Program Summary

APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN FOR OUR CULINARY ARTS INTERNSHIP WITH BOCA RATON RESORT & CLUB - START DATES AVAILABLE IN 2019!


New for 2019! Experience Culinary Arts training at the breathtaking Boca Raton Resort and Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort. Redefining luxury and fun in south Florida, Boca Raton is nestled in a Mediterranean inspired historic village and just a few steps from the stunning south Florida coastline.
 
This unique training opportunity will give participants an insight into Culinary at its best, offering you a highly sought-after training experience along with the ability to share your culture and make friends for life.
 
 
 
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During your Internship with the Boca Raton Resort and Club you will closely follow a unique training plan, there to ensure you are exposed to all areas of Culinary Operations within the hotel. Participants will be exposed to each of the F&B areas within this property; a rotational program through the following areas (usually 4-5 weeks in each area):
  • AM Banquets, PM Banquets, Garde Manager, 501 East Kitchen, Lucca, Boca Beach Club AM, Boca Beach Club PM, Morimoto Sushi, Boca Country Club Kitchen and Main Kitchen
 
Participants will be required to work full-time throughout the program and will be provided with a minimum of 32 hours work each week. Participants will be paid a competitive hourly wage, ranging from $11.00 - $18.00 USD per hour.
 
 
Participants on this program will be required to obtain a J-1 Intern or Trainee visa through Yummy Jobs and will be able to train for a period of time as outlined by the Boca Raton Resort and Club. Upon completion of the program, participants will have up to 30 days to travel within the United States.  Participants must then return to their home country upon completion of the program.
Boca Raton Resort and Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, redefines luxury and fun in south Florida. Since 1926, when the resort opened as an exclusive 100-room enclave, the Boca Raton Resort and Club has pursued a visionary approach to life and luxury. Today, this illustrious and beloved South Florida landmark continues to shine as a jewel in the Waldorf Astoria crown.

Nestled in a Mediterranean inspired historic village and just a few steps from the stunning south Florida coastline, the Boca Raton Resort and Club is a luxurious home away from home. Many of their charming and sophisticated guest rooms come with a view of the Atlantic Ocean, Intercoastal Waterway, or the marina, and all guest rooms offer the latest amenities for guest comfort. 

Guests at this stunning resort also have access to the Boca Beach Club. This dual access to both properties provides an array of fun activities for guests of all ages such as:

• Golf 
• Surfing
• Boating
• Private beach access
• FlowRider Wave Simulator
• Tennis
• Quest Club, an education and entertaining children's program

This property features 11 award-wining restaurants to choose from, and guests can also unwind with the ultimate spa experience at the hotel's Waldorf Astoria Spa.
Voted the No. 1 spa in the country (Condé Nast Traveler's Readers' Choice Awards) this resort offers a wide selection of services, including wraps, facials and massages. Boca Raton Resort also received the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence in 2017.
ANDREW ROENBECK 
EXECUTIVE CHEF
Chef Roenbeck has been in the hospitality industry for more than 30 years. An integral part of the Resort & Club for 27 years, Chef Roenbeck joined Boca Resort’s culinary team in September of 1991. He supervises a culinary staff of 165, overseeing all aspects of the more than $70 million food and beverage operation.  
 
Prior to joining the culinary team at Boca Raton Resort & Club, Chef Roenbeck held a number of culinary positions. He completed a stage at the world-famous Café and Hotel de Paris in Monte Carlo working with renowned Chef Alain Ducasse at the Louis XV restaurant and with Café de Paris’s executive chef Roger Cuisinier. After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, in 1982, he went to work for Hershey Entertainment & Resorts and won a Gold Medal for Hershey’s International Chocolate Festival. For six years he served as a task force leader for Interstate Hotels and Resorts, opening new hotels throughout the United States during his tenure. In 1989, he was hired to open the Trump Taj Majal. Chef Roenbeck moved to Boca Raton to work for one of the area’s exclusive country clubs.
 
His solid reputation and extensive contacts led Chef Roenbeck to a position at Boca Raton Resort & Club, where he has remained for the last 27 years, making Boca Resort one of the culinary leaders in the Waldorf Astoria collection as its Executive Chef. Chef Roenbeck has partaken in numerous top guest chef opportunities around the United States, where he most recently participated in the annual A Taste of Waldorf Astoria competition. Chef Roenbeck and his culinary team have sponsored the culinary externship recruiting program for more than 20 years, educating and developing the Resort’s future Culinarians.

TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THIS PROGRAM AS A J-1 INTERN, YOU MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:

  • Be at least 18 years of age at the time of application.
  • Speak fluent English.
  • Be available for a 12-month contract.
  • Be currently enrolled in full-time education at a University outside of the United States.
  • Studying towards an undergraduate degree in Culinary Arts OR have graduated from these studies no more than 12 months prior to your program start date.


TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THIS PROGRAM AS A J-1 TRAINEE, YOU MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:

  • Be at least 18 years of age at the time of application.
  • Speak fluent English.
  • Be available for a 12-month contract.
  • Be a graduate from an undergraduate degree in Culinary Arts PLUS at least one year of related work experience in this industry. This experience must have been obtained outside of the United States. 
  • If you have not studied at University level, you must have at least five-years work experience in the culinary industry to qualify. This experience must have been obtained outside of the United States. 
APPLICATION DATES
  • Applications for the Waldorf Astoria Boca Raton Program for 2019 are open.
  • Applicants are required to be available for a full 12-month contract in order to be considered.
  • We currently have start dates available in 2019.
INTERVIEWING PROCESS
  • Interviews with the Yummy Jobs Team will take place via Skype. Applicants will be required to attend a pre-screen interview via Skype with a member of the Yummy Jobs Team in order to be considered.​
  • If successful, applicants will be required to attend a final interview with the Waldorf Astoria HR Team via Skype.
​Please note, all dates are subject to change
 
 
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Participants on the Waldorf Astoria Boca Raton Internship and Training Program will be required to submit the following fees (after acceptance of an offer):

PROGRAM FEE

£2,600.00 GBP - 12-month full Placement Program Fee inclusive of Visa Sponsorship, Medical Insurance, U.S SEVIS Fee, Pre-arrival Support and Pre-arranged Job.

ADDITIONAL FEES FOR 2019

  • U.S. Embassy appointment fee = $160.00 USD
  • Return flight to the United States = Varies

POST ARRIVAL FEES

  • Weekly accommodation costs = Varies
  • Additional supporting funds between $350.00 - $750.00 USD are recommended

 

Please note, all fees are subject to change and may change without notice. Prices stated above are correct for 2019 arrivals.

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