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Internships  and Employment

Additional practical experience is provided through Internships. During their final semester, students spend 15 hours weekly in unpaid, off campus internships, for which they receive college credit.

The Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Program Advisor places students at approved internship properties, for further training in the area of their interests. Internships are an opportunity for students "to get a foot in the door" at some of the most prestigious, well-respected and well-known properties in the industry.

Students are frequently offered permanent employment at the completion of their internships. These are a few of the many businesses that participate:

1300 Fillmore King George Hotel
Acquerello Mandarin Oriental Hotel
Bay Wolf Restaurant Mark Hopkins Hotel
Benu Restaurant Marriott San Francisco
Bi-Rite Mission Pie Bakery
Bimbo's 365 Club Nopa/Nopalito
Boulevard/Prospect Restaurants Oliveto
Campton Place Olympic Country Club/City Club
Claremont Resort Spa One Market
Cliff House Palace Hotel
Dan McCall Catering Perbacco Restaurant
Destination Bakery Quince Restaurant
Draegar’s Culinary Center Real Restaurant Group
Fleur De Lys Renaissance Parc 55 Hotel
Gary Danko Starwood Hotel Group
Greenleaf Slanted Door
Greens Restaurant St. Francis Hotel
Hilton, San Francisco St. Francis Yacht Club
Hotel Nikko Warwick Regis Hotel
Joie de Vivre Hotels Westin St. Francis
Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group Wood Tavern Restaurant
La Folie Restaurant  

 

Employment

CAHMP graduates find employment in many facets of the hospitality industry including hotels, restaurants, clubs, cafeterias, cruise ships, retirement communities, catering companies, educational institutions and as purveryors, to name just a few.

The jobs that students receive immediately upon graduating varies greatly, depending upon their career goals and practical experiences. Graduates may accept positions such as: line cook, pastry cook, baker, host, food servers, hotel reservationists, desk clerks, cashiers and night auditors; to entry level management positions, such as: sous chef, assistant restaurant managers, hotel reservations manager, assistant front office manager, and purchasing agent. Graduates progress in their careers to such positions as: Executive Chef, Restaurant and Hotel General Manager, Executive Pastry Chef, Concierge, Restaurant Owner, Food and Beverage Director, Garde Manger Chef, Sales Manager, Bakery Owner, Catering Director, Food Service Director, Sous Chef, Country Club Manager, Certified Public Accountant, Hotel Director of Sales and Marketing, Director of Banquets, Food Service Distributor, Consulting Firm President, Food Writer and Food Stylist, to name only a few.

Job Placement assistance is available to all students. Each semester, highly regarded, growing companies recruit CAHMP students.