Unpaid Internship

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TasteLab
2619 Evarts Street NE
Washington, DC
Posted: October 11 2016
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: Part-time, Unpaid

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Description

CULINARY INTERN OVERVIEW
Working beside professional chefs, business owners, and the Director of Operations, the culinary intern is an integral member of the kitchen and management team and will gain hands-on experience in menu development, facilities management, logistics and the day-to-day operations of an active test kitchen. The intern’s time is split between hands-on kitchen work, procurement and culinary-related administrative tasks. They assist the kitchen team by maintaining the kitchen space, equipment and supplies, and helping organize our internal database. They also contribute to the creation of kitchen/restaurant operations materials and creative culinary development and conduct research on ingredients, costs, packaging, vendors, processes and concepts.

MENTORS
Director of Operations, TasteLab
Head Chef, TinyGrocery
Owner, Scratch LLC

HOURS
Hours may be different every week and are flexible, but an average week may be five days a week, Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pm for a total of approximately 35 hours per week.

INTERNSHIP TERM
3-6 months

EARLIEST START DATE
ASAP start is preferred

COMPENSATION
Free food!

ABOUT US
TasteLab is a culinary incubator serving the entire spectrum of the food-service industry in the heart of Washington, DC.

INTERESTED CANDIDATES
Please send a resume and very brief introduction email explaining your interest in working with us.

Responsibilities

SAMPLE RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE CULINARY INTERN
Support management team on client projects
Responsible for managing schedules, and knowing the kitchen production and client deliverable schedule
Run various errands for management team
Shipping and receiving goods
Assist in the creation of kitchen operations materials for client projects
Database organizing, Q/C and document creation
Research vendors, equipment, packaging, and restaurant and culinary concepts
Maintain cleanliness of work station, storage area and kitchen

Requirements

YOUR EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
Strong written and verbal communication, professional demeanor
Able to manage fast-paced environment, changing workload, prioritize well and meet deadlines
Resourceful, flexible and able to creatively solve problems
Proactive and reliable to fellow team members and managers
Impeccable attention to detail and minimal errors
Passionate about food, cooking, trends and dining
You are a team player, flexible, easy-going and you have a sense of humor

TABLE STAKES
Minimum of 1 year experience in a professional setting: Everyone on the kitchen team must possess a deep understanding of the operational and business challenges that our clients encounter in order to successfully contribute to the work that we do.
A strong working knowledge of both Microsoft and Mac office suites
Your own laptop/computer
Ability to work on-site at our DC test kitchen, located in the Woodridge NE neighborhood off of Bladensburg Road NE and New York Avenue NE

Skills

Required - Database Administration, Project Coordination
Preferred - Culinary Skills, Culinary Education, Administrative Capabilities

How To Apply

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