Train in Outlets as Server and Host while in the Beautiful Napa California!
Train at this Farm to Table restaurant while residing in one of the most beauditful places in the US! When you're not training, go take a Hot Air Balloon Ride or walk the nature trails around the Resort!
Staff housing provided at a cost. Explore the beautiful California wine country, visit San Francisco, or the Redwood Forest on your days off.
Rate: Server $15.00hr plus gratuities, Host/Supervisor - $20.00 hr
It is customary in the
Uniforms will be provided.
Transportation can be organized if you contact the DHR to discuss your arrival prior to booking your flight.
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.
Housing: The employer will offer housing near the property in several houses, you are responsible for your own transportation to and from your employer. For a single bedroom the cost will be $1000 per month. If a shared bedroom, the cost will be less. The house will be fully furnished.
If you don't wish to live in the housing provided, you are responsible for your own housing.
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. You should have an international drivers license before your arrival.
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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