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The Culinary team at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts creates unforgettable dining experiences for guests from around the world. Here, you can use your skills in our fast-paced environment in areas that range from catering to fine dining to pastry to quick service. No matter your role, you'll help provide a magical experience for any dining occasion. Learn more about Disney’s Culinary Careers below.

International Culinary Training Program

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 489659BR Location Orlando, Florida, United States Business Disney Parks & Resorts Brand Walt Disney World Resort Date posted 02/20/2018

The International Culinary Training Program is a twelve-month internship located at Walt Disney World® Resort, near Orlando, Florida. The program allows international culinary participants to have exposure to all areas of the kitchen operation, including the ability to understand the financial aspects of a food and beverage operation. Participants are exposed to various food stations within the kitchen and become familiar with the menu and products of the restaurant. The participant will refine culinary skills within the kitchen department.

On-the-job culinary training provides an opportunity to apply what the individual knows in real time and in a real world setting. Participants will share knowledge of the cuisine from the African country they are from with guests and other members of the team while working at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge. Since Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge is a representation of a real African lodge, the participant will share information about culture, heritage, cuisine and traditions from their native land.

Only accepting applications from candidates available to arrive October of 2018.

Basic Qualifications

To be eligible to apply for the International Culinary Training Program, you MUST:

  • Speak and read English fluently.
  • Be at least 18 years of age to apply.
  • Be a current Culinary student or recent graduate of a degree-issuing institution outside of the United States, OR
  • Have a Culinary degree/Culinary certificate from a degree-issuing institution outside of the United States.
  • Have one to five years of full time culinary experience outside of the United States.
  • Be receptive to Disney Look guidelines.
  • Be fully available to work Sunday through Saturday, including days and nights, holidays and overtime.
  • Have not participated in a J-1 Culinary Trainee program in the United States within the past 24 months.

You are required to upload your Resume/CV and Cover Letter in PDF or Word format for this job application.

Only accepting applications from candidates available to arrive October of 2018.

Additional Information

Pay rate: The pay rate for this program is $12.95 USD per hour.

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