Train in Pastry at 5* Beach Resort in Sunny California!

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Want to come to the US to train under an accomplished Pastry Chef while experiencing one of the most stunning beaches in the US? Then, this program is for you! You'll be able to cook fantastic dishes while also navigating the surrounding nature, taking in the local art, and just relaxing on the beach on your days off!

Train as a Bread Baker, Catering & Events Pastry Demi Chef, and Pastry Demi Chef!

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Placement Remarks

Salary: $21/hr


A complimentary uniform and staff meal is provided. Bring your own knives.

You should fly into John Wayne International Airport, transportation is on your own. Complimentary accommodations are provided based on hotel occupancy. If no availability, you will need to secure temporary housing prior to your departure.

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Local info

Halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego perfectly sits Laguna Beach on the stunning southern California coast. Laguna Beach is Southern California's premier coastal destination. Beyond the beach, the city is home to more than 20,000 beautiful acres of protected wilderness, making it an optimal location for adventurous exploration.

Montage has an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars on TripAdvisor.

Housing: Housing in Laguna Beach is expensive thus why it's very important you share your accommodations with another J1 candidate or find a local roommate. A two bedroom unfurnished apartment will start at $3000. Keep in mind you will need to bring at least $3000 for start up capital to put down a deposit and first month rent. Also ask your fellow co-workers if they know of any affordable housing options. Here are some housing options for your consideration:,

Transportation: Depending on how far you live from the property will determine if you need to purchase a car, moped or a bike.

If you want to purchase a car, you will need to have your international drivers license and be willing to bring additional funds to purchase a car Due to limited local transportation, it is best for you to purchase a car or moped upon your arrival to get around. You will need your international driver’s license so you can purchase a car or moped to purchase, then you can live further outside the city center to cut down on costs. You will need to also insure your car/moped monthly. We advise you to bring additional $3000 for this option. Laguna Beach Trolley Service. The best airport to fly into is John Wayne Airport Orange County (SNA) which is 25 miles away.

Climate: See here for climate and weather info.

Attractions: Laguna Art Museum, Newport Beach Whale, OC Parks, Pacific MMC

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Montage Laguna Beach
Laguna Beach
March 4, 2024
Chef - Pastry - Commis
21 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
Pastry Bread Baker 3 Months
Pastry Event production pastry cook/ demi chef de partie 4 Months
Pastry Pastry demi chef 4 Months

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