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Culinary Restaurant Training in Beautiful Northern California (J-1 Visa Sponsorship)

Cenet (Cultural Exchange Network)


Culinary Restaurant Training in Beautiful Northern California (J-1 Visa Sponsorship)

Job Description

Join a 12-month internship or training program and build up your credentials while gaining the necessary skills to succeed in the culinary industry. Train as part of a multi-cultural team, receiving culinary training in various areas of the kitchen as well as in administrative duties at a Bay Area restaurant. This property prides itself on taking its passion for food seriously, but also seeing food as a celebration and opportunity to tell a story to guests.

Opportunities are available at different Bay Area locations. The San Francisco Bay Area is located in Northern California, home to some of the world’s finest wine country; waterfront towns; dramatic beaches; and the global technology and innovation hub of Silicon Valley, which is home to the headquarters of Apple, Google, and Facebook.

Cenet helps you with your J-1 Exchange Visitor Visa sponsorship and provides support throughout the process. We'll monitor your program to make sure you have a satisfying and rewarding professional development experience in the U.S. Included in our placement package is visa sponsorship, monitoring and support, as well as health insurance throughout your program.


Option 1: be a recent graduate or current student in a culinary-specific degree program. Option 2: have a completed culinary-specific degree and at least 1 year of culinary work experience.


Job type
California, United States
F&B kitchen
Starting in
As soon as possible
Contract duration
12 months
Positions available
Pay range
$14.00-15.65 per hour, depending on location
Other Benefits
Meal discounts and/or free meal per shift. White jacket and jacket cleaning provided. Health insurance is arranged by Cenet.

Cenet (Cultural Exchange Network)

Do you want to see the world as others see it? Do you have a passion for a greater purpose? Good. You are our kind of people.

It’s no longer the transportation or even the destination that matters. It’s the experience. Those brief and life-changing moments that will forever challenge you to create a better world. If you’re ready to start your adventure, we are here to help you write your story abroad.

For more than 20 years, we have provided opportunities to experience world cultures. We are authorized by the U.S. State Department to sponsor the following exchange visitor programs: Intern, Trainee, Camp Counselor, and Summer Work Travel.

We also oversee The Magellan Exchange, a consortium of universities worldwide offering faculty and student exchange opportunities. Closer to our homes, we operate Culture in the Community (CITC), aiming to provide authentic international education to our area’s youth.

At the end of the day, people need people. That’s where we come in. Cenet is your sponsor, advisor, liaison, travel partner, and ally.

Let’s get started.

Cenet strives to inspire a safer, more prosperous and compassionate world through international education and cultural exploration.