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Culinary Jobs and Careers

The Culinary team at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts creates unforgettable dining experiences for guests from around the world. Here, you can use your skills in our fast-paced environment in areas that range from catering to fine dining to pastry to quick service. No matter your role, you'll help provide a magical experience for any dining occasion. Learn more about Disney’s Culinary Careers below.

Disney Culinary Program

Job ID 472793BR Location Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States; Orlando, Florida, United States Business Disney Parks & Resorts Brand Walt Disney World Resort Category Parks Professional Date posted 07/24/2017

Disney Culinary Program

“We make magic.” That’s our motto at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. And it permeates everything we do. On the Disney Culinary Program, you will bring culinary creations to life for our guests with guidance from top chefs in the industry.

Responsibilities

A day in the life…

Culinary Assistant, Cook II
  • Working in an a la carte, buffet, catering/special events, or Quick-Service/Food Court environment (may include an on-stage cooking location)
  • Working with basic recipes and learning advanced food preparation
  • Gaining skills in culinary fundamentals in hot and cold food station setup, sauce-making, catering production, and salad and sandwich preparation
  • Deep-frying, sautéing, roasting, boiling, and grilling, along with vegetable, grains, and starch cookery
  • Following standardized recipes and food sanitation guidelines
  • Students with more years of experience may be considered for a Cook I role

Culinary Assistant, Baking & Pastry

  • Working in a high-volume bakery, banquet, catering/special events, or restaurant environment
  • Learning the technical skills of plated dessert preparations as well as muffins, breads, cakes, petit fours, and wedding cakes
  • Gaining knowledge of food cost control and product ordering
  • Mixing, cutting, proofing, and baking
  • Following standardized recipes and food sanitation guidelines
  • Students with more years of experience may be considered for a Baking & Pastry I role

Basic Qualifications

What you bring to the table…
  • Ability to adapt to production requirements
  • Desire to learn the food and beverage industry
  • Exposure to proper knife skills
  • Focus on food
  • Good judgment of food quality
  • Guest service focus

Required Education

  • Full-time or part-time student in a school of Culinary Arts seeking a certificate or degree, or enrolled in a Culinary/Baking and Pastry school and studying toward a Baking and Pâtisserie Science degree.
    • Currently enrolled in at least one class and have completed at least one semester or
    • Graduated in the past twelve (12) months.
  • Currently enrolled students may need to meet additional school requirements, such as:
    • G.P.A.
    • Grade level
    • Number of credit hours earned.

Company Overview

The Walt Disney Company is the global leader in high-quality entertainment and innovative technology. Begin a career that delivers unparalleled creative content and experiences to audiences around the world.

Additional Information

  • Programs occur year-around, and vary in length. The specific time frame of your program will be discussed at the time of the interview.
  • A Disney Culinary Program participant's wage will be $10.83 per hour ($12.31 per hour for Cook I / Baking & Pastry I).
  • We strongly encourage candidates to explore disneyculinaryprogram.com prior to submitting an application.
  • For more information regarding Program and Housing Fees please Click Here.
  • Participation in this program requires unrestricted work authorization.
  • Must adhere to the Disney Look guidelines. For more information Click Here.

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