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Intern Picks: Food Internships

July 2, 2014

Every day, our intern Chasen gets a sneak peek at all of the new internships being posted daily on Internships.com. Each week he’ll choose a theme and highlight a few of the new internships he thinks are cool/useful/interesting.

chasen headshot Intern Picks: Food InternshipsBy Chasen Washington

There are a lot of moving parts to working in the culinary field but the most important thing to remember is that you are providing a service, not a product. Everyone will have their role, but your position will be more fluid than in other types of internships. While you may have a specified job, your ultimate goal is to ensure the successful completion of the meal in a timely manner, and sometimes that may require you to take on multiple roles.

Hospitality is a crucial part of food service. Everyone knows that “the customer is always right”, but you won’t only be working with customers. On busy days tensions can run high as everyone scrambles to do many jobs. Lots of internships give interns a chance to explore how they work under pressure, but food service is one of the few that can show you how social interactions are affected by high pressure situations.

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For some people, the changing dynamics of food service could make for a chaotic work environment, but it’s perfect for anyone who enjoys taking part in routines with lots of space for improvisation. If you think you might enjoy working with people, food service is one of the best ways to decide whether hospitality is truly one of your great strengths. You’ll learn a lot and hopefully get a few good recipes while you’re there. If a food internship interests you, check out the listings below!

Food Service Intern
Hillcrest Event Center in Orion, IL
Under supervision, interns will perform tasks related to the preparation and serving of food, cleaning kitchen area and utensils, and other work as required. Apply here!

Food, Baking, and Pastry Intern
Cakes by Awilda in Tampa, FL
A cafe in the heart of West Tampa, Cakes by Awilda is looking for interns to prepare their specialties: sandwiches, natural fruit smoothies, coffee, and desserts including custom cakes. Interns are encouraged to come up with innovative ideas for new items that customers will enjoy. Apply here!

Culinary Line Cook
Taco Beach Shack in Hollywood, FL
Serve gourmet tacos and get in the door with the South Beach Group who thrive on culinary and hospitality management. Apply here!

Culinary Internship
Cater Masters Inc in Naples, FL
Produce everything from simple drop off food orders to one-of-a-kind, high-end, sit-down dinners for 500 people. By the end of the internship, interns will be able to work events without supervision and will have learned the business from both the kitchen and the front of the house. Apply here!

Culinary Recipe Development Intern
Newscratchcook.com (Parkinson & Co.) in Sacramento, CA
Looking for interns with a culinary background, interested in food writing and recipe development. Provide assistance with developing recipes for home cooks and write on food-related ideas. Apply here!

Search through more food internships here! What types of internships do you want us to highlight next week? Let us know in the comments below.

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