Culinary Internship

Position
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
Executive Chef

Length of Appointment
12-15 Weeks

Time Commitment
20-25 hours per week

Salary
Stipend upon completion of internship

Essential duties and responsibilities
– Assist catering team with food preparation and presentation for external and internal events
– Setup and teardown 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

Qualifications
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.

About Minnetrista
Minnetrista is a community gathering place that celebrates and explores the Ball Family Legacy in our region. Located in Muncie, Indiana along the White River, Minnetrista is a 40-acre campus that includes a museum center, 3 historic homes along the nationally registered Historic Minnetrista Boulevard, 20+ acres of gardens, and a 6-acre Nature Area. Minnetrista is the largest nonprofit cultural leader serving East Central Indiana with a staff of 52 FTEs.

Mission:
Minnetrista is the home of the Ball Jar; a gathering place and catalyst for community engagement. We create shared experiences that connect people, leading to a better quality of life.

Vision:
We envision a thriving community where people who call this region home take pride in its accomplishments and aspire to a brighter future.

Values
Family & Relationships – Minnetrista treasures shared experiences. From our founders to our visitors, from our employees to our community partners and supporters, we champion the power of growing together.

Adaptability – Minnetrista creates experiences that reflect the organization yet anticipate the needs and exceed the expectations of our audience. As an organization, we are nimble and quick to respond to opportunities and challenges.

Stewardship – Following in our founders’ footsteps, we care for, preserve and protect that with which we have been entrusted so that those who follow us can continue the legacy. Minnetrista is a strong and sustainable asset that supports economic development for our community.

Entrepreneurship – Minnetrista embraces a culture of innovation and risk-taking that responds responsibly to opportunities that advance our vision, mission and strategic goals.

Learning – We celebrate learning experiences that are fun and engaging, encourage visitors to explore their world, and educate through discovery and play.

PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR AVAILABILITY WITH YOUR COVER LETTER AND RESUME

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