Real Work Experience

A major component of our educational model includes hands-on learning built right into the curriculum. When you graduate, your résumé will reflect experience at some of the culinary world's most respected companies.

As an intern, you’ll jump start your career by gaining on the job experience that sets you apart from the competition. Best of all, you’ll make networking connections with leading employers.

Internships are conducted at university-approved sites and must meet specific educational guidelines based on program requirements.

A sampling of recent internship placements for culinary students include The French Laundry, the Ritz Carlton at Amelia Island, The Breakers Palm Beach, The Mansion at Turtle Creek, Per Se, Grand Geneva Resort, Marriott Marco Island, Le Tre Fonti (Italy), and Sheen Falls Lodge (Ireland), and many more.

Our baking & pastry students have worked with some of the biggest names in the industry, including Walt Disney World, Norman Love Confections, The Greenbriar Resort, the Biltmore Estate, Loews Miami Beach, and England's Waterside Inn, The Celtic Manor, and Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons, to name just a few.

Study Abroad Hands-on learning extends across the globe for JWU students. Our Study Abroad program allows you to learn and train with experts in Europe, Asia, South America and Africa. Whether you're training to be a sommelier in Germany or a learning practical skills at one of Ireland's finest hotels, you’ll gain crucial perspective in your field and make lasting career connections.

For more information, consult Experiential Education & Career Services.

Cowboy Hits Trail to Success

Dana Hill '09 says, “everything I learned at JWU and all of my culinary classes were beneficial in the business world.” Having successfully run a business throughout his time at JWU, Hill knows how to succeed while doing what he loves. read more