NFL Careers

Culinary Intern

Seattle Seahawks
Seattle, WA
Internship: Internship
Working beside professional chefs and culinary managers, the culinary intern is an integral member of the kitchen team and will gain hands-on experience in menu development, recipe formulation, facilities management, and the day-to-day operations of an active sports / entertainment kitchen. The intern’s time is split between hands-on kitchen work, procurement, and culinary-related administrative tasks. They assist the kitchen team by prepping ingredients, maintaining the kitchen space, equipment and supplies, and entering recipes into our recipe database. They also contribute to the creation of kitchen/ restaurant operations materials and creative culinary development and conduct research on ingredients, packaging, vendors, and concepts. Your internship will be guided under the tutelage of the Executive Chef, Executive Sous Chef or a Sous Chef employed by First and Goal Hospitality.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Work with culinary management on day to day tasks
  • Helps purchase, receive, store, prepare, cook and present food to specifications of supervisor
  • Exhibits and understanding of portion control and portion control practices
  • Learn to safely operate all kitchen equipment used in food preparation such as, knives, slicers, mixers, whips, warmers, steamers, etc.
  • Exhibit working knowledge of all health codes and sanitation regulations.
  • Assist with prep days before a scheduled event
  • Assist with Event Day and all duties that entails including but not limited to pushing hotboxes, setting up buffets, directing employees, running food or equipment and interacting with guests
  • Develop recipes and menu items independently for client projects. Includes food, ingredient and menu preparation
  • Responsible for managing your schedule, and knowing the kitchen production and client deliverable schedule
  • Assists in shipping and receiving ingredients
  • Assist in the creation of kitchen operations materials for client projects
  • Research ingredients, vendors, equipment, packaging, and restaurant and culinary concepts
  • Maintain cleanliness of work station, storage area and kitchen

Required Skills:
  • You understand and can manage recipe documentation
  • Strong written and verbal communication, professional demeanor
  • Able to manage heavy workload, prioritize well and meet deadlines
  • Resourceful, flexible and able to creatively solve problems
  • Proactive and reliable to fellow team members and managers
  • Impeccable attention to detail and minimal errors
  • Passionate about food, cooking, trends and dining
  • You are a team player, flexible, easy-going and you have a sense of humor

Applicant must: 
  • Be currently enrolled as a junior, senior, or recent graduate (within 6 months) from a four year college or university. Grad school students are eligible to apply as well.
  • Have authorization to work in the U.S.
  • Have a current driver’s license
  • Be able to work 30 hours per week as well as game day/nights, weekends and other various events

Selection Process:
Final applicants will be contacted and invited to participate in our interview process starting in early May. All interviews will take place at our team headquarters in Renton or at our stadium in Seattle and must be done in person. Further, we will not pay for any interview related expenses such as travel or lodging; these expenses are the sole responsibility of the applicant.

NOTE: Due to the large volume of applicants that apply, we ask that you do not contact us during this process. 

General Information:
All internships are hourly and paid. Interns are responsible for their own housing, travel, and relocation expenses. A background check will be conducted prior to starting work with us.

Applicants Must:
  • Attached a current resume and cover letter
  • Answer all of the questions below

Job Questions:

  1. How did you hear about this job?

  2. YES/NO: I am a junior or senior or recent graduate within the past six months

  3. YES/NO: I have local housing available in or near Seattle

  4. YES/NO: I am able to work full-time during the NFL season

  5. YES/NO:I am looking for a summer only internship

  6. YES/NO: I am willing to relocate and I understand that any costs associated with the relocation are my responsibility.

  7. YES/NO: I am authorized to work in the U.S.

  8. YES: I understand that due to the large volume of applicants that apply, I will not contact the Seahawks or CenturyLink Field staff during this process.


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