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Omni Louisville Culinary

Omni Louisville

A block from both I-65 and the Kentucky International Convention Center, this sleek, modern hotel is a mile from the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory.

Polished rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows with city views, plus local art, flat-screen TVs, bourbon bars, safes and Wi-Fi access. Suites add living rooms and free-standing soaking tubs. Room service is offered 24/7.

Dining and nightlife options range from a hip restaurant/bar with a terrace, to a posh speakeasy-style lounge and bowling alley. Breakfast is available. There’s also a vibrant market, a rooftop pool with fire pits, and a spa, as well as 70,000 sq ft of event space.

Louisville, KY

Louisville, Kentucky is the largest city in the state and the sixteenth largest in the country. The city was founded in 1778 by George Rogers Clark and named after King Louis XVI. It lies on the Ohio River near the border with Indiana. The metro area is widely referred to as “Kentuckiana,” and residents of Louisville are known as Louisvillians. The city is best known for the Kentucky Derby, the most popular event in horse racing and known as the “most exciting two minutes in sports.”

The four most popular attractions Louisville has to offer are the Louisville Slugger Museum, with the world’s largest bat; the Louisville Science Center, which now has a $7.6 million human body exhibit; Glassworks, a space housing works from 50 glass artists; and the Frazier Historical Arms Museum. The downtown area is alive with performing arts venues, such as the Kentucky Center, which hosts local and national theater programming. The East Market Street Neighborhood has become an attraction due to its restaurants and art galleries. There are many charming neighborhoods in the city, including Old Louisville with its 19th-century charm.

There are many spectator sports to enjoy in Louisville. The 13,000-seat Slugger Field is home to the Louisville Bats, the Cincinnati Red’s top minor league affiliate. The field is known as one of the best in minor league baseball and the Bats have an impressive record. The University of Louisville’s men’s basketball team plays at Freedom Hall. Churchill Downs is the site of the Kentucky Derby, the most famous horse racing event in the country. The Valhalla Golf Club is located in Louisville and hosted the 1996 and 2000 PGA Championships. The city has one of the best skateparks in the country, the Louisville Extreme Park. High school sports enjoy a high degree of popularity in the city, with schools like Trinity, St. Xavier, and Male winning an impressive number of titles.


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.