Culinary Institute of Virginia
Employer Externship Program Employer's Page

As an employer, would you be interested in serving as an Official Culinary Institute of Virginia Externship Program Site? A student’s externship is a vital element of his or her “real world”, hands-on education. Students are required to complete a specified number of hours at an approved site in order to complete their program requirements. Our guidelines for approving an externship site are stringent.

If you are interested in learning more about our externship program and possibly employing one or more of our students as part of this program, please contact Andy Gladstein at 757-858-CHEF or toll free 1-866-619-CHEF or complete the form (on this page) and submit your information.

General Information
  • The rate of pay varies depending on geography, the student's skill level, type of position, and housing arrangements.
  • Travel and housing is the student's responsibility.
  • The externship is designed to provide “real world”, hands-on training to help the student acquire basic skills, to broaden the student's view of the culinary field, to build a resume, and to expose the student to the expertise of others in the industry.

Program Application
The Culinary Institute of Virginia's externship program is an integral part of our student's education. As a result, the guidelines to be an approved externship site are stringent.

Click here to download our Externship Site Application (PDF).
Question About Our Externship Program? Complete and Submit.
You can also contact Andy Gladstein at
757-858-CHEF or toll-free 1-866-619-CHEF.
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