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Marriott Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center
Culinary Management, Intern/Trainee Exchange Visitor Program
About the job
The larges Marriott Resort in the world is looking for Exchange Visitors under the J-1 visa to join their Culinary Management Program, this rotational Culinary Management J-1 program has a total of 4 phases which are:
PHASE ONE: Arrival, Orientation and Introduction to American Culinary Arts in the USA
The trainee will meet with Napoleon Bissaillon an eight year executive with Gaylord and a lifetime HR field expert. The Gaylord Opryland Resort and convention center is the largest nongaming convention center in the United States and offers the trainee limitless opportunities to experience American training and culture. We are proud of our industry leading STAR (Smiles, Teamwork, Attitude, Reliability and Service with a passion) training which will begin the week the Exchange Visitor (EV) arrives on the property. Customer service training in the Culinary Arts field is extremely important. American techniques of greeting, interacting and providing customer service to people is at the heart of this phase of the training.
Human Resource specialist, Napoleon Bissallion will be joined by Myk Banas, the Director of Culinary Operations, which is the largest operation of its type in the USA, will be introducing American techniques and methodologies of Culinary Arts that will part of their training while participating in the program.
PHASE TWO: CULINARY ARTS METHODOLGIES AND TECHNIQUES OF BANQUETS
This phase is designed to introduce the trainee to Gaylord Opryland's important banquet operation. As Gaylord opry land does more convention business than any other resort in the USA, we feel this is one of the biggest areas of training that the Exchange Visitors will take away from the program. This phase will cover the methodologies and techniques in a successful banquet operation.
Unlike preparing product for restaurants and other food outlets, banquets require a completely different plan of set up, production flow and execution. The trainee will receive training on all of these areas in this phase. In addition the trainee will receive training on how to prepare and cook food on the assigned stations according to Gaylord recipes, quality standards, presentation standards and food preparation checklists. The trainee will learn how to operate the ovens, stoves, grills, and other kitchen equipment need for successful production.
PHASE THREE: CULINARY ARTS COMMISSARY
This phase is designed to introduce the trainee to Gaylord Opryland's Commissary operation. This phase will cover the commissary, storage, office of operations and executive chef office areas that are used to make the resort’s various restaurants, food service outlets and banquet operation run successfully. The trainee will receive training in techniques and methodology on the proper storage, ordering, timing of all products needed to service over 5,000 people daily. Again an immense task that cannot be learned from a classroom thus again giving the trainee the necessary skills needed to be successful in their culinary career.
PHASE FOUR: CULINARY ARTS GARDE MANGER or PASTRY
This phase is designed to introduce the trainee to Gaylord Opryland's Garde Manger or Pastry operation. This phase will cover the basic production areas and kitchens that are used to make the resort’s Garde Manger and/or Pastry operations run successfully. The culinary art of pastry production is a very refined technology that must be learned by hands in experience. Especially some of the uniquely American methods of producing some of the world’s best pastry. The trainee will learn how to operate the ovens and many other pieces of equipment that are required to produce the culinary art of pastry production.
Number of positions: 10
GEC Sponsor assists with your temporary housing arrangement for your first 14 days after arrival to the U.S. During this time, you will need to begin your search to secure longer term housing at apartments in the local area. You will sign leases directly with apartment management, and then proceed to move out of temporary housing. If you are having difficulty finding permanent housing, please reach out to GEC or your Host Organization for more ideas.
Meals, uniforms, dry cleaning, training classes, temporary transportation (if needed), are provided free or charge, Marriott Associate discounts are available. Health insurance is provided by GEC-US Department of State Visa Sponsor as well as assistance with visa.
Eligibility – Are you qualified to participate in an Intern or Trainee program?
To qualify as an intern, you must either be:
· Currently enrolled in and pursuing studies at a degree or certificate granting post-secondary academic institution outside the United States;
· Have recently graduated from an academic institution within the past 12 months and your intended exchange visitor program start date would be before the 1 year anniversary of your graduation date.
* NOTE: Your program of study must directly relate to and show substantial coursework in the field of training that you are pursuing. No work experience is required.
TRAINEE Program -
To qualify as a trainee, you must either:
· Already have a degree or certificate from a post-secondary academic institution with your graduation date being more than 12 months ago AND have at least one year (12 months total) of prior related work experience outside the United States in the occupational field in which you are seeking training. * NOTE: Both your degree and work experience must be directly related to the field of training that you are pursuing.
· Have five years of work experience outside the United States in the occupational field in which you are seeking training. No degree or certificate from an academic institution is needed in this scenario.
Language required: English.
Hello : ) and thank you for looking into our profile!
My name is Jesica Rey Dubra and I am the international recruiter that is going to help you on this step in your career, just like you (but 15 years ago) I was looking for a J-1 program in the USA after I graduated from Cesar Ritz Colleges in Brig, Switzerland (MBA in Hostel management), probably just like you : ) I wanted to become a hotel manager! I ended up having 10 year international recruiting career with Marriott hotels that I LOVED and all thanks to my one year J-1 program; I have now been working with GEC for the last 5 years, an incredible boutique visa sponsor and I can't wait to help you start this journey, I am passionate about helping young professional just like someone helped me once during my career.
Now let me tell you a bit more about GEC: "Global Educational Concepts, Inc. (GEC) is located in Nashville, TN. We are a designated sponsor of the U.S. Department of State’s J-1 Summer Work Travel and Internship programs. We fully support and believe in the public diplomacy opportunities these exchange programs offer our Participants, Host families and Host Employers.
The leadership of GEC has over 100 years of combined experience working directly with thousands of international students. We seek to provide the best service and support possible to the young people who participate in our programs while adhering to the regulations that govern these programs. Our program participants can be found living, working, and training all across the U.S.
We are proud members of the Alliance for International Educational and Cultural Exchange and the World Youth Student and Educational (WYSE) Travel Confederation."