Culinary Intern
YMCA of the Rockies

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Work side by side our experienced chefs to gain a greater culinary skillset!

Located in the gateway towns of Rocky Mountain National Park; Estes Park and Granby, Colorado.


Culinary Intern

YMCA of the Rockies
Estes Park, Colorado and Granby, Colorado
$12.56 / hour
No experience required
Start Date:
Starts in about 2 months. (Mar 07, 2022)

This internship is geared towards undergraduate students that are eager to learn about food & beverage operations, menu strategy, health & safety protocols, and cooking skills. Culinary Interns will be working side-by-side our experienced chefs, as well as peers from all over the world, learning the skills to position themselves for a career in the food & beverage industry. The mentoring opportunities and scenic atmosphere make YMCA of the Rockies the best place for those with a culinary passion and thirst for adventure. This internship is also open to those taking gap years or those in the workforce.

Dates: This internship is flexible with start and end dates. Commuting to/from Estes Park Center or Snow Mountain Ranch is also accepted for those commuting from the Front Range or surrounding areas. Room and board available to those interested in living on-grounds during the internship program.

Essential Functions/Requirements:

  • Expand current cooking and managerial skills
  • Build a mentoring relationship with one of our chefs
  • Manage and assist in preparing food in large quantities in an efficient and consistent manner
  • Food & beverage inventory and tracking
  • Train and work back of house positions to gain hands-on experience and understanding of all operations
  • Maintain a positive and professional attitude toward guests and staff
  • Vacuum carpets, sweep, and mop floors
  • Opportunity for growth within YMCA of the Rockies; year-round or seasonal position
  • Stamina to mostly stand during an 8-hour shift
  • All other duties as assigned, including working in other departments as required

Compensation & Employee Perks:
This is a seasonal position with a base pay rate of $12.56 - $13.06/hour (based on 40 hours/week). This position includes:

  • Room & Board Options Available
  • Room (room in our staff dormitory with wifi, pay laundry facilities)
  • Board (3 meals per day, 7 days per week)
  • Access to the YMCA of the Rockies facilities, which include:
  • An indoor pool, basketball gymnasium, fitness classes, hiking/biking/skiing trails, climbing wall, library, and craft shop.
  • Our facilities allow you to enjoy activities without having to break the bank!
  • Free Grand Passes for skiing, rock climbing, mountain biking, and golf.
  • Free gear rentals for sports and outdoor activities.
  • Safe space to grow professionally and personally
  • Daily wildlife viewing
  • Opportunity to live next to and explore Rocky Mountain National Park

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