Jumpstart your culinary career with Demi Chef program at 4 star resort!

Detailed description

Do you want to work in sunny California? How about in the beautiful Napa Valley region? If so, this program is for you! On your free time, experience the beautiful parks in the surrounding area or take a short trip to San Francisco and the beach! You will rotate through all stations of the kitch: Hot line, Garde manger, Meat and Fish! Develop into a well rounded cook using a farm to table menu! Apply today!

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Placement Remarks

Rate of Pay - $20.00/hour

Uniform will be provided (hat, jacket, and apron). Candidates will need to bring their own pants/shoes. Candidates will also need to bring their own knives.

One complimentary meal per shift.

Vacation/PTO will begin to accrue from the start of the program. After 90 days of employment, there are eligible for for up to 3 weeks in PTO/Vacation time.

The hotel will arrange pickup for the candidate upon arrival and will house the candidate for the first 14 days of their program until they secure more permanent housing.

There is no reliable transportation. Therefore, you will need to purchase a car/ moped or a bike upon your arrival. You should be prepared to bring at least $2000 for a used car. You will also need to have a driver’s license before you arrive; otherwise, to take the California Drivers Test, will take at least 8 weeks to complete. You can utilize a bike to travel aprox 2 miles from the resort to the staff housing.

Staff housing is offered for the cooks; a 4-bedroom home that will be double occupancy in the primary bedroom – has its own bath that is shared with the roommate. Then the other 3 rooms would be single occupancy with one shared bathroom. Has a shared kitchen and living room. $225 per week/$900 per month – includes utilities.

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Local attractions

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. See the weather in Napa and interesting things to do here.

Housing: The average 1-bedroom apartment in Napa, California costs around $2,000/month. Home-sharing is recommended to help lower the cost of their monthly housing (roomies). Please note, that without established credit, your first and last month’s rent may be required as a deposit. HRC recommends you arrive with $5,000+ as startup capital and to help secure housing. You can check Spareroom, Hotpads, Forrent or Zillow.

Transportation: Traveling around Napa Valley can be a challenge depending on where you are living. 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.

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Carneros Resort and Spa
Napa, CA
September 4, 2023
Chef - Commis
20.00 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 2 Months
Culinary Hot Appetizer Station Trainee 2 Months
Fish station Cook/demi Chef 2 Months
Meat/Grill station (hot line) Cook/demi chef 5 Months

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