Application Process

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The application process is possible online or by direct visit. Once your application (including all the required supporting documents and $30.00 application fees) is submitted, the ACAC will evaluate the given documents and invite you for an admission interview.


The Admission Interview is the second step in the application process. It takes approximately 30 minutes (on-, or offline) and will provide the ACAC with an understanding of your background, motivation, and verbal English level.

English Level Test

Our English level test is an entry test allowing the ACAC to understand your current English level in reading, writing and grammar.

Acceptance Letter

Once your application passes through, you will get the measurement for your chef uniform’s order and receive the acceptance letter from the ACAC incl. further details to the induction week and semester start.


  • 12 years of schooling pass or fail or technical certificate level 3
  • Basic English Level


  • High school/university certificates/transcripts
  • Completed Statement of Health document
  • Copy of passport
  • Two passport-size photographs
  • Curriculum Vitae (résumé)
  • Motivation letter
  • Copy of Covid-19 vaccination card


  • New Term starts on May 27, 2024
  • Registration Deadline May 17, 2024
  • Payment Deadline May 20 , 2024

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Although there is no strict educational path to make a career in culinary arts, for those who aim to become a professional chef, attending a good quality education is one of the best ways. A culinary training institute such as the ACAC, not only provides the extensive hands-on experience required to become a highly-skilled chef. It will also provide you with a broader knowledge of food, accounting, history, flavours and more, all necessary to become a great leader.

Our curriculum is designed to accommodate novice cooks as well as individuals with previous cooking experience.

To enroll for the 2-year diploma program accredited by the Swiss Hotel Management Academy Lucerne (SHL), applicants are required to have completed at least 12 years of schooling pass or fail or technical certificate level 3. However, in case an individual intends to absolve the same course without aiming for a diploma, he/she is able to enroll and will receive a certificate upon successful completion.

The ACAC’s program is based on international standards and taught by international faculty, and therefore, the teaching language is English. For the registration students are required to have at least a basic English level.

Thanks to our donors, we are able to offer our program for half the price than actually required to cover our operational costs, maintain the highest quality standards, and provide the best educational learning environment. For the tuition fees breakdown please follow this page: afford the ACAC.

We train professionals for entry-level jobs in the food service industry. You must work your way up the career ladder in the industry to become a chef.

Yes. The Academy connects students with approximately 100 local employers - restaurants and hotels - domestically and internationally. We directly support our students with internship placements and provide access to a professional network for future career steps.

There are so many things you can do with a culinary degree. The career opportunities in the F&B and hospitality industry are vast and varied. Find out more at this page: Career

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