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Culinary Internship (July-November 2023)

Location: Saint Helena, CA, US Healdsburg, CA, US

Date: Feb 3, 2023

Company: E. & J. Gallo

Why Gallo?

With a global portfolio of over 100 unique wine and spirits brands, we are the largest family-owned winery in the world. Apply Today! Our Brands. Your Future.

 

Premium Culinary Institute of America Internship

Location: Louis M Martini (St. Helena, CA) & J Vineyard and Winery (Healdsburg, CA)  

Duration: July-November 2023

 

About Gallo

Founded by brothers Ernest and Julio Gallo in 1933 in Modesto, California, E. & J. Gallo Winery is the world’s largest family-owned winery and the acclaimed producer of award-winning wines and spirits featured in more than 90 countries around the globe. A pioneer in the art of grape growing, winemaking, sustainable practices, marketing and worldwide distribution, Gallo crafts and imports wines and spirits to suit a diverse range of tastes and occasions, from everyday offerings to boutique, luxury bottles.

 

E. & J. Gallo Winery owns and operates over ten premium wineries across California and in Washington, producing brands such as J Vineyards  & Winery, Louis M. Martini, William Hill, Apothic, Edna Valley, Talbott, Frei Brothers, Columbia, Souverain, and Gallo Signature Series.  We value teamwork, innovative problem solving, and integrity. Within our Consumer Direct business, we help customers experience our brands in luxurious settings with wine talks and education, all in a similar experience to high-end restaurants.


Gallo owns the prestigious J Vineyard and Winery known as one of the top sparkling and varietal wine producers in California. J has come to be known for its celebrated estate vineyards, contemporary winery and world-class hospitality. 

Louis M Martini is home to world-class Cabernet Sauvignon for more than 80 years, our wines earn acclaim and 90 point-plus scores from the world’s most respected critics. Our historic winery in the heart of the Napa Valley was among the first to open in the Valley after Prohibition. Now, our exciting newly renovated tasting room weaves contemporary luxury into a classic barrel cellar and creates one of Napa’s most memorable experiences.

 

Program Description

Gallo’s Premium Culinary Institute of America Internship (CIA) Program is looking for a qualified candidate to fill a summer internship at the two wineries listed above.This intern will spend 2 months at J Vineyard and Winery and another 2 months at Louis Martini Winery. In this position, you will have the opportunity to hone your culinary skills working alongside our culinary and consumer experience management teams, all set in beautiful wine country. Duties include daily culinary support and assisting in direct-to-consumer events. Successful candidates who complete the CIA Internship Program will gain experience in culinary operations, special event catering, food and wine paring, food preparation, inventory maintenance and recipe development. Working closely with our teams, candidates hired under this program will have an opportunity to participate in the following (varies by location/assignment):

  • Engage in daily basic food prep, consistent plating, kitchen organization, and quality control.
  • Train in butchery, vegetable prep and rotate on hot line station. 
  • Support food prep for catering events.
  • Participate in winery kitchen opening and closing activities.
  • Work cross-functionally with departments across the Experience Marketing Department.
  • Support the kitchens efforts in managing health and safety code standards.
  • Maintain the overall cleanliness of kitchen and work station(s). 
  • Work at keeping kitchen waste to a minimum.

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or State-issued equivalency certificate.
  • Currently enrolled in the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) OR Associate’s degree from the Culinary Institute of America
  • Knowledge of safety, sanitation and food handling procedures.
  • Skilled in food preparation.
  • Required to be 21 years of age or older.
  • Experience computing mathematical formulas and basic computer skills.
  • The position requires availability to work evenings, weekends and holidays when necessary.

 

Compensation

  • Hiring Hourly Range Posted: $19.50-$19.50
  • Actual compensation paid within the range will be determined by factors such as the education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Culinary Arts or Food Science.
  • Prior cellar, bottling, winemaking or wine tasting experience.
  • Possession of ServeSafe Certification.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the experience managing multiple assignments.

 

Physical Demands and Work Environment

  • Hot, wet and slippery working conditions.
  • Frequently standing for long periods of time.  Applicant must be able to climb fixed stairs with handrails and vertical ladders.
  • Noise levels may vary. May be in situations where ear protection is required; though not for extended periods.

 

Gallo does not sponsor for employment based visas for this position now or in the future.

 

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Gallo is an Equal Employment opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, traits historically associated with race, including but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles (such as braids, locks, and twists), color, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition as defined by applicable state law (including cancer and predisposing genetic characteristics in California), genetic information, marital status, familial status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, sexual orientation (actual or perceived), transgender status, sex stereotyping, age, military or veteran status, domestic violence or sexual assault victim status, or any other basis protected by applicable law. 

 

We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Gallo is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process.
 
If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at 209.341.7000.


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