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Intensive Gastro training and integration program

Starting Date: 2024 May/June

Unlock Your Culinary Journey: Join Our Gastronomy Integration Program

Unlock Your Culinary Journey: Join Our Gastronomy Integration Program

Are you an immigrant eager to spice up your career path? Restaurant "The Balts" presents an innovative 12-week intensive Gastronomy Training and Integration Program tailored to your culinary aspirations.

Crafted to cater to both service-oriented individuals and aspiring chefs, our program serves as a bridge between immigrants and the Swiss labor market. Delve into a comprehensive curriculum covering all facets of gastronomy operations, from mastering the art of service and essential kitchen fundamentals to honing skills in safety, hygiene, and effective communication. Our immersive approach ensures you're equipped with the knowledge and expertise to flourish in Switzerland's dynamic culinary scene. Embark on this transformative culinary adventure with us

What sets us apart? We go beyond traditional classroom settings. Our dynamic program comprises four key components:

  1. Theory: Dive into the fundamentals from the comfort of your home, empowering you with essential knowledge to lay a solid foundation.

  2. Hands-On Lessons: Step into the heart of our restaurant for interactive lessons, engaging projects, and collaborative team assignments. Experience real-time scenarios and refine your skills under the guidance of seasoned professionals.

  3. Practice: Put theory into action with immersive, real-world practice in restaurant operations. From food preparation to seamless service, you'll gain invaluable hands-on experience and interaction with people.

  4. Individual experience - We understand that each journey is unique. That's why our program offers personalized guidance through an individualized path. Receive tailored assignments, constructive feedback, and mentorship to navigate your career trajectory with confidence.




  1. Free of Charge: Accessible learning opportunities for immigrants, at no cost.

  2. Comprehensive Skills: Gain essential gastronomy skills - service, kitchen, safety, hygiene, and communication.

  3. Language Enhancement: Improve German and Swiss German language proficiency for better integration.

  4. Structured Learning: Theory, practical lessons, and real-time restaurant practice for holistic learning.

  5. Individual Support: Personalized guidance, feedback, and assistance for each participant.​

  6. Community Engagement: Join a supportive community, fostering growth and camaraderie.

  7. Certification and Recommendation: Receive a certificate and recommendation letter upon completion for future opportunities.

Before you apply, let's ensure you meet our standards:

  • Willingness to Learn: A hunger for knowledge and a passion for the culinary arts are non-negotiable.

  • Commitment: Dedicate 12 weeks of focused attention to this full-time program, aligning with restaurant working hours.

  • Flexibility: Adaptability is key. Be prepared to participate during lunchtimes, evenings, weekends and holidays.

  • Professionalism: Present yourself with impeccable manners and a polished appearance at all times.

  • Team Player: Embrace collaboration and thrive in a team-oriented environment.

  • Language Proficiency: Good English (at least B1 level), with a commitment to improving German and Swiss German language skills.

  • Humility and Openness: Willingness to learn from mistakes, take direction, and embody humility in every interaction.

Joining our program is not just about acquiring skills—it's about gaining a supportive community and a safe space to grow. 

Costs: We run this program free of charge. In return, we ask for your dedication to upholding the reputation of our esteemed restaurant and contributing to its ongoing success.

What's next: Upon completion, you'll receive a prestigious certificate showcasing your newfound skills and a glowing recommendation letter, empowering you to kickstart your career journey with confidence.

Note: Places in our program are limited, and admission is highly competitive. We take your application seriously and look forward to welcoming passionate individuals who are ready to seize this extraordinary opportunity.

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