Salamander Hotels & Resorts

Culinary Externship

1 month agoMiddleburg, VA


Participate in all the aspects of food preparation for different food and beverage operations within the resort. This position is for any student enrolled in a culinary program. This externship is available for the Spring through Summer Seasons.


Prepare food items for customers using a quality predetermined method in a timely and consistent manner.

Change set-up station with pre-determined mis en place required to service the required prepared items.

Complete the storeroom requisition for items needed.

Ensure all equipment is (ovens, grills, burners, salamanders, and fryers) are ready for use.

Check par amount and ensure that line is ready for service.

Prep additional items to bring counts back up to par.


  • Par—10 smoked Salmon & Crab Melt
  • Actual—3 smoked Salmon & Crab Melt
  • 7 smoked Salmon & Crab Melt

Communicate production progress to the chef

Practice sanitation and safety daily to ensure the total customer satisfaction.

Make sure sanitation is adhered to including HACCP documentation.

Create professional working relationships with all colleagues.

Attend meetings as required

In addition to performance of the essential functions, this position may be required to perform a combination of the following supportive functions, with the percentage of time performing each function to be solely determined by the manager based upon the particular requirements of the hotel:

Consult with Chef on a daily basis as well as with other departments that are directly related to the Food & Beverage Department.

Participate in long range planning.

Participate, support and make recommendations for ongoing hotel programs with continuous improvement in networking.


Must be enrolled in a culinary school requiring an internship/externship to complete graduation.

Must be 18 years of age or older.

High school diploma or equivalent.

Minimum of 1 year experience in food service/hospitality desired, but not required

Must enjoy and be able to succeed in a fast-paced work environment

Food handler's card may be required according to local and or state regulations


Must be able to speak, read, write and understand the primary language(s) used in the workplace.

Must be able to read and write to facilitate the communication process.

Requires good communication skills, both verbal and written.

Must possess basic computational ability.

Ability to read recipes and follow their instructions.

Ability to create appropriate buffet displays up to 5-6 feet in height and the ability to set up, maintain and breakdown same

Deliver exceptional customer service by preparing food items consistently and adhering to all recipe standards

Maintain a safe working environment by using proper food handling skills and food safety guidelines

Complete kitchen tasks such as line setup, food preparation, cleanup and breakdown

Ability to handle pressure and feedback during peak times a must


Most work tasks are performed indoors. Temperature generally is moderate and controlled by hotel environmental systems; however, must be able to work in extreme temperatures like freezers (-10°F) and kitchens (+110°F), possibly for one hour or more.

Must be able to stand for a minimum of 8 hours per day. Walking and standing are required the rest of the working day. Length of time of these tasks may vary from day to day and task to task.

Ability to physically handle knives, pots, mirrors, or other display items as well as grasp, lift and carry same from shelves and otherwise transport up to 50 pounds to every area of the kitchen. Ability to perform cutting skills on work surfaces, topped with cutting boards, 3 to 4 feet in height (banquet kitchen, prep kitchen, bake shop, etc.). Proper usage and handling of various kitchen machinery to include slicers, buffalo chopper, grinders, mixers, and other kitchen related equipment.

Ability to physically self-demonstrate culinary techniques, i.e., cutting, cooking principles, plate presentation, safety and sanitation practices.

Ability to create, build, handle, and dismantle displays up to 8 feet high, including ice carvings.

The worker is subject to noise. There is sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above the ambient noise level.

Must be able to exert well-paced ability in limited space and to reach other departments of the hotel on a timely basis.

Must be able to lift up to 30 lbs. on a regular and continuing basis.

Must be able to push and pull carts and equipment weighing up to 250 lbs. occasionally.

Must be able to bend, stoop, squat and stretch to fulfill cleaning tasks occasionally.

Requires grasping, writing, standing, sitting, walking, repetitive motions, bending, climbing, listening and hearing ability and visual acuity.

Talking and hearing occur continuously in the process of communicating with guests, supervisors and subordinates.

Vision occurs continuously with the most common visual functions being those of near and color vision and depth perception.

Requires manual dexterity to use and operate all necessary equipment.

May be required: to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form; to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.


Must be able to work effectively in a stressful environment, communicate with others, effectively work with customers and accept constructive criticism from supervisors Must be able to change activity frequently and cope with interruptions.

Job ID: Salamander-1125