization for Standardization – ISO is the world’s largest developer and publisher of international standards.

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Our Programmes

International Culinary Arts

Bachelor Degree Programme in International Culinary Arts
ICI has programmes from Certificate to BA Degree (with Honours) in International Culinary Arts. Following a 70% theory to 30% practical approach, our courses offer students expert kitchen training alongside the management skills needed to excel in this field. Paid internships are organised by our Careers team in some of the top kitchens either in Switzerland or abroad.

Entry IELTS requirement: 4.5

22 weeks
Semester 1
IMI Certificate in International Hotel & Tourism Management
Semester 2
Diploma in International Culinary Arts
Semester 3
Higher Diploma in International Culinary Arts
Paid Internship
Six month paid internship in Switzerland or abroad (min. gross salary in Switzerland per month: CHF 2179)
Semester 5
BA (Hons) Degree in International Culinary Arts
Gastronomy Production Short-Course
ICI International Culinary Institute, part of IMI International Management Institute Switzerland, is delighted to present a new, practical-based, culinary short-course, offering students a great introduction to key kitchen skills and food production techniques. Led by IMI’s experienced team of culinary lecturers, students will take away an understanding of ingredient sourcing, flavour appreciation and professional kitchen production skills.

Entry IELTS requirement: 4.0

11 weeks
Gastronomy Production
Perfect your culinary skills under our expert tutelage.
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Luzern, Switzerland

Luzern is one of the most visited European destinations. It is a beautiful, medieval, university city with a large international student population. Located in the heart of Europe, your weekends can be spent sampling the culinary and cultural delights of Italy, France, Germany and so much more. With its many cultural and music festivals, students are never short of entertainment. There are numerous cafes, restaurants and bars in and around the city as well as excellent transport links via the central train station.


The ICI campus is situated on the shores of Lake Luzern with spectacular views over the Alps and the mountains of Rigi and Pilatus.

  • Breathtaking views
  • Safe environment
  • Comfortable rooms
  • Close to cafés, restaurants and sports facilities
  • Supportive staff
  • True family feel
  • Small class sizes (10 max.)
  • On-site gym, restaurant and more…


Luzern is the ideal spot for activities, events and excursions. IMI courses are intense but we ensure that our students also have time to enjoy the many opportunities afforded by this vibrant Swiss city.

Swim in the fresh waters of Lake Luzern in summer


Go skiing at one of the nearby resorts in winter

several sport activities

Many student-run sports activities

amazing excursions

Amazing excursions and sightseeing

dinner, dancing and great nightlife

Dinner, dancing and great nightlife

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