The Office of Alice Waters is offering a three month long internship to a student or recent graduate wishing to gain experience in a stimulating gastronomic environment. This is an unpaid opportunity to be fully immersed in the world of the Edible Schoolyard Project and Chez Panisse Restaurant, and see Alice Waters’s many projects first-hand. The intern will work very closely with Alice Waters’s assistants and will represent the Office of Alice Waters on the phone and via correspondence. There will also be interaction with the chefs and staff of Chez Panisse, the Edible Schoolyard Project, and The Edible Schoolyard program at Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School in Berkeley.  Opportunities to work in the kitchen for a few hours or volunteer at the Edible Schoolyard are also a possibility.

The internship takes place at the Office of Alice Waters, next to Chez Panisse Restaurant and Café in Berkeley, California.  It is an unpaid position, but a staff lunch is provided daily by Chez Panisse chefs.  The intern is expected to work roughly from 9am – 5pm five days a week.

Our next available position starts December 1st. We also have positions available Spring, Summer, and Fall.

Daily Responsibilities:

  • Opening and responding to the mail
  • Answering the phone and responding to emails
  • Helping with special mailings for the restaurant and the Edible Schoolyard Project
  • Filing
  • Organizing the Chez Panisse archives
  • Assisting with special events for Alice Waters, the Edible Schoolyard Project, and the restaurant

Job Qualifications:

  • Very strong organizational skills
  • Competency with Microsoft Excel and Word (Photoshop and In Design a plus)
  • Very good writing abilities
  • Ability to handle fast-paced environment.
  • Strong interest in gastronomy from an ecological, agricultural and cultural perspective
Berkeley, California
Publicaton Date: 
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - 12:00am
Company Name: 
Office of Alice Waters