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 and Postgraduate Dipoma in International Culinary Arts both with at least one 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.

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Meet our Chefs…

  • 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
  • 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

Accreditations

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.

SQS

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
Semester 2
IMI Diploma in International Culinary Arts
Semester 3
IMI Higher Diploma in International Culinary Arts
Paid Internship
Six month paid internship in Switzerland or abroad (min. gross salary in Switzerland per month: CHF 2212)
Semester 5
IMI BA (Hons) Degree and Oxford Brookes BA (Hons) Degree in International Culinary Arts
Postgraduate Diploma in International Culinary Arts
This programme is suitable for those who wish to move to the culinary sector and have limited or no experience of the culinary arts industry. It will equip students with the practical and management skills necessary for entry level positions in the world of restaurant management or professional kitchen operations. There is the opportunity to undertake a paid work internship, either in Switzerland or internationally, on completion of the study semester, offering the chance for CV-enhancing, practical experience in the industry.

Entry IELTS requirement: 5.5

22 weeks
Semester 1
Core Units – study on campus
Paid Internship
Six month paid internship in Switzerland or abroad (minimum gross salary in Switzerland per month: CHF 2212)
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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.

Campus

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…

Activities

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

skiing

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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