ACF Culinary Arts. Chef Education is the only culinary program in Russia and CIS, accredited by American Culinary Federation (ACF).
The program is based on the methodology of classic French cooking with elements of Asian, Italian and other influential international cuisines. It also includes an extensive baking & pastry course, as well as it covers the latest cooking techniques and gastronomic trends.
At the end of the studies, we offer an experiential opportunity by immersing you in the day-to-day activities of a professional kitchen through a 20-week internship in Russia or abroad.
международный дипломInternational Diploma
Who is the program for?
For everyone who wants to become a chef and be able to work in the best restaurants not only in Russia but also in the world.
International Diploma (ACF, USA)
10% of necessary theory, 90% of practice in the Kitchen
Workshops with star chefs from around the world
The program is taught in English
Training in the most modern and professionally equipped kitchens of Russia
1 month internship in top 10 hotels and restaurants
Introduction to the food service industry - sanitation and safety
Meats and Game
Dairy, eggs and cheeses
Seafood - fish and shellfish
Stocks, soups and souces
Poultry amd game birds
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Secondary (complete) general or secondary professional education
level А2 / Pre-Intermediate
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Licenses and accreditations
SWISSAM is the only university in Russia accredited to provide diplomas of international standard ACF (American Culinary Federation Florida, USA)
SWISSAM is the only university in Russia that is a member of the international gastronomic society La Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs.
Head of Culinary Arts Department
Guest chef Italian cuisine
Pawan Kumar Manghera
Pan Asian / Chinese Cuisines guest chef-instructor
Guest instructor Bakery course
Guest Chef-instructor Italian Cuisine
Lecturer Food and Beverage Service
Who are you going to be?
01 General manager
02 PR manager
03 Restaurant manager
04 Hotel supervisor
05 Event manager
06 Nutrition manager
How to apply ?
A Skype interview
Culinary Arts program at SWISSAM university is the coolest industry training program for beginning chefs in Russia as of today. During only 6 months you can deeply immerse yourself in all the main areas of cooking, starting with basic knowledge and skills, ending with the most modern and advanced techniques. If you see yourself in the kitchen of a famous restaurant or want to organize your own startup, somehow related to food - go through this training program and your dreams will undoubtedly come true.
the author and host of the TV show "Rule of a plate" at the EDA TV channel, a member of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs international gastronomic society, organizer and host of culinary team-buildings
I have decided to apply for SWISSAM Culinary Arts program when I have already been involved in the restaurant business for several years. I was looking for basic knowledge and Chef Lorry was the right person for me. Since then, I've spent a lot of time in the kitchen and it was the most useful study I have ever got.
In February 2018 I have entered SWISSAM University, where the practice with foreign chefs is put forward, and the kitchen meets modern standards. It was my dream to study at SWISSAM. I dreamed of learning from the famous pastry cook Julia Bakova. This wish did not come true, because it was the time when Julia went on maternity leave, but on the other hand, I got a lot of practical skills and acquaintances with chefs from Austria and Germany. At the end of my studies, I was granted an American Culinary Federation diploma, so it's never a problem to find a job for me.
the founder of «Zefirka» culinary studio
I have studied Culinary Arts as a part of a project with Azimut Hotel. Chef Josef Fleissner proved to be a true professional when he started working with us more than the program required. Now I hold a high position at Courtyard by Marriott Kazan Kremlin. I have received incredible experience and made useful connections at SWISSAM!
chef at Courtyard by Mariott Kazan Kremlin
SWISSAM gave me the opportunity to learn haute culinary art, and that was exactly what I was looking for. Moreover, SWISSAM became my first step in achieving my big goal in the restaurant business. I think I also felt support and confidence, looking at how people like me - former university graduates and white-collars radically change their lives to do what they love to do. Thus, meeting new people at SWISSAM and the program itself made my life transformation simpler.
Demi Chef de Partie at Jean-Georges, Dubai (Four Seasons hotels and resorts)
The reasons why I would recommend studying at SWISSAM are: in SWISSAM you get right in the professional network, which is extremely important for beginners, who have zero work experience in the hotel and restaurant industry. The team of SWISSAM regularly organizes events and meetings with the industry experts, people who have already achieved success and are ready to cooperate, share their experience and skills. They are especially interested in the fact that the school graduates professionals, because for them it is, in fact, a long-term contribution to the development of their own businesses. That is because for them it is, in fact, a long-term contribution to their own business development. We believe, getting a SWISSAM student will lead to guaranteed success as an employee.
Culinary Arts program graduate
Studying at SWISSAM gave me not only the understanding of business building in the restaurant industry but also the ability to organize my work in the kitchen, invent and cook the most unusual dishes from around the world, to realize my ideas. I am grateful to the whole SWISSAM team for the skills I acquired.
Culinary Arts program graduate
Open Day at the SWISSAM University 27 February 2020 г. | 17:00 | SPb, Dinamo ave, 2B
- University tour - Presentation of educational programs - Acquaintance with the management of SWISSAM - Offering a 50 000 ₽ scholarship for all study programs on the Open Day
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