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Culinary Extern
Brand: Union Square Cafe
Req#: 455223
Updated: 10/30/2017
Job Type: Intern/Extern
Location: Union Square Cafe (101 East 19th Street)
Category: Back of House
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Job Description


Union Square Cafe is seeking

Culinary Externs

to join the team!


Union Square Cafe and Daily Provisions welcome a select group of ambitious culinary externs to add their unique background to our restaurant story. We teach our externs to build upon the skills they've already acquired from culinary school and prior work experiences. Each day our externs are actively involved with chefs who are focused and creative teachers. We have developed a strong community that is a clear extension of the Union Square Cafe lineage. Our goal is to prepare students to join the best kitchens in the world.

A Culinary Extern at Union Square Cafe and Daily Provisions will be exposed to the following:

  • Receive/label/store market deliveries
  • Hone basic knife skills
  • Kitchen Cleaning / Sanitation
  • Assist cooks in preparing components for their stations
  • Learn to set-up a station independently
  • A rotation in the Daily Provisions kitchen
  • And much more!


  • Based on culinary school requirements and/or availability
  • Food Safety Knowledge
  • General Knife Handling
  • Kitchen Cleaning / Sanitation
  • Vegetable and Protien Breakdown
  • Vegetable Cookery 

Physical Demands:

  • Able to stand for longer than 8 hours (must)
  • Able to move or lift 50 pounds on an intermittent basis and 35 pounds regularly (must)
  • Able to bend, stoop, lift, reach, push, pull, twist, climb stairs, walk, crouch, and squat (must) 
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