Program Summary

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SEA ISLAND, GEORGIA!


Sea Island is located on five miles of private beach on the south eastern coast of Georgia and is well-known as an exceptional destination, offering discerning guests gracious service and heartfelt hospitality. It is the only resort in the world to have received four Forbes Five-Star awards for 12 consecutive years. Site of a G-8 Summit of world leaders, Sea Island provides exceptional settings and service for conferences and executive retreats.
 
Sea Island has a well-established Culinary program which allows students access to over thirteen unique restaurant outlets as well as the opportunity to work in one of two properties in the world that has Four Forbes Five Stars. This enables students to work alongside some of the most gifted and inspirational chefs in the world, all within one property.
 
The expert Team at Sea Island create a personalized training plan for each student to grow and learn hands on the areas that they are most interested in.
 
 
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During your Internship you will closely follow a unique training plan which ensures you are exposed to all areas of Culinary Operations;
 
Culinary Fundamentals
The participant will be introduced to the Sea Island culinary team and gain hands-on experience in the operations of various kitchen stations including, but not limited to appetizer, broiler, gardemanager, grill, expedite, breakfast, and sauté. The individual will learn how their department fits into the overall Food and Beverage program at Sea Island and how to work with other departments such as stewarding, conference services, etc.
 
Culinary Training & Development
The participant will advance their knowledge and focus on understanding the various food and beverage outlets at Sea Island including Banquets, Bake Shop, as well individual restaurant kitchens ranging from fast causal, three meal a day, to fine dining. The participant will rotate through stations to learn a variety of different dishes for various venues based on their experience.
 
Operations and Leadership
The participant will build upon the skills they have learned regarding various stations and will dive deeper into restaurant operations. The Intern will learn how the operations of the kitchen affect the food and beverage department as well as the company as a whole as it pertains to profit. The participant will learn to build a mise en place, gain exposure to profit and loss reports, and learn ordering and basic food costing.
 
Here is just a small selection of the Chefs at Sea Island..
 
CHEF JONATHAN JERUSALMY 
DIRECTOR OF FOOD & BEVERAGE
Chef Jonathan Jerusalmy has traveled a long, winding, and delicious road throughout his distinguished culinary career. From his education at the Institute Technique des Métiers de L’Alimentation in Tournai, Belgium, to internships at Michelin-rated restaurants in France, to kitchens at top resorts, Chef Jerusalmy is one of only 350 Master French Chefs in the world. He has worked and traveled around the globe, committed to using home-grown, seasonal ingredients at Sea Island.
 
 
CHEF DANIEL ZEAL 
RESORT EXECUTIVE CHEF
Daniel Zeal joined Sea Island in February 2006 as the Sous Chef of the opening team of the Georgian Room in pursuit of a Forbes Five-Star Award. Chef Zeal was promoted to Chef de Cuisine in February 2009 and was the Chef de Cuisine until mid-2015. In July 2015, he was promoted to Executive Chef of The Lodge and Retreat. Chef Zeal has been in the industry for 24 years at multiple levels, and was a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY.
 
 
CHEF ALAN VERA
CHEF DE CUISINE, TAVOLA
Chef Alan is from Veracruz, Mexico and has a bachelor’s degree in Culinary Arts. Joining Sea Island in May 2013 as a Training Chef, he then moved to Tavola, working on the pasta station and transitioned from station to station perfecting his skills. Prior to Sea Island, Alan worked at the Swan and Dolphin Resort under Chef Rob Ciborowski as a culinary lead running a high-volume buffet. Alan was a Manager Consultant at Rox Restaurant, Royal Caribbean, Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center, and various restaurants in Mexico, along with running his own catering company. Chef Alan has over 10 years of culinary experience working in Mexico, the United States, and Europe.
 
ASHLEY CARDONA 
EXECUTIVE PASTRY CHEF
Ashley began her pastry career in 2011 as a Pastry Prep Cook at Colonial Country Club and later continued her career working in several private clubs and bakeries throughout the Charlotte- metro area. While working in the industry, she pursued a Bachelor of Science degree in food service management and an associate’s degree in Baking and Pastry Arts, both from Johnson & Wales University in Charlotte, North Carolina. She attended Ecole Nationale Superieure de Patisserie in Yssingeaux, France, where she completed a Certificate in French Pastry Arts. Ashley joined the Sea Island team in February 2017 as a Chef de Partie, rising to Sous Chef in 2018 and Executive Pastry Chef in 2020. 
 
TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THIS PROGRAM AS A J-1, YOU MUST:
  • Be at least 18 years of age at the time of application.
  • Speak fluent English.
  • Be available for a 12-month contract.
​YOU MUST ALSO MEET ONE OF THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:
  • 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.
  • 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 Sea Island Culinary Program 2021 are open.
  • Applicants are required to be available for either a 6 or 12-month contract in order to be considered.
INTERVIEW PROCESS
  • Interviews with the Yummy Jobs Team will take place virtually via Skype/Zoom.
  • If successful, candidates will then be invited to a final interview via Skype/Zoom with Sea Island.
​Please note, all dates are subject to change
 
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Participants on the Sea Island Culinary Program will be required to submit the following fees (after acceptance of a job offer):
 
PROGRAM FEE
 
£2,850.00 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 
  • U.S. Embassy appointment fee = $160.00 USD
  • Flights to the United States = Varies
POST ARRIVAL FEES
  • Accommodation costs = $12.50 per day 
  • Additional supporting funds between $350.00 - $750.00 USD are recommended
 
Please note, all fees are subject to change.

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