THE HOST

Set 3 miles from Amelia Island State Park, this upscale oceanfront resort is also 9 miles from Amelia Island Museum of History.

The airy and stylish beach-themed rooms feature balconies or patios, tea and coffee making facilities, and mini fridges, plus iPod docks, Wi-Fi and flat-screen HDTVs. Many have sea views. Suites add kitchenettes, dining tables and sitting areas with pull-out sofas.

Dining options include an upscale restaurant and a seafood bar and grill. There are indoor and outdoor pools, a day spa and 3 golf courses, plus 80,000 sq ft of meeting space. A daily resort fee covers access to the fitness center, the beach and parking.

 

Fernandina Beach, FL

Fernandina Beach is a city in and the county seat of Nassau County, Florida , United States. It is the northernmost city on Florida’s Atlantic coast, situated on Amelia Island, and is one of the principal municipalities comprising Greater jacksonville. The area was first inhabited by the Timucuan Indian people. Known as the “Isle of 8 Flags”, Amelia Island has had the flags of the following nations flown over it: France, Spain, Great Britain, Spain (again), the Republic of East Florida (1812), the Republic of the Floridas (1817), Mexico, the Confederate States of America , and the United States.

The French, English, and Spanish all maintained a presence on Amelia Island at various times during the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries, but the Spanish established Fernandina. The town of Fernandina, which was about a mile from the present city, was named in honor of King Ferdinand VII of Spain by the governor of the Spanish province of East Florida, Enrique White. Fernandina has the distinction of being the last Spanish city platted in the Western Hemisphere, in 1811.

According to the 2010 Census, the city population was 11,487. It is the seat of Nassau County. It is also the largest incorporated city in the county since Yulee is an unincorporated town.

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.