Program Summary

WE ARE CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR A CULINARY ARTS PROGRAM WITH THE LOEWS HOTELS, WITH START DATES IN NOVEMBER 2018! 


This amazing intern and training program provides international students with the opportunity to experience cultural exchange in Arizona, USA. As a participant on the program, you will spend 12 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 highly sought after experiences, along with the ability to share your culture and make friends for life. 

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KEN HARVEY - EXECUTIVE CHEF

The first requirement for becoming a chef is to love food, and Ken Harvey, Executive Chef of Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, fell in love while working in the produce department at a grocery store when he was just 18. Whilst there, he discovered new fruits and vegetables and learned how to taste them and determine their ripeness. 

Harvey travelled to Houston where he attended culinary school at The Art Institute. After graduating in 2001 he interned at the St. Regis in Houston, eventually moving on to work for the Ritz Carlton Hou-ston and St. Regis hotels in Aspen, Colorado and Laguna Nigel, California. 

Harvey eventually made his way to Tucson, where he cooked at Hacienda del Sol and the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort, before settling in at Loews Ventana Canyon as the Banquet Chef and now Executive Chef. He has been with Loews since May 2007.

Harvey is known amongst his peers as a leader in Southwestern cooking and he received the 2015 Outstanding Manager of the Year Award from the Arizona Lodging & Tourism Association. 

 

BRANDON CATHEY - EXECUTIVE SOUS CHEF

Chef Brandon Cathey comes to Loews with over 15 years of experience running culinary operations at top hotels. Before joining Loews, Brandon served as Executive Chef at Miraval Spa and Resort in Tucson, where he was responsible for menu development and creating a true farm to table dining experience. Incorporating local bee hives, managing a composting program, and building a two acre garden are a few of his favorite accomplishments.

Prior to his role at the Hotel Congress, Chef Brandon served as Banquet Chef at Loews Ventana Canyon, Chef de Cuisine at Flying V at Loews Ventana Canyon and Executive Sous Chef at Maynard’s Market and Kitchen. Chef Brandon began his career as a Banquet Chef at the Bavarian Inn in Sheperdstown, West Virginia working directly under Certified German Master Chef Wolfgang Vomend. 

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 a Culinary Arts related subject 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 a Culinary Arts related subject 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 Hotels Ventana Canyon Culinary Program for 2018/2019 are now open!
  • Applicants are required to be available for a full 12-month contract in order to be considered.
  • We currently have start dates available throughout 2018.

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.
​Please note, all dates are subject to change

 

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Participants on the Loews Hotels Ventana Canyon Culinary Program will be required to submit the following fees:

PROGRAM FEE

£2,250.00 GBP - 12-month full Placement Program Fee inclusive of Visa Sponsorship, Medical Insurance, Pre-arrival and Arrivals Support and Pre-arranged Job.

ADDITIONAL FEES FOR 2018

  • Criminal Background Check fee = £85.00 GBP
  • U.S. Embassy appointment fee = $160.00 USD
  • U.S Sevis Fee = $190.00 USD
  • Courier delivery of passport = Free to £30.00 GBP
  • Flights to the United States = £300 to £600 GBP (approximately)
  • Housing pre-payment = TBC

POST ARRIVAL FEES

  • Weekly accommodation costs = TBC
  • 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 2018 arrivals.

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