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World Class Culinary Opportunities

The Yummy Jobs Culinary USA programme provides university students and young professionals with the opportunity to train in the United States for a period of up to 12 months.  The program offers participants access to some of the finest hospitality brands in the world, providing a unique insight into business practices that make the United States the ultimate hospitality destination for guests from all over the world.  The program provides on-the-job exposure within the following culinary roles:

Culinary Arts

  • Signature Dining
  • Resort Dining
  • Banquets and Events 
  • Pastry and Chocolate

In addition to this unique learning experience, participants are able to increase their knowledge of and exposure to American culture, traditions and society.  From the tourist paradise that is Orlando, Florida to the more remote but breathtaking North Carolina, the Yummy Jobs Team has an opportunity that will enhance your hospitality career and make you a stand-out candidate upon return to your home country.

Intern and training opportunities have never looked so good!

The Yummy Jobs Team has carefully sourced amazing placements with some of the world's most recognised brands.  As a participant on the Yummy Jobs Culinary J-1 Intern and Trainee program, you will have access to the following brands;

  • The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort
  • Loews Hotels at Universal Orlando Resort
  • Loews Hotels Ventana Canyon Resort
  • Loews Chicago Hotel
  • Biltmore
  • Old Edwards Inn and Spa
  • Santa Catalina Island Company 
  • Relais and Chateaux
  • Many more world-class brands

During our consultative interview process, we will assess your skills, education and experience and help to place you within a property that will support you with your future career development.


Participants on the Yummy Jobs Culinary J-1 Program will be required to submit the following fees.

Please note all fees are subject to change and may change without notice:

Program Fees

12 Month Full Placement Program Fee inclusive of visa sponsorship, medical insurance and support £2,250.GBP

Additional Fees

  • Criminal Background Check Fee £85.00 GBP
  • U.S. Embassy Appointment Fee £90.00 GBP
  • U.S. SEVIS Fee £105.00 GBP
  • Courier delivery of passport - Free to £30.00 GBP
  • Return flight to the United States - Varies
  • 4 weeks of housing rent to secure apartment + Deposit (Admin Fee may be charged)

Post-Arrival Fees

  • Additional supporting funds between $350.00 USD to $750.00 USD

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Eligibilty Requirements for J-1 Interns and Trainees

In order to qualify for this particular designation of the J-1 visa you meet one of the following criteria

  • Must be a foreign national who is currently enrolled full-time and pursuing studies in your chosen career field at a degree or certificate granting post-secondary academic institution outside the United States
  • Graduated from such an institution no more than 12 months prior to your exchange visitor program start date
  • A foreign national who has either a degree or professional certificate from a foreign post-secondary academic institution and at least one year of prior related work experience in your occupational field.  This experience must have been acquired outside of the United States
  • Five years of work experience in your occupational filed acquired outside the Untied States