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Graduate Diploma in International Culinary Arts

Kick-start your culinary career with this Graduate Diploma aimed at those with unrelated Bachelor's degrees or work experience.

IMI Switzerland Culinary Arts Degree

Application Details

Start Dates

- February
- August


- Bachelor's award in any discipline OR a minimum three years of work experience 
- IELTS 5.0 (or equivalent)

Programme Award

Graduate Diploma in International Culinary Arts

Degree Progression

Complete your six-months of study on the IMI campus and then take an optional paid placement (either in Switzerland or internationally) organised for you by our Careers team.

IMI Switzerland Culinary Teacher

Graduate Diploma

in International Culinary Arts
22 weeks


Paid Internship

in Switzerland or abroad (Optional)
22 weeks

Programme Units - 120 Credits

The following units are studied on this programme.

Kitchen Essentials - 20 Credits

Nutrition, Food Hygiene & Safety - 20 Credits

Managing People and Organisations - 20 Credits

Oenology & Beverages - 10 Credits

Contemporary Culinary Applications - 20 Credits

Fundamentals of Pastry and Baking - 20 Credits

Restaurant Sales Development and Merchandising - 10 Credits


Paid Internship Experience

This programmes offers you the option of a six-month paid work placement. Our Careers team will help find you exciting and challenging placements either here in Switzerland or in a range of international locations such as the US, the Middle East or Europe. Our personalised service covers everything from CV preparation to visa application support. Discover a new culture, earn a salary, and gain invaluable, CV-enhancing experience.

Your future in hospitality...

...or international industry

IMI's dedicated Careers team works directly with the world's biggest hospitality brands as well as leading international companies to secure you CV-enriching, paid work placements in exciting destinations across the globe.


...and leading hotel brands