Miami J-1 Culinary

Program coming to Cebu City!


Apply for the J-1 Culinary Training Program, an adventure of a lifetime!

The U.S.A. J-1 Culinary Training Program is a cultural exchange program by the U.S. Department of State, which gives students, recent graduates and young professionals from around the world the opportunity to come to the U.S. and share their culture and ideas with Americans while receiving in-depth Culinary training in the best hotels and resorts throughout the United States for up to 12 months.

  • Live in the United States for up to 12 months and receive in-depth training in the Culinary department.

  • Receive hourly pay while undergoing training.

  • Receive a minimum of 32 hours per week of training.

  • Learn about the U.S. culture and experience a U.S. workplace.

  • Improve your English language skills.

  • Travel through the United States for up to 30 days after your training program has finished

  • Training 4 Hospitality offers a complete J-1 program. Program fees include your J-1 visa documentation, a fantastic hourly paid position in Culinary Arts or Front Office, insurance premiums, sourcing of housing, preparation for your hotel interview and embassy appointment interview, pre-departure orientation, 24/7 emergency support while you are in the USA and much more!

  • You are currently enrolled in a Hospitality or Culinary degree and your college is recognized by your local government OR

  • You have graduated from a Hospitality or Culinary degree in the past 12 months OR

  • You have graduated from a Hospitality or Culinary degree longer than 12 months ago and have 12 months of full time work experience in the Hospitality industry or Culinary Arts outside the United States OR

  • You have at least 5 years of full time work experience in the Hospitality or Culinary industry


Training 4 Hospitality is very transparant about our program fees so you know exactly what you have to pay before applying for the J-1 Culinary Program. All fees are listed here:​

  • A deposit of $100 after having a Skype interview with us and being accepted into the J-1 Program

  • For a 6 month program length: $2,395 after you have secured your Culinary training offer

  • For a 12 month program length: $2,980 after you have secured your Culinary training offer

  • SEVIS fee: $180

  • Embassy appointment fee: $160

  • Airfare


All Training positions are hourly paid. The hourly pay for this specific training is $10 per hour. 

Your hourly pay covers your living expenses and gives you the opportunity to save some money to travel after your Training program ends.

You have to pay a small amount of taxes on your pay, which will be withheld automatically by your Host Employer (around $10 per week). After your training program ends, you can claim part of these taxes back with the help of Training 4 Hospitality's partners.


Program Length and Start Date

12 Months, October & November 2018

Hourly Pay and Number of Hours

$10, guaranteed 32 hours per week

(35-40 hours on average)


15 miles from downtown Miami, Florida and 30 minutes from South Beach.

Culinary Training Rotations

Garde Manger - Hot Banquets - Pastry - Hot Kitchen Casual Restaurant - Hot Kitchen 4 Diamond Rated Restaurant


J-1 visa documents (DS forms), insurance, placement and our expert advice

excludes SEVIS ($180), embassy appointment fee ($160) and airfare


We keep the application process as simple as possible for your convenience.​ The average application takes around 3 months to complete, from the moment you apply to the moment your visa is approved. Please find the application steps here:

  1. Attend one of our information sessions at Quest Hotel in Cebu City on July 31st 2018 starting from 10 AM. You can walk in all day until 4 PM. We are holding information sessions every hour. You can find us at Private Room 2.

  2. Have a Skype video interview with our team on the spot, to be accepted into the program and to check for the visa eligibility.

  3. Pay your $100 program deposit and start collecting your J-1 visa documentation.

  4. Review the offer for the Culinary training position we send you and prepare for your hotel interview. The hotel Skype video interviews will take place in the first two weeks of August.

  5. After a successful hotel interview, sign your hotel offer letter, which explains the position, hourly pay and other important details and pay your remaining program fees.

  6. Send Training 4 Hospitality your J-1 visa documentation so you can be sent the J-1 visa documentation (these are called DS forms).

  7. Prepare for your embassy appointment at your local U.S. embassy. We help you prepare for a successful appointment.

  8. Receive proof of your insurance and arrange housing with the help of Training 4 Hospitality. 

  9. Visit the U.S. embassy. After a successful appointment you receive your J-1 visa within a couple of days.

  10. Book your flight and start an amazing adventure in the United States!