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Culinary Arts J-1 Internship Program in Key West

Hyatt Centric Hotels and Resorts


Culinary Arts J-1 Internship Program in Key West

Job Description

Description of the Host Property:
At Hyatt Centric Resort, you’ll become immersed in the island life the moment you arrive. We’re here to help you find the relaxation you seek, from soothing treatments at Jala Spa to a refreshing dip in our outdoor pool. Rejuvenate at our on-site restaurant, SHOR American Seafood Grill, and don’t forget to take in the waterfront views, or take a seat in a plush, poolside chair and sip craft cocktails amid the Florida breeze at Blue Mojito Pool Bar and Grill. Enjoy the location in Old Town, infused with historical architecture and a quaint charm, or choose adventures on the water, including sailing, kayaking, and more.

Description of the Training:
Step into the kitchen of a world-leading luxury hotel/resort and learn from the best chefs in the American hospitality industry at the Hyatt Centric Hotels & Resorts. Through the J-1 program, you will rotate to different stations, acquiring the skills and techniques necessary to take the culinary world by storm.
This rotational program is designed to give you exposure to the international hospitality industry and give you the experience needed to excel in your career when you return to your home country.

ITN and Odyssey's All-inclusive Program:
Unlike most J-1 Program providers, a regional ITN representative will guide you through a streamlined registration process, thanks to ITN and ODYSSEY’s all-inclusive approach. ITN and ODYSSEY will be on hand to provide you with the very best personalized service from the time that you arrive in the United States until your departure from the United States upon completion of your program.

Description of the Location:
Key West, a U.S. island city, is part of the Florida Keys archipelago. It's also Florida's southernmost point, lying roughly 90 miles north of Cuba. Famed for its pastel-hued, conch-style houses, it’s a cruise-ship stop also accessible from the mainland via the Overseas Highway. It’s known more for its coral reefs – destinations for diving and snorkeling – than for its beaches.


• Must be a current student of a Hospitality or Culinary post-secondary academic institution.
• Or recent graduate (less than 12 months ago) of a Hospitality or Culinary post-secondary academic institution.
• Or a graduate of a Hospitality or Culinary post-secondary academic institution (more than 12 months ago,) with 12 months of verifiable related work experience.
• Or must have 5 years of verifiable related work experience.


Job type
Key West, FL, United States
F&B kitchen
Starting in
January 2022
Contract duration
12 months
Pay range
Other Benefits
Meals are provided in the host property cafeteria during the working shift.

International Trainee Network - ITN

The International Trainee Network (ITN) is a cultural exchange organization based in Los Angeles, California with almost 20 years of experience working with the J-1 Visa Exchange Program.

ITN is currently the largest provider of J-1 luxury hospitality programs in the United States thanks to our network of 6 international ITN offices, 40 international partner universities and over 200 partner hotels.

Our mission is to provide culturally immersive experiences and world-class hospitality training to students and young professionals from around the world. Enrolling in an international exchange program is the beginning of a journey that can impact your life both professionally and personally.

We invite you to begin your journey with us!

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