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Disney Culinary Program

🚀 Off-cycle Internship


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  • You must be at least 18, have unrestricted US work authorization, full availability, HACCP knowledge, good knife skills, guest service skills, ability to lift 50 lbs, meet Disney appearance guidelines, and be a current Culinary Arts student or recent graduate.
  • You will prepare dishes from scratch, follow recipes, work in a fast-paced environment, gain culinary skills, and specialize in hot and cold food stations or baking and pastry, while ensuring safety and quality for The Walt Disney Company.

Off-cycle Internship

Hospitality & RetailOrlando


  • As a Disney Culinary Program participant at the Walt Disney World® Resort, you will become part of the magic that is known worldwide, gain on-the-job experience working in our parks and resorts, participate in an outstanding learning experience, and meet and live with people from all over the world in the housing community. Culinary Cast Members have the opportunity to showcase their passion for culinary while providing first-rate dining experiences. In this role, we provide an outstanding dining experience working for one of the world's leading entertainment and hospitality companies.
  • We are recruiting for Programs with arrival dates through Fall 2024. Individual Program lengths vary and may be in accordance with your school requirements. Program length must be between 4 months (16 weeks) to 6 months (24 weeks).


  • Must be at least 18 years of age at time of application
  • Possess unrestricted work authorization within the United States*
  • Be fully available to work Sunday through Saturday, including days and nights, holidays and overtime
  • Knowledge of HACCP, proper food handling techniques, temperatures, and food safety
  • Display proficient knife skills and knowledge of basic cuts
  • Good communication skills and outstanding Guest Service
  • Able to stand/walk for the entire shift, lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Work in various locations including indoor and outdoor environments
  • Be receptive to Disney Look appearance guidelines
  • Students with additional years of experience/education may be considered for a Cook 1 or Baking & Pastry 1 role
  • Required Education:
  • Full-time or part-time student in a Culinary Arts/Baking & Pastry program seeking a certificate or degree in the United States*
  • Currently enrolled in at least one (1) class and have completed at least one semester or
  • Graduated in the past twenty-four (24) months
  • Currently enrolled students may need to meet additional school requirements, such as:
  • GPA
  • Grade level
  • Number credit hours earned
  • *United States includes all 50 states plus Puerto Rico and all other United States territories.

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

Hospitality & Retail


  • Prepare dishes from scratch for a variety of locations throughout our restaurants while encompassing a diverse offering of cuisines
  • Work cleanly and safely within culinary and food preparation
  • Follow recipes and an understanding of recipe conversion
  • Learn and develop alongside our culinary team
  • Culinary Assistant, Cook II
  • Work in a fast-paced a la carte, buffet, catering/special events, production, or quick service/food court environment (may include an on-stage cooking location)
  • Gain skills in culinary fundamentals in hot and cold food station setup, sauce-making, and salad/sandwich preparation
  • Knowledge of food allergies, seasonal ingredients and menus
  • Proficiency in stations of the line, including deep-frying, sauteing, roasting, boiling, and grilling, along with vegetable, grains, and starch cookery
  • Culinary Assistant, Baking & Pastry
  • Work in a fast-paced bakery, banquet, catering/special events, production or restaurant environment
  • Learn the technical skills of plated dessert preparations as well as muffins, breads, cookies, petit fours, and cupcakes
  • Gain exposure to food cost control and product ordering
  • Proficiency in mixing, cutting, proofing, and baking


Work type

Full time

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