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 Internship/ Traineeship 12 moNth J1 visa

J-1 Culinary Training Program is a cultural exchange program by the U.S. Department of State. The program allows international students, recent graduates and young professionals  the opportunity to learn  and get paid culinary training in the top hotels and resorts  in US for 12 months



Program fees varies according to program sponsors

  • Program fees include your J-1 visa documentation
  • Health insurance premiums
  • Assistance in sourcing of housing
  • Preparation for your hotel interview and embassy appointment interview,
  • Pre-departure orientation
  • 24/7 emergency support while you are in the USA 



  • Must currently be enrolled in a Culinary diploma or degree and your college is recognized by your local government  OR
  • Recently graduated from Culinary diploma or degree in the past 12 months OR
  • have graduated with a Culinary diploma or degree longer than 12 months ago and have 12 months of full time work experience in the  Culinary Arts outside the United States OR
  • You have at least 5 years of full time work experience in the Culinary industry


  • Learn, stay and earn in the US for 12 months
  • Receive hourly pay while undergoing training in Culinary Arts 
  • Receive a minimum of 32 hours per week of training.
  • Improve your English language skills
  • Develop top notch skills and experience  from prestigious  hotels and resorts


  • Atlanta
  • Miami
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Orlando
  • Philadelphia
  • Pittsburgh
  • Utah
  • Wyoming

This is not a comprehensive list

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