BCA Global is searching for an intern to assist us. Here is a bit of information about the BCA. In today's changing and challenging environment education will be a minimum requirement to attain career success and advancement in any industry. The same holds true for the culinary and hospitality industry, the largest industry in America today. As the foodservice industry continues to develop, it will depend upon the services of a highly trained workforce. BCA plays an important role in preparing students and professionals of color (Asian-American, Native America, Hispanic, and Black) with the specialized skills needed for this field which translates to social-economic empowerment for themselves and their families. As a key resource to the industry supporting a diverse pool of qualified young people, the BCA creates the opportunity to advance the growth of diversity from a grassroots and foundational level and serves an important niche. That is why BCA strives to increase programs through support so we may continue to provide educational information and industry exposure which will help individuals become valuable employees crucial to the continued growth of the culinary and hospitality industry today and the future. The BCA methodology of bridging foodservice and diversity excellence will also be the strategic platform and vehicle to introduce the importance of food sustainability, waste reduction, and health issues presently not being addressed in urban foodservice and communities. Please check out our website, www.bcaglobal.org for more information on our organization. We are looking for a hardworking, detail-oriented, and ambitious intern. Hours: 10-20 hours per week with flexible scheduling. Location: Office located on 37th St. between 5th and 6th. College Credit: We will cooperate with your school to help you attain credit for your internship. Skills: Should be literate in Microsoft Suite (primarily Word and Excel) Some experience with website maintenance preferred but not required Experienced with general website research Familiar and able to update social media (Facebook, Linked In, Twitter, Social Oomph, etc.) Able to assist management staff with daily/periodic projects Able to assist management with various aspects of event planning Comfortable with general administrative work (Correspondence, filing, answering phones, etc.) Able to assist in the development of our membership services, which will be a primary focus. Traits: Exceptional organizational skills Creative and innovative thinking; able to bring new ideas to our expanding organization Able to work well independently Pays strong attention to detail Interested, please send a detailed cover letter stating your qualifications and interest in the BCA as the e-mail body and a resume at email@example.com
Mailing Address: 244 Madison Avenue, Suite 305, New York, NY 10016, US
The BCA is a nationwide non-profit educational and networking organization of hospitality and food service professionals. Incorporated as a 501(c)(3) in 1998, our mission is to create exposure and provide educational and professional opportunities for culinary and hospitality professionals of color. We accomplish this objective by providing quality educational and employment resources, job coaching, mentoring and assistance with placement, and networking support. Additionally, the BCA exposes inner-city high school students to the culinary arts through workshops and opportunities that introduce culinary arts as a viable career option.
In 1993, three graduates of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY, including the current president, Alex Askew, met to discuss issues concerning African-Americans in the culinary and hospitality industries. The resulting organization, the Black Culinarian Alliance, was created to analyze and address the lack of education, awareness and exposure for African-Americans in these fields. The Black Culinarian Alliance would prove beneficial for both African-Americans and the culinary and hospitality industries. With education as a cornerstone, the organization moved forward in promoting career opportunities for African-Americans in the culinary and hospitality fields. Operating as the Black Culinarian Alumni Chapter of the Culinary Institute of America, it was the first membership of its kind for minority graduates of a culinary institution.
Incorporated as the Black Culinarian Alliance in 1998, and now known simply as the BCA, membership is composed of all ethnic groups and represents one of the largest percentages of professional women in the industry. Embracing this inclusion and understanding the rapidly growing multicultural audience and marketplace, the BCA continues with its objectives and remains focused on its mission as it pertains to all culinary professionals and students of color.
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