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Five Reasons Florida Resort Jobs Rock

October 14, 2009 Le Cordon Bleu Orlando 0 Comments

Florida is one of the most traveled to destinations in the world. Between the beautiful Miami beaches and Disney World fame, visitors come not just from other U.S. states but also from other areas of the globe, which means Florida resorts are filled with thousands of hungry tourists.

Food service job opportunities abound at Florida resorts. Some of the FL culinary jobs include:

  • Wait staff
  • Greeters
  • Restaurant managers
  • Line cooks
  • Bartenders
  • Banquet staff
  • Pastry chef or baking professional, and
  • Executive chef

These roles, especially at Florida resorts, give the culinary professional a chance to implement their creative skills and manage full-scale kitchens and bakeries.

Theme Parks are Magical Places

While Disney World may be Florida’s most popular Florida resort, there are hundreds more resorts around. Because the beaches are so widely visited, because NASA draws space enthusiasts, and because year-round weather brings all level of golfers to Florida, food service jobs can be found throughout the state.

Here are just a few of the resorts around: Mandarin Oriental Miami, Silver Lake Resort in Kissimmee, Sailport Resort in Tampa, and Hyatt Key West Resort & Spa.

Cooking in Florida is Hot

So why do these FL culinary jobs rock? Florida resort food service jobs are great for five reasons:

1 – Social life. When working in food service you meet many new people; both co-workers and customers. Of course your first role is to provide excellent food service, there is always an opportunity to interact for a short time each and every day.

2 – Career development. When you work in a FL culinary job you will soon realize there are many job opportunities within a Florida resort—whether you are a chef or just starting out as a bar back. Some resorts have multiple restaurants and banquet facilities meaning there can be a lot of sideways movement within a company. Additionally, most resorts are one of many resorts under an umbrella organization such as the companies that run the Marriott or Hyatt, for example.

3 – Education. Through on the job training and experience you will learn about food preparation, customer service, trends in Florida cuisine, restaurant management, and the hospitality industry while working in a resort.

4 – The perks. Usually employees of a Florida resort receive discounts on night stays at the resort and associated resorts and hotels. Additionally, this may give you discounted rates at golf courses, swimming pools, spas, theme parks, and more.

5 – The tips. Almost all people working in food service positions accept tips. Now if you are a baker or a chef in Florida that might not be the case, but the notoriety and the salary will make up for that fact.


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