Externships for Culinary Students with The Culinistas

Chef in the Externship Program showcasing her meal alongside two Culinistas Employees.

by The Culinistas

While The Culinistas focuses on the happiness and satisfaction of our clients, we also work to provide our team with the best opportunities possible.  From our in-office employees, to our amazing chefs out in the field, providing opportunity and experience is integral to The Culinistas. Students looking to bolster their resume and gain unique, hands-on experience in a non-restaurant environment ,can apply to participate in The Culinistas’ Externship Program.  If selected, students will work and learn alongside The Culinistas’ Culinary Director, expanding their knowledge of concept development, recipe creation, food styling and content creation, as well as refining their prep and dinner party skills.

Recipe Development

Each week, The Culinistas’ in-house culinary team is busy developing and testing new recipes to add to our repertoire of hundreds of dishes.  In joining the team, students will gain insight into the process of recipe development and testing from the ground up‒ concept inception, creation, and execution.

Food Styling

Students will learn how to beautifully style food for internal & external photoshoots, formally plated, family-style, and weekly container-packed dishes.  Students will develop and refine techniques like ratio work, knife cuts, and saucing.

Event Prep

Students will learn the importance of timing, teamwork, and a result-oriented mindset through their event prep with The Culinistas.  Ranging from formally plated dinners to cocktail hours and relaxed backyard gatherings, our events will push the boundaries of each student’s comfort level & skill set, rounding out their experience in a non-commercial environment.

Content Creation

Students will assist on photoshoots for The Culinistas, learning the ins & outs of content creation for our Social Media platforms, website, and blog.  Not only working alongside The Culinistas’ Culinary Director, but also The Culinistas’ CEO & Creative Director, students will gain a firsthand look at every aspect of Creative Development for The Culinistas.

A special thanks to Sylvie Rosokoff for the beautiful photograph.