An Immersive Hospitality Internship for Young Adults
This was the first program we launched in 2015. It started with 6 young adults who trained and worked at 610 Magnolia and MilkWood. The purpose of this initiative was to empower young people in the neighborhoods of Louisville’s West End and Smoketown training in our restaurants. It was a new and fresh approach to offering jobs to young adults who could not afford culinary school or higher education.
Youth Hospitality Program
The Youth Hospitality Program (formerly Smoke & Soul) is a culinary internship program that was established in 2015 by Chef Edward Lee, and four local Smoketown interns. The goal of this program is to provide real world restaurant experience in office administration, customer service, marketing, accounting and food preparation. Students will also learn about (and be certified in) important safety and sanitation regulations and become knowledgeable in the nutrition/dietary aspect of the food. Through curriculum developed in-house, we give our interns the proper training and education to lead them into a productive hospitality career.
This mentorship is open to young adults, 18-23, new high school graduates are encouraged to apply. Students will be paid an hourly wage and all educational expenses and tools will be covered as well. Once the curriculum completed, they may be offered a position at one of Chef Edward Lee’s restaurants.
The Youth Hospitality program will include the following:
2020 Youth Hospitality Program Timeline:
All candidates must fill out an application, go through a strict screening, and interview with our program director Lindsey Ofcacek.
WHAT IS REQUIRED TO APPLY?
Youth Hospitality Program: Applicants do not need any prior experience working in restaurants. This program is only available to young adults who do not own their own restaurant and have been residing in Kentucky for at least 1 year.
HOW TO APPLY
Mail : Attn: Lindsey Ofcacek
610 W. Magnolia Avenue, Louisville, KY, 40208
In Person: To submit an application in person, please call 502.636.0783 to arrange a meeting.