Our internship program is designed for hospitality business students who have a primary focus or interest in the Food and Beverage Division within a hotel/resort/conference center. Interns will be required to work a 40 hour/week shift in the Food and Beverage Department typically for a period of 12 weeks.
Our Food & Beverage internship assignment is a rotational experience and will include classroom training and on-the-job experience in a minimum of two areas within the Food & Beverage Division of the hotel. Our expectations are that candidates selected will truly want to learn and experience first-hand their areas of focus while also learning what guest service is all about within the hospitality industry. We expect a willingness to work in all aspects of the department while maintaining excellent service standards.
There are five focus areas within the Food & Beverage internship and you will gain experience across at least two of these areas:
Restaurant service: You will learn how to set-up service stations in preparation for a given level of projected business.
You will assist in the floor and table set determined by the projected business load. You will learn the proper service techniques for fine- dining service. You will assist in the break- down of the service stations and the floor, as well as the re-set of the dining room for the next shift.
Banquet service: You will learn how to set- up necessary service stations commensurate with the size and demands of a given function.
You will assist in the floor and table set for different size functions in different facilities. You will learn prep- techniques necessary for large group service. You will learn proper service techniques for group service. You will assist in the break- down of the service stations and the floor set- up, experiencing the challenges of large equipment storage in limited facility space.
Host/Hostess: You will learn how to prepare for the upcoming dining period which entails preparing menus, checking hotel in-house lists, coordinating appropriate table sets for groups and a-la-carte dining guests, a-la-carte and BEO billing, and greeting and seating guests.
Bartending/Bar Back: You will learn how to set- up a service bar as well as a public bar.
You will assist in the prep- work necessary for the projected business load. You will get an introduction to drink mixology (i.e., jargon, mixing techniques, proper glassware, garnishes, etc.). You will assist in servicing the waitstaff with drink orders, as well as servicing bar guests. You will learn how to break- down and re-stock a bar, including taking stock and re- ordering to par.
Conference Set-Up- You will work on the logistics of our conferences including event orders, room set-ups, food and beverage breaks, and audio/visual support.
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