Metz Culinary Management, has partnered with the Culinary Institute of America, local Pennsylvania schools and three prominent business clients to provide students with paid internship and externship opportunities.
"These internships and externships are mutually beneficial," says Cheryl McCann, vice president of human resources. "The students will help Metz grow as they bring exciting and fresh ideas to the table and we are proud to pass on our high standards of quality to the next generation of culinary professionals. We will look at these apprentices as candidates for career opportunities once they graduate."
Metz clients Blue Cross, J. M. Smucker Co. and Wyoming Seminary have been approved by the CIA for 18-week paid externships. In addition to pay, participating students will receive academic credits and a letter grade for their performance. Offered exclusively to CIA students, externship opportunities allow trainees to develop their cooking or baking skills and knowledge they have acquired during their initial 30 weeks of instruction.
Metz is also collaborating with Wilkes-Barre Area Career & Technical Center and Penn College to provide students with paid culinary internships that will allow them to excel in their respective fields. The internships will cover all aspects of hospitality, from food preparation to guest service. Metz will also create presentations, field trips and dining experiences for students to expose them to all facets of the industry.