Program Summary


This unique and exciting program allows students and professionals the opportunity to train with the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Centerthe largest, non-gaming hotel in the United States! During this culinary arts placement, you will rotate around the resort's culinary departments, allowing you to maximize your exposure to daily dining operations. A Marriott-owned and operated hotel, this program will provide you with a great opportunity to kick-start your hotel career with a global brand!
Not only that, being based just outside of Nashville, Tennessee, means that you have everything this vibrant city, famous for its country music, has to offer on your doorstep!
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On this exciting intern and training program, you will spend 12 months working at the Gaylord Opryland Resort as a member of the Culinary Arts department, on a progressive rotational training program to experience several areas of the hotel.
In this program, you will follow rotations based on your tailor-made training program. Some of the rotations that you might follow are:
  • Hot food station
  • Live station
  • Garde manger
  • Line cook
  • Fine dining
  • Banqueting and events
Participants will be provided with a range of learning opportunities throughout the year, gaining exposure to a range of front-desk and concierge operations. Guest check-in and room assignments, operating a telephone switchboard system, running and checking daily reports, processing all guest requests and concerns, and providing excellent guest service at all times will become part of the everyday responsibilities in this role. Most importantly, you will learn how to complete these to the high standards that you would expect from a leading Marriott resort, gaining a skill set that will compliment your professional career and enhance your future career prospects.

The pay rate for this program is $17.00 USD per hour and you will be scheduled to work a minimum of 32 hours per week.

Participants in this program will be required to obtain a J-1 Intern or Trainee visa through Yummy Jobs and will be able to train for a period of time as outlined by Gaylord Opryland. Upon completion of the program, participants will have up to 30 days to travel within the United States. Participants must then return to their home country upon completion of the program.


Expect an extraordinary experience at Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center; the largest, non-gaming hotel in the United States! Featuring 2,888 stylish guestrooms, 700,000 modern square feet in meeting space, and over 9 acres of gardens and waterways underneath signature glass atriums. The resort features multiple restaurants and shopping opportunities for guests right under their roof. 
Guests can relax and unwidn in the on-site Relâche Spa & Salon, or gather for an outing at Gaylord Springs Golf Links. Opryland's indoor and outdoor pools and 9 acres of lush, indoor gardens and cascading waterfalls will impress all visitors.
Check out everything that the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center has to offer!


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Gaylord Opryland is home to SoundWaves - a 4 acre, 3-level luxury indoor/outdoor waterpark with dedicated recreation areas for adults, young children, and families! During this program, you will also get to experience Gaylord Opryland's famous "A Country Christmas" - a festive celebration throughout the Holiday season which features an ice kingdom, exclusive theatre and dinner shows, ice-skating, snow tubing, and over 3 million Christmas lights!
In the local area, guests can also explore popular nearby attractions including the Grand Ole Opry, Opry Mills, the Country Music Hall of Fame and the General Jackson Showboat.
Housing for this program is self-sourced. Yummy Jobs has resources and guidance to help you find suitable accommodations. You can stay at the Gaylord Opryland for 2 weeks whilst you source your accommodation at a subsidised rate of $60 per night or $30 per night if you are sharing.
  • Applicants will be required to attend a pre-screen interview via video call with a member of the Yummy Jobs Team in order to be considered.​

  • If successful, applicants will be required to attend a final interview with the Gaylord Opryland HR Team via video call.

​Please note, all dates are subject to change