Sodexo Live! Internships
  • 28-Mar-2023 to Until Filled (PST)
  • Virginia Beach Convention Center
  • Virginia Beach, VA, USA
  • 17-17 Hourly
  • Hourly
  • Intern

Job Listing: Intern - Culinary

Are you ready to put your education in to action with on-the-job experience?

The Sodexo Live! Intern Program offers an exciting opportunity for currently enrolled college students to turn their leadership potential into valuable professional experience and get a head start on their careers.

Sodexo Live Information:

At Sodexo Live!, we take pride in crafting exceptional events at the most prestigious venues on the planet and creating lasting memories for fans, visitors, guests and team members. Working with Sodexo Live! is more than a job; it's a chance to be part of something greater. Here, you'll build a career where 'everyday' is anything but normal.

Our experiences are unique, and so are our people. Bring your personality, your background and your desire to delight others. In return, we'll give you all you need to thrive. After giving it all, you'll return home knowing that you've played your part in creating a truly unforgettable moment.

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Location: We are seeking an Intern - Culinary for the Virginia Beach Convention Center.

Here at the Virginia Beach Convention Center, we're experts of enjoyment. Virginia Beach knows how to masterfully have a great time and it just wouldn't be fair to keep that a secret. Allow us to welcome you into our home. We pride ourselves in being the nation's first convention center to earn LEED® Gold certification as an existing building from the U.S. Green Building Council. Recently named a "Best Venue" for 2018- 2019, as voted by International Live Events Association members, our eco-friendly, state-of-the-art building can handle meetings and events of any capacity. Located only minutes from the beach and resort area, we have all the perks of coastal charm and big-city amenities at our fingertips.

Why Should I Apply?

  • Gain valuable industry experience working with leaders in the hospitality field
  • Flexible scheduling options that are accommodating to the student's school schedule
  • Professional development
  • Mentoring from a Sodexo Live! Manager

Principal Function:

The Intern - Culinary position will assist in the of supervision within a Sodexo Live! commercial kitchen, performing functions and responsibilities that require a minimal to moderate level of difficulty, experience, expertise and complexity. The Intern - Culinary assures that foods are prepared using fundamental cooking techniques, seasoned for maximum taste and flavor, and served in an aesthetically pleasing manner.

The Intern - Culinary will help direct some aspects of foodservice production and service, ensuring that approved food safety and sanitation guidelines are followed. With guidance, the Intern - Culinary supervises the preparation and production of the unit's menus and helps manage a shift or station in the hot kitchen, the cold kitchen and/or the bakery and pastry shop.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Participate as part of the Culinary Team to help supervise a culinary department for the preparation of foods served to the customers in a consistent and timely manner.
  • Ensure kitchen safety and sanitation conforms to all Sodexo Live!, regulatory, and governmental standards to provide a safe workplace producing high quality food products.
  • Contribute to goal of 100% customer satisfaction through personal commitment to customer service and leading the culinary team by example.

Qualifications/Skills:

  • Current college student with studies in hospitality/food management, communications, human resources, accounting, marketing or another industry-related college program.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize and work successfully both independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Exceptional ability to communicate effectively in both verbal and written formats.
  • Keen ability to connect easily with others and create positive positioning within a particular context or subject matter.
  • Demonstrated success in interfacing with a variety of organizational functions and divisions to accomplish tasks.

Other Requirements:

  • Able to work effectively and safely while subject to wet floors, temperature extremes and excessive noise; must be able to lift up to 50 pounds in weight; must be able to maneuver in an often tightly-quartered environment.

Hours may be extended or irregular to include nights, weekends and holidays.

Thank you for expressing interest in employment with Sodexo Live!. While only those candidates considered for this position will be contacted, your resume will remain on file for 90 days.

Sodexo Live! is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, genetic information, status as a protected veteran or status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable Federal, State or Local law.

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