Project Intern

POSITION OVERVIEW:

Due to the broad scope of our business, The Culinary Edge requires a wide-ranging skill set and professional demeanor from the project intern. The intern contributes to projects at many stages, from creative, to development, through launch. This could mean joining creative teams in brainstorming sessions or participating in researching food and dining trends. Depending on the project calendar, it could also mean attending client meetings or interviews and capturing and disseminating notes. The project intern may also gain experience in the creation of kitchen and restaurant operations materials and the sourcing process. Additionally, our project intern may perform light administrative duties such as guest hospitality, space management, operations tasks, and running errands.

Your experience and skills:

  • Design-focused with advanced written/visual presentation skills, and ability to quickly adapt to new technology or programs
  • 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
  • Systems and process oriented
  • Proactive and reliable to fellow team members and managers
  • Impeccable attention to detail and minimal errors
  • Passionate about food, trends and hospitality

Sample responsibilities of the Project Intern:

  • Support project and creative teams on client projects, including writing, copyediting, proofing deliverables, and providing consumer research support
  • Research industry trends, periodicals and PR
  • Notes capturing and dissemination for food tours, creative ideation sessions and meetings
  • Assist in the creation of kitchen operations materials for client projects
  • Research ingredients, vendors, equipment, and packaging
  • Shop and run errands for ingredients, supplies and materials
  • Coordinate reception, hospitality and meals for client meetings, general guest hospitality
  • Set up and prepare conference room and kitchen for client meetings, showings and presentations. Clean up afterwards.
  • Support kitchen and project team during client showings including setting up all supplies and service ware, running dishes from kitchen to showing room, bussing dishes, cleaning up after showings

Table stakes:

  • University degree; culinary school a plus
  • A strong working knowledge of both Microsoft and Mac office suites
  • Your own laptop
  • Ability to work on-site at our San Francisco test kitchen, located in the SOMA neighborhood

Mentor:

Project Manager

Hours:

Hours are flexible may differ week to week. Interns work normal office hours and total approximately 32 hours per week.

Internship Term:

Six (6) months

Earliest start date:

Internships begin in March and September.

Compensation:

Monthly stipend

About us:

The Culinary Edge is a culinary consulting firm serving the entire spectrum of the food-service industry, from start-up entrepreneurs to multi-unit national chains.

Interested candidates:

Please send a resume and introduction letter explaining your interest in working with us to jobs@theculinaryedge.com