The third and final year of the BA degree in Culinary Arts consists of one intensive study period of 6 months at the Woolich Education campus in Lucerne, Mauritius, and one practical paid industry training period of 4-6 months in the Swiss or international hospitality industry. Woolich Education manages the program with RGU, who awards the Bachelor degree to students who successfully complete the third year, and pass all modules.
Woolich Education is a member of the Bénédict Mauritius group of schools, founded in 1928, whose mission is to provide adult education for people with a desire to succeed. Bénédict School is one of Mauritius’s largest private education organizations and is teaching each year more than 15,000 full and part time students. You and your peers learn from a dedicated faculty, who in addition to their academic credentials, brings along know-how and experience in the culinary and business fields. This ensures that what you learn in class is contemporary and can be applied in real world situations in a daily catering or food service environment.
The Woolich Education BA in Culinary Arts program is specifically designed for young adults wishing to develop a career in the field of gastronomy. The program offers students extended practical and professional competency training in this field, so that they are able to take up rewarding graduate positions. It also benefits people looking to obtain the necessary specialized knowledge when contemplating opening their own culinary or catering business. Students with the appropriate qualifications can enter the program in the third year.
The third year and final year of culinary arts studies builds on students’ existing culinary competencies and experience to deepen and hone practical leadership and business skills. By the time students enter the third year, they should have developed a love and passion for food as will be exemplified by their dedication to this highly respected and very much in demand profession. An inter-disciplinary range of capstone modules facilitate the development of both creativity in culinary concepts and the knowledge to manage a range of food service operations.
Industry training is an integral part of the study program at Woolich Education and provides an opportunity to gain paid work-experience during the early stages of the career. This will prove invaluable when applying for the first supervisory or management position. Students will complete their training in a hotel or restaurant kitchen, according to their talent. Successful students may be able to assume more responsibility in their third year.
The industry training salary in Mauritius, negotiated between the employers’ association and the Employee Union, is presently set at minimum CHF 2’168 per month gross. From this salary, students have to pay for room, board, and taxes. The average net income per month varies from CHF 1’200 to 1’400..
February and August each year. Please contact the Woolich Education admission office for the next intake vacancy.
Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 12:00 and from 14:00 to 17:00, Saturday courses may be offered in some terms from 11:00 to 17:00.