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Whether you dream of opening a restaurant or starting your own innovative F&B business, this program will give you the necessary skills and connections. Your own business project will take shape thanks to managerial modules (finance, marketing, leadership...) and the tools EHL has developed to help entrepreneurs.

It will also immerse you in culinary operations, from fine-dining cuisine in EHL’s gastronomic restaurant to freshly prepared takeaway food, going through catering, oenology, or even R&D. Benefit from the instruction of world-recognized chefs and top experts with a strong global work experience within the F&B industry.

Key Facts



EHL Culinary & Restaurant Management Certificate. Sous-vide Certification. Optional: HACCP, Barista, Mixology & Art de la Table. 



20 weeks, on-site full-time program



550+ hours of both academic and practical instruction with additional electives, individualized coaching and optional internship



Lausanne, Switzerland


Alumni Network

30’000 alumni in 150+ countries


Application Deadlines

For visa candidates: 15 December 2023
For non-visa candidates: 15 January 2024 


Endorsed by Franck Giovannini

Franck Giovannini was named “Chef of the Year 2018” by the Swiss edition of Gault & Millau guide. Chef Giovannini heads Hotel de ville de Crissier, one of the best – if not the best – gastronomic restaurants in the world, a 3-star Michelin for over 40 years now! Each of its 4 Chefs, including Chef Giovannini, got that prestigious award from the famous French guide!

In addition to his endorsement to the program, Chef Giovannini personally welcomes a group of EHL students to the restaurant on a weekly basis and shares his insights, showing the students how to create a 3* Michelin customer experience and discover all the preparation that goes into such an establishment.
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Benefits of the Culinary & Restaurant Management Certificate

As a participant of the Culinary & Restaurant management Certificate, you will receive both academic and practical instruction from world-recognized chefs and experts in addition to personalized mentoring. You will learn how to run every type of F&B business, on both operational and management sides. Plus, you will have the opportunity to gain insights from experienced industry leaders during networking events.

You will graduate with:

  • Culinary basics for operations
  • Management skills to develop and run F&B businesses
  • Five professional certifications (four of which are optional)
  • Swiss and European souvenirs and broader cultural awareness
  • A strong global network of peers, industry leaders and alumni

Thank you Mr. Robuchon

True to his lifetime commitment to share his knowledge with the next generations, Joël Robuchon was the godfather of the program since its launch. It was a privilege and an honor for EHL to collaborate with such a great professional and human being. As he used to say, “you can’t cook if you do not love people”.

He was the most award-winning Chef in the world and in history with over 40 Michelin stars won (32 on-going when he passed away), also named "Chef of the Century" by Gault-Millau, "Meilleur Ouvrier de France," a prestigious title that only a few can claim in France.

Program details

Discover the program key features and benefits

  • Overview of traditional essentials and contemporary cooking techniques
  • Insights into Michelin-star quality and into cutting-edge concepts and trends
  • Open market place with real businesses and customers
  • Applied research labs for menu design and culinary innovation
  • Key skills and strategies to delight your customers and run a profitable F&B business
  • Restaurant Design & Concept Development with expert coaching sessions and hands-on toolbox
  • Individualized business coaching
  • Business plan toolbox
  • Elective courses on topics of your interest
  • Field trip in Switzerland
  • Networking events
  • Optional internship
  • EHL Culinary & Restaurant Management Certificate
  • Sous-vide Certification
  • HACCP and Food Safety for the Restaurant Industry certification (optional)
  • Barista certification (optional)
  • Mixology certification (optional)
  • Art de la Table certification (optional)

Admissions & Fees

At EHL, we take a comprehensive approach to admissions. We look for candidates who have the intellectual qualities and interpersonal skills to be successful leaders in hospitality and service businesses.

  • Aptitude for critical thinking & analysis
  • Cultural awareness & language skills
  • Customer-oriented service approach
  • Self-management & personal motivation

Learn more about the admissions requirements and fees by clicking below.

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