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Spice Kitchen Incubator Catering and Events Intern Relevant Educational Qualifications Job

3 months ago Graduate Trainee / Internship /industrial Attachment Salt Lake City   81 views
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Job Description

Spice Kitchen Incubator is a culinary incubator program of the International Rescue Committee in Salt Lake City that assists new Americans and low-to-moderate income individuals plan, launch, and sustain their own food businesses through affordable technical assistance, subsidized commercial kitchen rental, and access to market opportunities.

SCOPE OF INTERN WORK: This intern will support the International Rescue Committee in Salt Lake City's Spice Kitchen Incubator program, a food business incubator program supporting new American and low-to-moderate income entrepreneurs. The intern will assist Spice Kitchen Incubator businesses during their time at special events, and will work with the Retail and Events Specialist to plan and carry out catering events for Spice Kitchen customers.

COMMITMENT: 4 months + starting in May 2021, 15-20 hours per week



  • Coordinate with Retail and Events Specialist in the facilitation of caterings, food truck events, Spice-to-Go, and Community Food Boxes
  • Assist and educate entrepreneurs about the planning and behind-the-scenes logistics involved in various events including catering, food truck parking, Spice-to-Go, and Community Food Boxes.
  • Confirm initial details for events and entrepreneur. Prepare entrepreneur(s) and menu(s) for event, draft event contracts, oversee invoices and payments, and create and print menu materials.
  • Assist with catering and event drop-offs and set ups, and tear downs when necessary
  • Work with entrepreneurs to ensure timely scheduling and reservations in the commercial kitchen
  • As needed and relevant: Support entrepreneurs at special events, including food handling, set up and tear down, managing the cash register, recording and tracking sales, commercial kitchen and equipment oversight, and general customer service as needed


    1. The intern will gain professional experience in hospitality, food and customer service, and event planning.

    2. The intern will gain experience and deepen understanding of working and communicating with diverse populations including English language learners and refugees.

    3. The intern will learn relevant skills and knowledge in food business ownership, events operations, and food business regulations


  • Currently pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree, ideal for those with or in need of experience in hospitality and/or food service
  • An interest in the food industry, business incubation, refugee communities and Spice Kitchen Incubator is an important consideration for people interested in this position as is an understanding or willingness to learn about the issues confronting disadvantaged communities interested in entering the food industry
  • Willing to learn about IRC history, philosophy, global work, and local efforts; adhere to IRC volunteer and workplace policies
  • Experience in working under Utah Health Department food standards preferred-must have Food Handlers Card or be willing to get one
  • Reliable transportation and availability to work on evenings and weekends as needed. Background and driving record check is required
  • Customer service experience in the culinary industry or elsewhere
  • An outgoing personality and ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds. Willing to learn about cross-cultural communication and ethnic backgrounds of clients. Flexibility and a sense of humor helpful!
  • Experience working in self-directed, high initiative, and low supervision environments. Independent and able to take on a project assignment and ask for help when needed. This position requires above all else a mind for organization and logistics, an ability to develop and stay on a set schedule, and a passion for food and sharing that food with your community.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English; Fluency in Arabic or Spanish a plus.

    This is an unpaid internship position. No financial compensation, including compensation for relocation, is available.

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Company Description
Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) is a leading nonsectarian, voluntary organization providing relief, protection and resettlement services for refugees and victims of oppression or violent conflict. One element of IRC’s work is to provide assistance for refugees resettling in the United States. The IRC opened an office in Phoenix, Arizona in 1994 and after in Tucson, Arizona in 1997 to provide reception and placement services for newly arrived refugees. The offices resettle refugees and provides numerous program services for refugees and related vulnerable populations throughout their integration process in Arizona.