ICI International Culinary Institute Switzerland is the culinary arm of the prestigious IMI International Management Institute. ICI courses are intensive, in-depth and incorporate practical training with a top quality education. All our Culinary Arts programmes are validated by Oxford Brookes in the UK.
Offering Diploma, Higher Diploma and BA qualifications in International Culinary Arts, we take a hands-on approach to gastronomy drawing inspiration from a wide variety of culinary traditions.
Our courses are taught by a team of expert professionals who instill you with a passion for food and a desire for excellence in all aspects of culinary practice.
Paid practical training is organised by our Careers team and ensures our graduates are among the most employable of all culinary students.
Our campus is situated in Luzern, Switzerland giving you easy access to the culinary heartlands of Europe, all accessible within hours of ICI!
Phone: +41 41 349 64 00
Fax: +41 41 349 64 44
I believe that ICI gives its students multiple skills so that they are prepared to branch out into different fields.
I chose ICI because it is one of only a few schools offering a Bachelor‘s Degree in Culinary Arts, where thorough management theory is combined with practical kitchen skills.
In the competitive world of hospitality and cheffing, it is important to understand these two aspects in order to excel in the industry. I believe that ICI gives its students multiple skills so that they are prepared to branch out into different fields as they are not limited by their abilities.
During her degree programme, Gloria completed her six-month internship placement at Beau-Rivage Hotel in Neuchâtel, Switzerland putting the skills she had learnt in the classroom into practice at a leading Swiss 5* hotel.
Gloria Agustoni, South Africa
Bachelor of Arts in International Culinary Arts Class of 2017
Practice makes you better, from school to the work- place – you have to practice!
During my first internship, organised by IMI, I was an F&B Service Intern, working for the first time in my life. It was exhausting, especially the first few weeks. There were so many things to learn all at once and not only that, but also in a new language: German. But it was amazing how much I learnt in such a short period of time!
Towards the end of my internship, I knew the hotel very well. I was able to work independently and speak more freely with guests in German. I had some previous knowledge of German, but it was nothing compared to the level I have achieved.
For my second internship, I decided to return to the same hotel, but this time as a Kitchen Trainee. It is really interesting to see this other side of Food & Beverage and I enjoyed it very much. I was responsible for the cold kitchen, but I learnt very fast – so they also showed me everything in the hot kitchen. I also set myself a new challenge: to learn to speak Swiss-German!
Elena Ivanova Minekova, Bulgaria
Food and Beverage Service Trainee & Kitchen Trainee 4* Hotel Central Plaza, Zürich, Switzerland Diploma in International Hotel and Tourism Management 2014.