Culinary Program

Spain

Program Length: Up to 6 months

About This Program

Spain knows food! The culinary landscape of Spain is as rich and varied as the country itself, with world-class restaurants throughout the country, each region is famous for its own unique food scene. Spain’s varied landscapes, from beaches to mountains, allow for many different food trends, favorite regional cooking traditions, and distinct flavors. Spain is a country that excels in blending established traditional cooking methods with new culinary concepts, it is a country known for its love of great food and culinary excellence.

Spanish chefs are happy to share their knowledge with each other while also vying to surprise one another with new approaches to old favorites. This blending of tradition with surprise has given rise to spectacular culinary concepts that have taken the food world by storm. A culinary training program in Spain will introduce you to a world of techniques and flavors that could never have been imagined outside of a Spanish kitchen.

What will I be doing?

Based on your qualifications and prior work experience, you will be placed in one of the high-end, luxury resorts, 4 and 5-star hotels, or popular bars and restaurants throughout Spain. We work closely with all our Host Employers to ensure the best possible experience. Most of the positions are within the hospitality restaurant field and include:

  • Chef de Parties
  • Sous Chef
  • Food and Beverage Managers
  • Restaurant Managers

There are many opportunities and positions available with the culinary field – we can find something that is a perfect match for you.

This have been the best 6 months of my life! I worked at a really good restaurant in Madrid and learned so much. Nowadays, Spain is the number one country in gastronomy and I learned and enjoyed a lot this experience. Also, I was able to travel to Barcelona, Mallorca and Ibiza.

- Juan Rodríguez (México)

What This Program Includes

Guaranteed Placement

Position secured before arriving so that you know exactly where you are going and begin earning right away.

International Requirements Guidance

Guidance on visa requirements and travel medical insurance

Orientation

We work with you in advance to prepare you for your adventure and provide you with an orientation about what to expect.

Resume and Interview Preparation

We help you with your resume and interview preparation so that you make a great first impression and feel confident and ready for your interview.

Emergency Support

24/7 emergency support from our support teams based in Spain

Health Insurance

We secure full health coverage for you for the entire duration of your program while in Spain.

Public Transportation

We provide you with passes for use on public transportation to help you get between work and home.

Cultural and Social Events

We organize meet-ups and cultural events to help you make new friends and experience Spanish culture while you are here on your program.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I check-in monthly with you?

Yes. Because your safety is our primary concern, you will be required to check-in with us every month while you are abroad. But we are also here whenever you need us! We provide you with 24/7 support from our dedicated team of staff.

What is the host employer’s role?

It’s an honor and a privilege for businesses to participate in the program. They will ensure you train alongside seasoned professionals and gain additional work experience to build upon your current skills.

How much does the program cost?

This is a cultural exchange program so, there is a required fee. Each program has different criteria for qualification and different costs. Please see individual programs for pricing information.

How long does each program last?

There is a 6 month maximum

How much will I be earning?

Professional internships in Spain’s hospitality sector are usually paid. Accommodations and meals are generally provided. Typically there is a stipend of about 300 EURO a month.

However, depending on your CV, your field of internship, and program duration, monetary compensation might be different. We will work with you to ensure you understand exactly how much you will be earning and exactly what your living expenses will be.

Who will help me find housing?

Many positions offer housing, but some do not. We will always provide you with viable housing options that are affordable and a reasonable distance from your worksite.

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