Diploma in International Culinary Arts


Lead Instructor

Leonardo Roman


Culinary Arts

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At the conclusion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Understand the basics of food safety and hygiene

  • Learn cooking techniques in International and European cuisine 

  • Learn basics of pastry and bakery 

  • Develop kitchen marketing skills with food photography 

  • Learn ingredients purchasing, costing and inventory management 


  • Culinary Techniques 

  • HACCP Certification, Sanitation and Safety 

  • Purchasing, receiving procedures and inventories 1 

  • Food and Beverage Cost Control 

  • Food Photography 

  • European Cuisine  

  • European Pastry and Bakery 

  • Sensory Analysis of Food and Beverages Preparation and Presentation 

  • Nutritional Guidelines 

  • International Cuisine 

  • International Pastry and Bakery 

Certificate in International Hotel and Tourism Operations

General Admission Requirements

  • Student must be 17+ years old and genuinely passionate about the hospitality industry with true passion for culinary arts.
  • HTMi Switzerland Dubai will recognize all national and international high school pass certificates as entry to this program.
  • Student requires to have English Scores: TOEFL 450 or IELTS 5 or EMSAT 1100 or equivalent.
  • Students with industry background or prior education in this filed are treated case by case.
* The institute reserves the right to accept or reject a candidate for any reason. The program content is subject to change.

Program Information

  • Mode of delivery: Face-to-face practical classes, online classes, tutorials, lectures, presentations, assessments, project based assignments, and applied learning.
  • Final assessment: Written exams and final projects.
  • Graduation requirements: 60%
  • Average student-teacher ratio: 12 students per 1 teacher
  • Duration of program: Academic Study: 20 Weeks and Work Placement / Internship: 20-24 Weeks


Upon completion of the first year – diploma level - student will have high chances of being placed on an internship position in one of the leading hotel brands in UAE in any of the following departments: Food and Beverage service or Commercial kitchen that vary from all day dining, specialty cuisine, bakery and pastry or catering departments. HTMi Switzerland Dubai guarantees paid internship placement upon successful accomplishment of the academic semester with one of its industry partners. Our Career Center's purpose is helping each and every student to find the right internship. Regular workshops are conducted to develop your communication skills, to help you overcome any difficulties. You will be given guidance to build your CV, your LinkedIn profile and practice sessions are regularly held to demonstrate interview skills and increase your confidence.


Students who successfully complete the program (academic study and work placement/internship) will be awarded with the Diploma in International Culinary Arts by HTMi, Hotel and Tourism Management Institute Switzerland.
Diploma graduates can continue on to the Higher Diploma in International Culinary Arts program in Dubai campus.

Program Progression

Diploma in International Culinary Arts

 Higher Diploma in International Culinary Arts 

Bachelor, BSc in International Culinary Arts
Swiss Campus

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