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Food and Beverage Intern

Food and Beverage Intern


DESCRIPTION: Our goal is to provide practical hands-on experience within the food and beverage departments at RedWater by offering a comprehensive and educational food and beverage internship program.



APPLICATION: Interested students should apply by sending their resume, note of interest, and location preference to Brian Behler – bbehler@redwaterrestaurants.com.


INTERNSHIP COORDINATOR:

Brian Behler – bbehler@redwaterrestaurants.com 


Locations in this program include:

  • Boatwerks Waterfront Restaurant (Holland)
  • The Butler Restaurant (Saugatuck)
  • Cork Wine & Grille + Vintage Prime & Seafood / Watermark Country Club (Cascade)
  • The Cottage Grille / Ravines Golf Club (Saugatuck)
  • FireRock Grille / StoneWater Country Club (Caledonia)
  • Gravity Taphouse & Grille (Grand Rapids)
  • Lake Bluff Grille / Muskegon Country Club (Muskegon)
  • RedRock Grille / Macatawa Golf Club (N. Holland)
  • Reds at Thousand Oaks / Thousand Oaks Golf Club (N. Grand Rapids)
  • Rush Creek Bistro / Sunnybrook Country Club (Grandville)
  • Thornapple Pointe Golf Club (S. Grand Rapids)


Student Objectives:

Students are required to outline their objectives for the internship and share with supervisors at the beginning of their internship. This should be submitted as a formal proposal paper respective of a business paper format. Here are some guiding principles for the internship objectives:

  • Gain practical experience under professional supervision to supplement classroom experience and readings
  • Demonstrate an increased understanding of the complexity and diversity of the food and beverage management responsibilities
  • Demonstrate the ability to work with hospitality management professionals 
  • Examine, refine, and develop personal skills and competencies applicable to a career in the hospitality / food and beverage industry
  • Establish realistic goals for professional development
  • Increase leadership and communication skills
  • Become familiar with the organizational structure, purpose, administrative, and operational procedures of the specific location along with RedWater as a whole.
  • Identify personal and professional strengths and weaknesses as they relate to a career in hospitality management with focus in food and beverage options

Student Responsibilities:

Before & During the Internship Experience

It is the responsibility of the student to:

  • Compile all forms, documentation, etc. that would need to be submitted to academic organization. Each item must have a submittal date. All paperwork must be turned into supervisor before internship program begins.
  • Be aware of and cooperate with the philosophies, objectives, rules, regulations, behavior, and dress codes expected by RedWater.
  • Perform food and beverage supervisory duties as assigned by the Intern Coordinator and management
  • Complete weekly internship logs detailing time and tasks completed, signed by supervisor
  • Halfway through the internship, complete a mid-point internship self-evaluation and turn into Supervisor
  • Supervisor to complete a mid-point evaluation form and arrange a time to discuss findings

At the Completion of the Internship Experience

It is the responsibility of the student to:

  • Complete a final self-assessment
  • Supervisor to complete a final evaluation form and arrange a time to discuss findings


LEVEL 1 INTERNSHIP

Description:

This position will provide interns an educational and on-the-job training opportunity which includes all entry level food and beverage positions and basic supervisory duties within the specific food and beverage location. Hands-on experience in greeting, serving, bartending, event serving and set up, expo work, basic opening, and closing supervisory duties as this will provide a sound basis for a future hospitality career, especially for those interested in overall food and beverage operations.

  • Daily duties of running a food and beverage location (i.e.: serving, hosting, bartending, expo etc.)
  • Work closely with shift supervisors and managers on all daily operations
  • Complete ServSafe training as required
  • Complete all FOH operations service trainings for all roles as assigned
  • Assist all FOH departments with successful shift operational duties and responsibilities
  • Daily cleanliness duties of food and beverage location
  • Set up and tear down for events
  • Closeout of daily operations
  • Additional duties and projects as assigned

Qualifications:

  • An energetic, hard-working, organized, reliable, and outgoing person who will share our passion for serving fellow associates and guests on a daily basis
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Someone who will represent RedWater to fellow employees and guests with the utmost professionalism
  • Priority given to someone working for academic credit
  • Ability to lift minimum of 30 pounds
  • Available May–October weekends, nights, and weekends


Type of Position: Part-Time Internship


Segment of Industry: Hospitality / Food & Beverage Operations


Hours: 30–40 per week


LEVEL 2 INTERNSHIP 

**Applicants must have successfully completed Level One Food & Beverage Internship or completed a similar type of internship prior to this internship. **


Description:

This position will provide interns an educational and on-the-job training opportunity which provides a higher level of supervisory and management duties. Hands-on experience in food and beverage operations will provide a sound basis for a future hospitality career, especially for those interested in restaurant and event operations.

  • Establish and maintain relationships with a team along with supervising
  • Interact with all managers and supervisors
  • Assist with food and beverage inventories
  • Work with supervisors and managers to effectively manager daily operations
  • Opening duties and closing duties for supervisors and managers
  • Work with event operations and understand all aspects of that department
  • Complete ServSafe training
  • Shadow the Executive Chef/kitchen management for one week
  • Work with team on hiring and onboarding of new team members
  • Participate in BEO meetings and manager meetings
  • Additional duties and projects as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Supporting and serving our employees and guests with servant leadership at the heart of all you do
  • Problem-solving skills a plus
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Someone who will represent RedWater to fellow employees and guests with the utmost professionalism
  • Priority given to someone working for academic credit
  • Available May–October

Type of Position: Part-Time Internship

Segment of Industry: Meeting & Event Management

Hours: 30–40 per week


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