Florida is next stop for Danao culinary interns

Florida’s Hyatt Coconut Point Resort executive chef Andreas Singer, who came from a string of nationwide search of aspiring culinary interns and trainees, met with CTU Danao applicants last week, with a majority of them qualifying for it.

Since 2016, the campus has sent over 60 interns and trainees to various hotels  and restaurants in different US states, earning recognition on a  par with those in the international  hospitality arena.

Palace Café Restaurant in New Orleans is one of the establishments accepting CTU BSHM interns.
BSHM student Edma Tangayan is a receptionist in Hyatt Regency Atlanta.
Erwin James Labrado is one of the interns in Orlando World Center Marriott.
Nissi Sevilla interns in  Omni Dallas Hotel.

Hospitality Management (HM) students are getting ahead with international culinary experience in the United States of America through the US J-1 Visa program.

The US J-1 Visa provides entry-level opportunities for individuals who want to work, learn, and gain experience for twelve months that is typically not available in their home country.

US Department of State accepts the applications of the interns and trainees, and a third-party sponsor helps the interns and trainees to find an employer in the US.

The sponsor issuing training plan ensures students’ compliance with the provisions and safety especially in getting back to their country after the training.

from left: Intern21 Program Coordinator Yukon Jung, Hyatt Coconut Point Resort Executive Chef Andreas Singer, Intern 21 Manager Sean Jeong, CTU Danao Internationalization Chair Carmencita Quiño and College of Technopreneurship and Business Management (COTBM) Dean Jose Marie Anoos

Permanent work position is never guaranteed once training is completed, but it will make the applicants more attractive in applying for other kinds of visa, provided that they remain faithful to their contract and do not overstay in the US.

Students’ performance has gained prominence over the years in that top-of-the-line hotels as Omni, Gaylord, and Marriott  send their representatives to conduct interviews in CTU Danao. Dr. Jose Marie Anoos