Our Swiss Operator

The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts is an affiliate of the world renowned Les Roches International School of Hotel Management in Switzerland.

Les Roches was founded in 1954 as a general education school for international students, Les Roches became a specialized hotel management school in 1979.

Today Les Roches is a part of the Laureate International Universities which has more than 60 institutions in 29 countries enrolling more than 740,000 students.

An independent research ranked Les Roches among the three best hospitality schools in the world and confirmed its position as leader in hospitality education. According to the same research nearly 80% of the hiring managers who responded to the survey evaluated Les Roches graduates to possess the important characteristics and skills to excel in the hospitality industry. They also rated their career prospects to be very good or excellent and likely to be in the top 20% of industry positions in 5 to 10 years.*

*Taylor Nelson Sofres (TNS), U.K., Global Research, August 2007

Our Accreditation

The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts/Affiliate of Les Roches is a specialized Jordanian associated university college. The two-year culinary diploma program is accredited in Jordan and Switzerland. The accreditation in Jordan is from the Jordanian Ministry of Higher Education.

Les Roches the managing operator of the academy has numerous accreditations and professional memberships in various organizations worldwide, signifying its determination to maintain the highest possible educational standards.


Les Roches Swiss Hotel Association School of Hotel Management is accredited by the New England Associations of Schools and Colleges, Inc. through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

Accreditation of an Institution of Higher Education by the New England Association indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment for institutional quality periodically applied through a peer review process. An accredited college or university is one which has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purpose through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation.


In 2002, the Education Department of the Canton of Valais recognized Les Roches as having degree-awarding status. This was a major step in the school’s position within the Swiss Education system.


  • Two Years Diploma in Culinary Arts Program
  • One Year Basic Culinary Operations Certificate
  • Culinary Specialization Certificate 15 weeks

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the program students will be able to:

  • Perform effectively in a variety of culinary operational settings.
  • Demonstrate an understanding for the financial implications in a culinary operation and are able differentiate quality.
  • Utilize the knowledge they have gained to develop culinary managerial competencies in a junior management setting.
  • Employ common skills enhancing their effectiveness in a personal and professional context.
  • Demonstrate understanding and awareness of moral and ethical issues of the culinary industry organizations.