STAGING FACT FILE – how to apply for a Stage Noma, Mugaritz……..

Key facts for staging at the world’s top restaurants

 

Noma

 

What is the application process?  Contact via email then complete an application form

 

What is the Waiting time? 6-7 months (4 months of which are for the Danish Labour Agency to review the application)

 

Is accommodation provided? No

 

Minimum / maximum period? Minimum 13 weeks

 

Contact for stage requests intern@noma.dk

 

What is the minimum required training / experience? At least two years formal education in cookery

 

Any other important information? Interns must be at least 18 years of age

 

 

 

Mugaritz

 

What is the application process?  Send a CV or fill in the online form. There will be a short telephone interview.

 

What is the Waiting time? There isn´t a waiting list as such. Mugaritz opens a selection process each year to choose the best candidates.

 

Is accommodation provided? Yes – bed and board

 

Minimum / maximum period? Minimum nine months

 

Contact for stage requests – Mugaritz website

 

What is the minimum required training / experience? Minimum one year experience

 

Any other important information?

 

 

 

The Fat Duck

 

What is the application process?  Email or post a CV

 

What is the Waiting time? There is no waiting list. Successful applicants are offered a range of start dates and these are booked on a first come, first served basis.

 

Is accommodation provided? No

 

Minimum / maximum period? One month for The Fat Duck kitchen; three months for the Experimental Kitchen

 

Contact for stage requests – email:  careers@thefatduck.co.uk  or post: Val Clarke, HR Manager, The Fat Duck, High Street, Bray, Berkshire, SL6  2AQ. 

 

What is the minimum required training / experience? Formal culinary training is not necessarily required but a candidate without this would need to have a lot of kitchen experience at a high level.

 

Any other important information?

 

Successful applicants must submit a copy of their passport and a medical questionnaire must be completed. 

 

 

 

Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons

 

What is the application process?  Fill in the online application form

 

What is the Waiting time? After September this year

 

Is accommodation provided? No but help is given with finding accommodation. Recommended local B&Bs sometimes give discounts to Le Manoir interns.

 

Minimum / maximum period? Minimum length one week / maximum length three months

 

Contact for stage requests – lemanoircareers.com

 

What is the minimum required training / experience? There is no minimum training or experience; everyone is welcome.

 

Any other important information? Le Manoir will create an individual training plan to help you meet your objectives. No matter what your level of experience you will get a chance to experience all aspects of the kitchen, even working on the pass.

 

 

 

El Celler de Can Roca

 

What is the application process?  Email CV to Maria Capell – maria@cellercanroca.com

 

What is the Waiting time? The Recruiting process starts this September for next year’s stages

 

Is accommodation provided? Yes

 

Minimum / maximum period? Minimum four months

 

Contact for stage requests  – maria@cellercanroca.com

 

What is the minimum required training / experience? You must be doing or have completed a professional cookery course or have equivalent professional experience

 

Any other important information?

Mugaritz… an experience of a life time

Mugaritz is the most emotional culinary experience I ever had since being a child and entering the japanese culture through Toshiro Mifune in 1975.

I found that emotions were not only pouring out of me but everything around me in Mugaritz was pouring into me.

Emotions is something not very popular in most kitchens and a sensitive person like myself often finds it hard as feeling, sensitivity and intelligent-creative thinking  is everything for me.

I was moved for days and still am. I even was crying at the incredible depth of this experience of a lifetime I shared together with Sergio at Mugaritz.

What everyone in Mugaritz achieved is magical and truly, I dream of this, I can feel it and love it.

This is not a review so I will not write what things are as I feel everything stads for itself no descriptions needed, only imagination. You must experience this yourself and for each one it will be different depending on how receptive you are. It is a very personal experience but surely one that is a unique experience of a lifetime.

The pictures dont even tell the story of what I felt as they only show the physical, If I could show the internal experience it would be a story of Ni and Sergio in wonderland were anything is possible with symphonies of pure delight and magic. It would be like entering a very sophisticated abstract painting, a living dimension of art and creativity.

Even the language of this region is magical and poetic.

I just feel forever grateful for this experience of a lifetime that purely gives a wealth of life to many new ideas and feelings about the world we live in.

In the midst of beautiful countryside a house of passion and ideas emerges, welcoming every person unconditionally regardless of status, serving pure creativity on a plate in an environment that is orchestrated in reverse of any principle we normally conceive. This is when you enter into wonderland: