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Westin Memorial City

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Description of the Property:
The only hotel attached by a skyway to Memorial City Mall, connected to Gateway Memorial City and Memorial Hermann Hospital. This upscale hotel is 6.9 miles from Topgolf entertainment complex, and 12.5 miles from Minute Maid Park baseball stadium. There's an 18th-floor infinity pool and a fitness studio, plus a stylish American-style restaurant, a lounge and a cafe. Other amenities include a 30,000 sq ft event space, and a free local shuttle service.

Description of the Location:
Houston is a large metropolis in Texas, extending to Galveston Bay. It’s closely linked with the Space Center Houston, the coastal visitor center at NASA’s astronaut training and flight control complex. The city’s relatively compact Downtown includes the Theater District, home to the renowned Houston Grand Opera, and the Historic District, with 19th-century architecture and upscale restaurants.

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 Westin Memorial City. 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.

Description of the Position:
Train in all areas of Culinary, including, but not limited to, Banquets, Pastry and Outlet kitchens:
• Learn to ensure high quality and consistency of food preparation and presentation as per Hotel’s standards;
• Welcome guests and colleagues in a polite and friendly manner;
• Train with Chefs across multiple kitchens to perform tasks as needed;
• Learn various Culinary tasks within each kitchen;
• Ensure compliance of all Hotel's standards;
• Learn to strive to achieve departmental targets;
• Ensure cleanliness of work areas;
• During training, ensure to be in compliance with all Hotel's health and safety policies;
• Perform all other reasonable duties as needed.

Requirements

• Conversational English required;
• Must be a current student of a Culinary Arts post-secondary academic institution;
• Or recent graduate (less than 12 months ago) of a Culinary Arts post-secondary academic institution;
• Or a graduate of a Culinary Arts 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.

• Knife skills;
• Willingness to learn and follow instructions;
• Positive attitude;
• Good communication skills;
• Commitment to delivering high levels of customer service;
• A polished and professional appearance and compliance with Hotel grooming standards;
• Flexibility to respond to a range of different work situations;
• Ability to work calmly while meeting deadlines.
Job type
Internship
Location
Houston, TX, United States
Department
F&B kitchen
Languages
English
Starting in
As soon as possible
Duration of the contract
12 months
Positions available
2
Pay range
TBD

Aspen Experience USA

Our vision:
Becoming an international Work and Travel company that places students from all over the world in the working and living environments that will enable them to develop the dream career.

Our mission:
Raising the quality of services provided by the young generation of professionals by creating a more competitive market place.

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