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The Associate Degree in Culinary Management at BHMS is the 3. year of the Associate Degree in Culinary Management.This course is designed for high school graduates who wish to make an international career in culinary, pastry, cooking, food production or generally like to work with food.In every year students stay 6 months on campus and 6 months they are doing a paid industry training in Switzerland.Therefore graduates are getting not only a world-class Degree, equally important is the working reference which students are getting upon graduation.
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Associate Degree in Culinary Entrepreneurship
Program: Year 3 of the Associate Degree in Culinary Entrepreneurship
Duration: One year
Availability: This offer is available to all potential students
OverviewThe third year to the Associate Degree in Culinary Entrepreneurship consists of one intensive study period of 6 months at the BHMS campus in Lucerne, Switzerland, and one practical paid industry training period of 4-6 months in the Swiss hospitality industry. BHMS is a member of the Bénédict Switzerland group of schools, founded in 1928, whose mission is to provide adult education for people with a desire to succeed. Bénédict School is one of Switzerland’s largest private education organizations and is teaching each year more than 15,000 full and part time students. You and your peers learn from a dedicated faculty, who in addition to their academic credentials, brings along know-how and experience in the culinary and business fields. This ensures that what you learn in class is contemporary and can be applied in real world situations in a daily catering or food service environment.
Aim of the ProgramThe BHMS Associate Degree in Culinary Entrepreneurship program is specifically designed for young adults wishing to enter the field of gastronomy. The program offers students practical and professional core competency training in this field, so that they are able to function after graduation in a competent manner. This carries considerable value and prestige with employers worldwide. It also benefits people looking to obtain the necessary specialized knowledge when contemplating opening their own culinary or catering business. Students with the appropriate qualifications can enter the program in the third year. The third year of culinary management further develops food preparation skills by introducing new recipes and specific regional and international cuisines A key feature of this final year is to develop student’s kitchen team leadership skills through hands-on management of the second year students. By the time students have entered this program, they should have developed a love and passion for food as will be exemplified by their dedication to this highly respected and very much in demand profession. Many will have aspirations to open their own catering-based business which is supported and nurtured through a variety of small business focussed theoretical courses.
Paid Industry Training in SwitzerlandIndustry training is an integral part of the study program at BHMS and provides an opportunity to gain paid work-experience during the early stages of the career. This will prove invaluable when applying for the first supervisory or management position. Students will complete their training in a hotel or restaurant kitchen, according to their talent. Successful students may be able to assume more responsibility in their third year. The industry training salary in Switzerland, negotiated between the employers’ association and the Employee Union, is presently set at minimum CHF 2’168 per month gross. From this salary, students have to pay for room, board, and taxes. The average net income per month varies from CHF 1’200 to 1’400.
BHMS is the only hotel school in Switzerland, which gives a written guarantee for internship in every semester. This internship allows students to graduate not only with a world-class degree but also with the relevant working experience.