Program Summary


Old Edward's Inn and Spa sits atop the scenic southwest plateau of North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains, offering abundant opportunities for relaxation, recreation and adventure. The European style resort cascades along several blocks filled with amenities, music, dining venues and individually appointed guestrooms, suites and cottages.
As a Relais & Chateaux hotel, Old Edwards has very high standards of service and hospitality. The company carefully selects team members who understand how to cater to every need of a luxury hotel guest, delivering an authentic service where guests come to "let their hair down" and relax. Embark on a rewarding Culinary Internship with an award-winning resort and experience cultural exchange in the Highlands, North Carolina.
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The Old Edwards Inn Culinary Training Program provides university students and young professionals with the opportunity to train alongside very talented chefs for a period of up to 12-months.

A Scholarship fund is available to sponsor Program Fees for selected  applicants, providing access to a AAA Four Diamond property, and a unique insight into business practices that make Old Edwards Inn & Spa winner of several accolades and awards which include; 
  • Fodor's Choice
  • Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Awards 2020
  • Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards 2020
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2020
During a Culinary Internship with Old Edwards Inn, you will be provided with on-the-job exposure in the following rotations:
  • Grill Station/Hot Line
  • Kitchen Leadership/Purchasing/Storeroom
  • Pastry Operations
  • Garde Manager
Program participants will earn $16.00 USD per hour and will be scheduled a minimum of 32 hours work per week.
Take a closer look at Madison's Kitchen at Old Edwards Inn and Spa
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The culture of the company creates and energetic and creative "family" who values the contributions of each of their team members.  Not only will you gain valuable training and experience in the luxury hospitality at Old Edwards, but you will find your intern or training program rewarding, satisfying and fun.
In addition to the training experience you will undergo with Old Edwards Inn, participants are able to increase their knowledge of and exposure to American culture, traditions and society. From the Blue Ridge Mountains to Atlanta, Georgia you will experience cultural exchange and an intern/training program that will enhance your hospitality career and make you a stand-out candidate upon return to your home country.
The success of Old Edwards Inn depends on creating "Raving Fans" and lasting memories by providing flawless service to guests that continually exceeds their expectations. Old Edwards Inn knows that this begins with their team members.  If you feel that you have what it takes to create memorable experiences by providing warm, efficient and unparalleled service AND want an amazing internship/training experience - apply now!
See for yourself! Check out what an Old Edwards Inn and Spa Internship can offer you:
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Housing for this program is provided by the Old Edwards Inn and Spa, you will be housed as well as sharing a room with fellow program participants in a fully furnished house or apartment complex.


Housing is payroll deducted at a rate of $150.00 USD per week inclusive of all utilities*.


*subject to change 

Upon arrival into the USA, you will be greeted by a member of the Old Edwards Inn and Spa team and transported to your housing. 
  • Applicants will be required to attend a pre-screen interview via video call 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 Old Edwards Inn & Spa HR Team via video call.

Old Edwards Inn & Spa are fully sponsoring the Program Fee for this Program! Applicants will be required to pay a $250 USD non-refundable application fee + $30 USD bank wire transfer fee, payable upon acceptance onto the Program. Please visit our Program Costs page for further information.