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Disney Culinary Program

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 821477BR Location Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States; Orlando, Florida, United States Business Walt Disney World Resort Date posted 07/16/2021
As a Disney Culinary Program participant at the Walt Disney World® Resort, you will become part of the magic that is known worldwide, gain on-the-job experience working in our parks and resorts, participate in unique learning experiences, and have the opportunity to meet and live with people from all over the world in the housing community. You will embark on a new journey with our Culinary Program as you create lasting impressions and unforgettable dining experiences for our guests from around the world. Master your craft as you work side-by side with culinary leaders in areas that range from catering and fine dining to pastry and quick-service.

We are recruiting for programs that begin anywhere from August 2021 to March 2022.

Individual Program lengths vary and may be in accordance with your school requirements. Program length must be between 3 months (12 weeks) to 7 months (28 weeks).

You will indicate your arrival availability at time of interview.


A day in the life:

Culinary Assistant, Cook II
  • Working in an a la carte, buffet, catering/special events, or quick-service/food court environment (may include an on-stage cooking location)
  • Working with basic recipes and learning advanced food preparation
  • Gaining skills in culinary fundamentals in hot and cold food station setup, sauce-making, catering production, and salad/sandwich preparation
  • Deep-frying, sautéing, roasting, boiling, and grilling, along with vegetable, grains, and starch cookery
  • Following standardized recipes and food sanitation guidelines
  • Students with more years of experience may be considered for a Cook I role

Culinary Assistant, Baking & Pastry
  • Working in a high-volume bakery, banquet, catering/special events, or restaurant environment
  • Learning the technical skills of plated dessert preparations as well as muffins, breads, cakes, petit fours, and wedding cakes
  • Gaining knowledge of food cost control and product ordering
  • Mixing, cutting, proofing, and baking
  • Following standardized recipes and food sanitation guidelines
  • Students with more years of experience may be considered for a Baking & Pastry I role

Basic Qualifications

What you bring to the table:
  • Ability to adapt to production requirements
  • Desire to learn the food and beverage industry
  • Exposure to proper knife skills
  • Focus on food
  • Good judgment of food quality
  • Guest service focus

Required Education

  • Full-time or part-time student in a school of Culinary Arts seeking a certificate or degree, or enrolled in a Culinary/Baking and Pastry school and studying toward a Baking and Pâtisserie Science degree.
    • Currently enrolled in at least one class and have completed at least one semester or
    • Graduated in the past twenty-four (24) months.
  • Currently enrolled students may need to meet additional school requirements, such as:
    • G.P.A.
    • Grade level
    • Number of credit hours earned.

Additional Information:

  • Programs occur year-around, and vary in length. The specific time frame of your program will be discussed at the time of the interview.
  • A Disney Culinary Program participant's wage will be:
    • $15.40 per hour for Cook 2 / Baking & Pastry 2.
    • $18.00 per hour for Cook I / Baking & Pastry I.
    • $19.00 per hour for Cook I / Baking & Pastry I (signature restaurant).
  • We strongly encourage candidates to explore prior to submitting an application.
  • Candidates who receive an offer with be required to pay the Program Participation Fee & Housing Fee within days of their program offer date. For more information please Click Here
  • Participation in this program requires:
    • Be at least 18 years of age at time of application
    • Unrestricted work authorization within the Unites States
    • Full availability to work Sunday – Saturday, including dates and nights, holidays and overtime
    • Be willing to follow all cleaning an disinfecting procedures in the work area
    • Must adhere to the Disney Look Guidelines. For more information Click Here

About Walt Disney World Resort:

Since opening in 1971, Walt Disney World Resort has played an important role in many childhood and family memories. Today, hundreds of millions of guests from around the globe visit this magical place to enjoy a Disney vacation. Through a combination of creativity, innovation and technology, the resort immerses guests in classic Disney tales and new kinds of family entertainment. Drawing from a rich heritage of storytelling, Walt Disney World Resort cast members bring Disney magic to life through unmatched attention to detail and superior guest service.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc., which is part of a business segment we call Walt Disney World Resort.

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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