1 Star Michelin Napa boutique hotel seeks garde manger demi cook!
Train under the amazing Robert Curry, One Star Michelin Chef. He's been at this property since 2005. This luxury hotel is a member of Relais & Chateaux, an international association of 427 elite independent hotels and restaurants in 43 countries. Perched on the slopes of Rutherford Hill, overlooking the valley of verdant vines, this property echoes the Mediterranean feeling of the wine country with its French accented country inn ambiance.
One meal per shift is provided complimentary. Complimentary uniform. Candidate to bring their own knives.
The property will provide housing up to 14 days, based on hotel availability. The trainee will need to purchase a car and have a drivers license from their home country which will a shorter process to obtain a drivers license in the state of CA.
Host Employer is offering $2000 incentive upon your arrival.
Napa Valley is a stunning region located in Northern California. Though it is famous for its wine production, the region has so much more to offer. With countless trails to explore, Napa Valley is a beautiful place for nature lovers of all sorts. From stunning vistas, to adorable downtown area, Napa has something for everyone! Of course amongst all of the charm and class that the town exudes, Napa is most famous for its world famous wine production! Explore countless vineyards and winetasting opportunities around and outside of the town! For a list of specific activities and a list of websites that offer further explanations on things to do around Napa, please view the “Local Attractions” section of this document.
The average one bedroom apartment in Napa, California costs around $2,000 a month. It is recommended that candidates reach out to other J1s in the area so they can try to find housing with one of them to help lower the cost of their monthly housing. Please note, without established credit your first and last month’s rent may be required as a deposit. HRC recommends you arrive with at least $5,000 as startup capital and to help secure housing.
Travel around Napa Valley can be challenging depending on where you are living. It is entirely possible that you may need a car during your time here. Remember to consider the cost of purchasing a vehicle and vehicle insurance. On average, a J-1 participant can expect to pay upwards of $400 on a used car payment per month and $150.00 per month for vehicle insurance. That being said, there is a modest bus system that goes around Napa called The VINE. A link to the VINE website is provided below.
This region of northern-California is famous for its fairly mild year round climate, featuring summers usually in the mid to high 70s°F (mid 20°C) and winters often in the range of the high 50s°F to lower 60s°F (mid 10°C). Rainfall in the region is almost non-existent during the summer time, but it makes up for it in the winter months, causing Napa Valley to get around 20 inches (51.8 mm) of rain annually.
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