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Culinary Internship (Prep Cook or Baking)- Freedom Plaza

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Company Name: 
Freedom Plaza
Application Due Date: 
Sunday, April 5, 2020
Federal Work-Study Eligible Site: 
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Freedom Plaza retirement facility will offer an intern real world culinary experience. The student is asked to do basic baking.  This is a PAID internship at $10 per hour.  The company has asked that the intern work for 40 hours per week (they are flexible with working less hours) during the early morning shift.  Great starting position to learn total back of house operation. Opportunity for advancement is depending on the individual.This opportunity is only available to Estrella Mountain Community College students. Applicants are REQUIRED to submit and online application, a resume, and a cover letter. Free resume/cover letter/mock interview assistance is available by appointment only at the EMCC Career & Transfer Center. To schedule your appointment please visit or call 623-935-8740 or email ctc.frontdesk@estrellamountain.edu.

Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Basic baking
  • Ability to mulit-task and read and follow recipes.
  • Be creative and not be afraid to use your imagination
  • Clean area used and organize inventory.
  • Assist line cooks with prep for service.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Report to the Internship Manager as requested.

- Letter of recommendation from Chef Griffiths.  Please email this to the Internship Manager (landis.elliott@estrellamountain.edu) before you apply.

- Able to pass a drug test 

- Ability to pass a background check

-Complete Freedom Plaza's Orientation 

Minimum Requirements: 
  • Ability to read and follow recipes, use any and all kitchen equipment.
  • Knowledge of kitchen sanitation requirements.
  • Ability to stand long periods of time.
  • Must be enrolled in the Culinary Arts program, pursuing a degree or certificate. -Proficient with knife skills as well as possess a personal knife set to work with on site. -Successful completion (C or better) of the following first year culinary courses:**
  • CUL113 Commercial Baking
  • CUL127 Commercial Baking II:  Classical Desserts
  • CUL109 Menu Planning and Development or HRM126 Food Cost Systems
  • Not required, but recommended-CUL137 Specialty Breads and Breakfast Pastry
  • HRM244 Quality Sanitation Management or FON104 Certification in Food Safety and Sanitation
  • **Some exceptions may be made based upon internship requirements and permission from Chef Griffiths.
  •  Possess a current Maricopa County Food Handlers Card
  • Strong team and customer service skills.
  • Demonstrate strong motivation in culinary courses.
  • Ability to lift up to 50lb and be on your feet for much of the shift.

The Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) is an EEO/AA institution and an equal opportunity employer of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or national origin. A lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in the career and technical education programs of the District.

The Maricopa County Community College District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs or activities. For Title IX/504 concerns, call the following number to reach the appointed coordinator: (480) 731-8499. For additional information, as well as a listing of all coordinators within the Maricopa College system, visit http://www.maricopa.edu/non-discrimination.