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APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN FOR OUR CULINARY ARTS INTERNSHIP WITH LOEWS CHICAGO HOTEL - MAY 2019 START DATES!


New for 2019! Our Culinary Internship with Loews Chicago provides international students and recent graduates the opportunity to experience cultural exchange in Chicago, Illinois. As a participant in this program, you will spend 6 months training with Loews Hotels; a world leading hospitality organisation. This unique 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. 
 
With its sporting accomplishments, history, and a beautiful skyline, this program will allow you to see for yourself why Chicago is one of the top-rated destinations in the U.S.A!
 
 
Let Yummy Jobs take you on an amazing culinary adventure to Chicago... #MYYUMMYSTORY
During your Internship 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 spend time in each of the following areas:
 
  • Banquets and Events
  • Rooftop Dining
  • 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 an hourly wage of $19.00 USD per hour
 
Housing is not provided on this program; participants are responsible for sourcing their own accommodation for the duration of their time in the U.S.
 
Take a closer look at Loews Chicago!
 
 
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 Loews Hotels. 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.
Experience Chicago from the heart of the city. The luxurious Loews Chicago Downtown Hotel, situated steps from Navy Pier, offers guests spectacular city skyline and lake views, while enjoying the comforts of home. Our top-rated luxury hotel in Downtown Chicago is ideally located near Magnificent Mile, and close to the city's most popular attractions including Millennium Park and the John Hancock Center.
 

Loews Chicago offers its guests the following: 

  • 400 guestrooms, including 25 luxury suites
  • ETA Restaurant + Bar: A tavern for today's travellers serving rustic American fare and modern Midwestern hospitality 
  • Streeterville Social: Chicago's go-to summertime rooftop terrace  
  • Flavor Chicago brings an authentically local culinary experience directly to you on property.
  • Spa at Loews Chicago: A quiet retreat from the energy of the city, perfect for on-the-go travellers, with three treatment rooms, nail bar, fitness center and 75-foot indoor lap pool
  • 31,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space

 

  
 
Matt Lange, Executive Sous Chef,
Loews Chicago Hotel

For Executive Sous Chef Matt Lange, Loews Chicago Hotel, food is a way to bring people together. He always felt he had a knack for cooking – though his culinary repertoire has drastically evolved from his days thinking that he made a really good Chicken Alfredo, which utilized store-bought pasta and sauce. A family friend gave him an opportunity to be a banquet cook and he has been honing his culinary skillset since.
 
Growing up in a sports oriented family, Chef Lange applies many of the same methods to running a successful kitchen as he would a coach of a sports team. “I believe developing the culture is an extremely important element in the kitchen,” explains Chef Lange. “It is what keeps the team excited, motivated, and generating quality dishes. I feel it is essential that everyone understands that it is a team effort and that collaboration is what makes a great kitchen.”
 
Chef Lange began working in hotel kitchens in 2006 gaining experience with Omni Orlando Hotel at Champions Gate, Rosen Shingle Creek, and Peabody Hotel Orlando. He then took to the seas and was a sous chef for Silversea Cruises LTD in the Baltic Sea. With an opportunity to cook at NoMI Kitchen inside Park Hyatt Chicago, he returned to solid ground. His tenure at NoMI Kitchen influenced Chef Lange’s culinary direction focusing on seasonal, refined American cooking.
 
Chef Lange joined Loews Chicago Hotel in 2015, was promoted to restaurant chef for ETA Restaurant + Bar in 2017, and then promoted to executive sous chef for Loews Chicago Hotel in April 2018. His approach to cooking is to showcase creative and inventive flavor profiles, while presenting dishes in a refined yet approachable way.
 
Sports are still a large part of Chef Lange’s life. When not in the kitchen, he can be found on the golf course or playing competitive baseball. Chef Lange is also an avid ping pong player and used to play semi-professional paintball.
 
 

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 6-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 6-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 Loews Chicago Culinary Program for 2019 are open.
  • Applicants are required to be available for a full 6-month contract in order to be considered.
  • We currently have start dates available May 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, candidates will then be invited to a final interview via Skype with Loews HR.
​Please note, all dates are subject to change

 

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Participants on our Culinary Internship with Loews Hotels will be required to submit the following fees (after acceptance of an offer):

PROGRAM FEE

£2,100.00 GBP - 6-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
  • Flights to the United States = Varies

POST ARRIVAL FEES

  • Weekly accommodation costs = Varies (participants are responsible for sourcing their own housing)
  • 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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