Real-World Culinary Experience

As part of the training in the Holistic Chef Culinary Program at Bauman College, our students gain hands-on experience in a professional setting through our required culinary externship. Students have the opportunity to work with personal or private chefs or in venues such as restaurants, food production companies, resorts, corporate and residential dining facilities, nonprofit organizations, catering companies, and other food service programs.

This experience provides a learning opportunity outside of the classroom that builds core competencies and instills confidence in students while also benefiting individual professionals and organizations. It also facilitates community relationships and is an opportunity for students to make connections in the field.

This opportunity allows students to gain a variety of experiences to determine which areas they would like to specialize in. Externships can sometimes transition into job opportunities, providing skilled and trained natural chefs for employers.

Post a Holistic Chef Externship Opportunity

Employer Pages – Chef Externship Form

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  • The Externship Program’s Purpose:

    The purpose of the externship program is for students to gain real-world culinary experience and exposure to culinary settings that meet their career interests. Externship component of Bauman College’s (BC) curriculum is to provide Holistic Chefs-in-training with a learning environment that:

    • Nurtures job search skills.
    • Prepares them to take their role as caregivers in the community.
    • Provides service to the community at large.
    • Student Extern Prerequisites:
    • Prior to beginning their externship at each site, our Holistic Chefs-in-training will have:

    Successfully completed Culinary training courses including:

    • Culinary Foundations
    • Baking
    • Cooking for Your Client
    • Passed ServSafe® Food Handler or Manager Certification
    • Externship Requirements:

    The extern is required to complete a total of 100 hours throughout their program. The extern’s class schedule allows for a set amount of time each week to complete these required hours. A schedule of specified hours, and a consistent schedule for work with your organization should be agreed upon prior to your arrangement with the student. The schedule will be pre-arranged to satisfy the needs of your organization as well as the student’s school schedule. The student will be well-versed in what it means to be a professional chef and will agree to abide by your organization’s policies and procedures with regards to offering culinary jobs.

    All students of Bauman College are covered by professional liability insurance – while performing supervised Externship services. A certificate of insurance will be provided upon successful completion and approval of the Externship Contract.