Culinary Intern

Purpose and Development Opportunities
Provide support to Minnetrista Catering by assisting in the orchestration of Minnetrista signature and leased events.

Reporting Department
Sales & Events Department

Reporting Supervisor and Training Provided By
Sales & Events Manager; Catering Supervisor; Sales & Events Coordinator

Length of Appointment
12-15 weeks

Time Commitment
20-25 hours per week

Stipend upon completion of internship and school credit if applicable

Essential duties and responsibilities
 – Assist catering team with food preparation and presentation for external and internal events
– Setup and tear down event spaces; prepare catering displays
– Work with multiple departments to achieve overall satisfactory culinary experience for visitors and clients
– Create menus for internal museum events
– Maintain kitchen equipment cleanliness and organization
– Coordinate kitchen schedule to ensure catering is completed within client’s timeline
– Follow and complete the goals provided by supervisor

Internship candidate must be self-motivated, independent, reliable, organized, professional, and team oriented.  Knowledge of food and beverage service, ServSafe® regulations, and attention to detail are requirements of the position. Candidate must be able to work in a fast-paced setting, and be able to handle the demands and requests of clients in a professional and timely manner. Candidate must be willing to work in both team and individual environments, and is required to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of clients and vendors. Please note this will include weekends and evenings. A valid driver’s license is required.

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Contact: Mary Zwickl
1200 N. Minnetrista Pkwy.
Muncie, IN 47303-2925
Phone: 765.287.3530
Email: mzwickl@minnetrista.net