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Crystal Mountain Culinary

THE HOST

Crystal Mountain is the Midwest’s premier four-season, family resort. Located in northwest lower Michigan, Crystal Mountain is a family-owned ski, golf and spa resort. Crystal Mountain features 58 downhill slopes, 36 holes of championship golf, 25km of cross-country skiing, 250+ guest rooms, the award-winning Crystal Spa, Michigan Legacy Art Park, and top-notch conference facilities. Amenities include an award-winning golf school, restaurants, indoor pool, fitness center, outdoor pool and water playground, Michigan’s only alpine slide, rope and zip line course, climbing wall, mountain biking, tennis courts, disc golf, retail shops and more. Guests enjoy an abundance of northern Michigan activities including kayaking, canoe trips, tubing trips, charter boat fishing, Lake Michigan beaches, lighthouses, wineries, and much more. As the first four-season resort to reach Green Lodging Michigan’s Leader level of environmental stewardship, we are at the forefront of Michigan’s resort industry in being good stewards of our land, water & air.

Thompsonville, MI

Thompsonville is a village in Benzie County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 441 at the 2010 census. The village is located in the south of the county on the boundary between Weldon Township and Colfax Township. Thompsonville was established when construction of the lines of two railroads, the Chicago & West Michigan and the Frankfort & South Eastern, crossed here in 1889. The village was platted by and named for Stacy C. Thompson (1856-1944), a Manistee, Michigan real estate agent who dealt in properties in Manistee, Mason, Benzie, Wexford and Grand Traverse Counties. Of the two railroads serving the village, the Chicago & West Michigan was merged into the Pere Marquette Railway in 1900 and the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway in 1947, while the Frankfort & South Eastern was acquired in 1892 by the Toledo, Ann Arbor & North Michigan, which in turn was reorganized in

TRAINING OVERVIEW

Host Company offers progressive CULINARY Arts training programs through a specific training department focus/concentration (Commissary, Garde Manger, Banquets, casual Quick Serve, Cascades Garden Upscale) & common phases may include: (See Training Plan for Specifics)

  • Arrival, Orientation & Intro to American Culinary Arts
  • Culinary Arts for Casual Dining, Quick Serve or Upscale
  • American Techniques/Methodologies for High Volume
  • Banquets, Garde Manger, Pastry, Customer Service

Depending on the specific training dept. assigned, Exchange Visitors may learn or gain experience with preparations used to make resort operations run successfully, methodologies, recipes, quality & presentation standards, oven, grill & other equipment operations, while learning productivity and time management skills. They may learn ways to be flexible with guests and gain experience with Grill, Saute’, Sushi and various stations. They may learn banquet operations and commissary storage, how to create a unique culinary experience, and how to plate & execute upscale a la carte dining.

Housing and Transportation

Your Host Organization will arrange temporary housing on-site for the first 14 days.

  • Temporary Housing is not required for the job placement, but is provided by your Host Organization on-site for the first two weeks of your program for $60 per night + taxes & fees.
  • Participants may be required to sign a housing agreement. By signing the program information guide and/or housing agreement, participants are agreeing to stay at housing that has been pre-arranged for the entire length of the agreement.
  • Any damage to the property will result in participants paying the cost as determined by the housing management.
  • Detailed housing arrangement will be disclosed by GEC prior to arrivals.
  • Temporary Housing for the first 2 weeks is $60 per night + taxes and fees ($501.55 per week for 1-person occupancy and $250.78 per week for 2-person occupancy). After that point, you will be responsible for securing your own permanent housing.
  • Your Host Organization will assign rooming lists based on arrival/departure dates and specific roommates may not be guaranteed.
  • Your Host Organization will assign rooming lists based on arrival/departure dates and specific roommates may not be guaranteed.
  • By accepting placement and signing training plan, exchange visitors assume responsibility to read the House Rules and agree to abide by all terms and conditions of this Agreement and the House Rules.
  • Various Transportation options available and might include Public Transportation, Taxi/Shuttle Service, & Ride Share (Uber/Lyft).

The above information is accurate at this time but final placement arrangements are subject to change. When you have been selected, please carefully review your final placement details in your Program Information Guide. It is your responsibility to read and understand your placement details BEFORE signing your work agreement and Program Information Guide acknowledgment form that indicates the acceptance of your placement details.