INTERNSHIPS │ CAREER NAVIGATION │ PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT │ ALUMNI
Students enrolled in Culinary Principles (625-Hour) and Fundamentals of Basic Food Service (250-Hour) are required to complete an enriching internship experience. The internship component of these courses are designed as a continuation of skills development while gaining on-the-job training. Students are encouraged to select an internship geared towards the career path they wish to pursue post-graduation and to use there networking skills, learned in Professional Development classes, to build lasting relationships with other professionals in the field.
We at D'Avolio Culinary Institute have an unshaken commitment to the career development needs of our students and alumni. Students enrolled in Culinary Principles (625-Hour) and Fundamentals of Basic Food Service (250-Hour) are supported in their professional pursuits during and after their education. Students are assisted with navigating the culinary field in WNY (or a destination of their choosing), job searching, and applications. Alumni are welcome to seek these services for a life-time post-graduation.
Students are equipped with the tools necessary for navigating the fast-paced and "in-demand" field of the culinary arts. Our Culinary Principles (625-Hour) and Fundamentals of Basic Food Service (250-Hour) courses are designed to give the student the opportunity to be self-reflective of their experience and skill sets; explore best practices when working as a member of a team; construct essential tools such as work portfolios, resumes, and cover letters; and gain a deeper understanding of interviewing.
Your time spent learning at DCI may come to an end, but your journey continues with D'Avolio Culinary Institute! Graduates of our academic programs are inducted into the DCI Alumni Association during commencement. Alumni enjoy lifetime career connections support from Career Services, and many networking opportunities with WNY culinary arts professionals and fellow Alumni. Join the tradition!