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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 560582BR Location Orlando, Florida, United States Business Walt Disney World Resort Date posted May. 29, 2018

Job Summary:

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 February, April, August, and October 2019.

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 February, April, August, and October 2019.

Additional Information:

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

We strongly encourage candidates to explore www.disneyinternationalprograms.com prior to submitting an application.


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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