Culinary Summer Intern (PT Seasonal)

Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, 100 Grand Traverse Village Blvd, Acme, Michigan, United States of America Req #874
Monday, February 8, 2021


Our Culinary Department is looking to fill culinary internships for summer 2021. Coordinates and participates in activities of cooks and other kitchen personnel engaged in preparing and cooking foods for the Resort. Demonstrates by example the use of proper food-handling techniques.



  • Estimates food consumption, and requisitions or purchases food.
  • Must be a leader and have a great knowledge of both hot and cold food preparation and production
  • Receives and examines food and supplies to ensure quality and quantity meet established standards and specifications
  • Work well under pressure and meet deadlines effectively
  • Good rapport with fellow employees and reflect positive attitude
  • Assist in the training of employees to company standards
  • Must be able to handle high volume of a la carte line production
  • Cooks or otherwise prepares food according to recipe
  • Cuts, trims, and bones meats, fish and poultry for cooking
  • Portions cooked foods, or gives instructions to workers as to size of portions and methods of garnishing
  • Maintain a high standard of sanitation and safety
  • Keep waste and spoilage to a minimum by proper rotation, storage, and usage of all food items
  • Complete all assignments requested
  • Responsible for cleaning and sanitation of own area using Health Department guidelines
  • Must follow proper grooming and dress standards set forth by the Employee Handbook
    • Maintain open line of communication with supervisor and or Chef
    • Follow opening and closing procedures
    • Must understand and abide by environmental practices of the resort
    • Other duties as assigned



  • College or Culinary training or extensive cooking and production experience
  • MUST BE currently enrolled at a University, College, or Community College and receive college credit for the Internship
  • Must have a minimum of 1 years working in food preparation position
  • Must have a current safe food handling certification or obtain within 90 days of hire

Additional Internship Responsibilities

  • Job shadow in other departments
  • Attend bi-weekly intern meetings and committee meetings
  • Complete internship projects
  • Attend customer service training
  • Work a flexible schedule, 30-40+ hours per week


  • Able to prepare food according to food handlers guidelines
  • Knowledge of safety rules for kitchen equipment
  • Able to multi-task
  • Be able to self-motivate in work environment
  • Professional communication skills, oral and written
  • Works well under pressure
  • Can efficiently solve problems
  • Commitment to quality service
  • Awareness of local, state and federal health and sanitation laws
  • Understanding of proper use and maintenance of major kitchen equipment, including stoves, refrigeration, slicer, knives, and dish machine



  • Must be able to work and take the lead on training others in all areas of the kitchen and be able to prepare all food on menus
  • Act as a lead in making sure all prep is getting done in a timely manner


  • Regularly required to stand, walk, talk or hear, listen, taste and smell
  • Must be able to stand for long period of time; frequently required to sit
  • Must be able to lift more than 50 Ibs., push heavy carts, and bend, stretch, kneel, lift, carry, and reach
  • Safety Sensitive – positive will work daily with knives, slicers, hot oil, and gas stoves


  • Requires the ability to interact with people beyond giving and receiving instructions
  • Must be adaptable to performing under stress when confronted with an emergency
  • Must be able to effectively handle stressful and compromising situations while remaining focused and professional
  • Must be able to deal with difficult people without losing perspective
  • Must be able to work productively under strict time restraints with variable deadlines


Must be willing and able to work in a fast-paced, sometimes crowded, loud, warm, hot and humid environment.  May be required to work in a confined space.  Must follow all safety policies, procedures and standards as set by OSHA and the Health Department.  Must be able to work flexible hours including days, evenings, weekends and holidays.


Native American Preference will apply.  Must be able to pass a background investigation and an OFD drug test as a condition of employment.  Must be able to work flexible hours and take on additional responsibilities when asked.  Must adhere to company policies regarding strict confidentiality

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.  Management retains the right to add or to change the duties of the position at any time.  Any qualifications to be considered an equivalent in lieu of stated minimums require prior approval of the Director of Human Resources.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Employment Indicator Internship
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  • Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, 100 Grand Traverse Village Blvd, Acme, Michigan, United States of America