The International Culinary Institute Switzerland (ICI) is the international culinary arm of the prestigious IMI University Centre Luzern. ICI embodies the same qualities that have made IMI the number one choice of hotel school for so many hospitality professionals; a focus on career, a friendly and personalised approach to your education and an unforgettable international experience.
We are offering programmes from Diploma level to Bachelors in International Culinary Arts. You will need to have succesfully completed a Certificate level programme and/or have experience working in a professional kitchen to be accepted onto the Diploma programme. Transfers from other schools onto the Higher Diploma or Bachelors levels can be considered if you have sufficient credits. After every semester you are entitled to a paid practical training in Switzerland or abroad. Our Internships and Careers Department will organise all placements for you.
You will be guided through your programmes by our world class undergraduate programme leaders. Between them they speak over twenty languages, many have PhDs and all are qualified to Masters level. Each and every one of them is committed to your success and will do everything they can to ensure that you reach your full potential.
All our courses are continually reviewed by our Industry Advisory Board and our Academic Advisory Board to ensure that our excellent quality and high standards are maintained. Go to our accreditations section to read more about how you can be assured of a quality education at ICI
The ICI campus is situated on the shores of Lake Luzern with spectacular views over the Alps and the Mountains of Rigi and Pilatus. Our students are housed in comfortable rooms close to the lecture theatres, restaurants and leisure facilities. It is a small campus, with a true family feel which allows our students to develop the caring and friendly spirit so recognisable in our graduates. Our student numbers are kept deliberately small, to allow for a personalised approach to education. All our students are known by name and there is always someone on duty, to look after the needs of the individual and to ensure that each student feels supported and cared for. A regular bus service from the end of the drive connects you to the vibrant city of Luzern and the surrounding areas.