Afkar Nadhifa KARIM

Detailed description

Westin Downtown DC is seeking a candidate to rotate through this program as it provides a comprehensive culinary experience by rotating participants through three key kitchen roles: Garde Manger for cold food preparation and presentation, Meat/Grill Hotline Demi Chef for grilling and hot stations, and Banquets Demi Chef for large event catering and culinary coordination.

Explore the capital city and embrace everything Washington DC has to offer!

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Placement Remarks

$23 Per Hour

For Culinary, black, closed non-slip shoes required.

Meals are provided complimentary for employees. Should employees elect to bring their own food items, microwaves and refrigeration are available in employee cafeteria.

Students will accrue 9 days of Paid Time Off over the 12 month period. Time is accrued based on hours worked and is available for students to begin using after 90 days in position.

Airport pickup will not be provided.

Dulles International Airport & Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. Both airports are on DC Metrorail and students can reach the hotel via this public transportation system.

Hotel is open to providing one week, open to extend on case by case basis based on housing search challenges.

Hotel is easily accessible via DC Metro (Public transportation system)

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$23 Per Hour
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Eligibility criteria for our Career USA programs:

- You are enrolled in a post secondary ministerially recognized academic institution in the hospitality industry OR have a hospitality degree and at least 1 year of recent relevant work experience in the (ultra) luxury hotel industry (outside of the USA) OR have 5 years recent relevant work experience in the (ultra) luxury hotel industry (outside the USA)

- You have shown consistent career growth over the last years

- You have shown serious commitment to your most recent employers

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Local info


Washington DC Metro area, and the surrounding areas like Alexandria and Arlington, is expensive. A 1-bedroom apartment can start around $1,800+ per month, unfurnished.

HRC places over 30 J1's in D.C. every year so there are plenty of other J1's to help you get settled in the area!

We recommend that you consider rooming with another J-1 or local share the cost of the living. The metro is very reliable, which allows the option to live outside the city where the cost of living will be a bit less expensive.

One of our most recent J-1 candidate has rented a room at the 'The Connecticut House', contact information is listed below:

Beverly Bragg
The Connecticut House
4500 Connecticut Ave, NW, Suite #714
Washington, DC 20008

Here are more options for you to choose: Georgetown University, SAIS, 2400 M Apartments, Jefferson House Condominium, Kenner Management Properties- M Street Towers, Kew Gardens- Bernstein, Hotpads, PadMapper, Apartment List, Homestay, We Live


The metro is very reliable, which allows the option to live outside the city where the cost of living will be a bit less expensive. Visit WMATA and goDCgo to explore all of the sustainable transportation options!


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The Westin Washington, DC Downtown
999 Ninth Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20001
December 4, 2023
Chef - Commis
23 per hour
Once you click the apply button, one of our wonderful career consultants will be notified of your interest in this position and will get back to you within two business days. When you qualify for the placement, the next step will be an introductory call to see if we can meet your expectations.
Job Rotations
Department Position Duration
Orientation Orientation 1 Months
Garde Manger Cook/demi chef 4 Months
Meat/Grill station (hot line) Cook/demi chef 3 Months
Banquets Cook/demi chef 4 Months

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