Application Requirements

The Disney Culinary Program occurs year-round, and seasons vary in length for each student and school. The specific program timeframe will be discussed at time of interview.

In order to submit an application for the Disney Culinary Program, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Be enrolled as a full-time or part-time student in a School of Culinary Arts, seeking a certificate or degree OR enrolled in a culinary/baking and pastry school, studying toward a Baking and Pâtisserie Science degree
    • Students must be currently enrolled and taking at least one class in an accredited college or university in the United States and have completed at least one semester or have graduated in the past 12 months.
    • Students who have not yet graduated from high school but have dual enrollment with a college are not eligible to apply.
    • Those who have taken college courses, but are currently taking “time off” from school are not eligible to apply.
  • Meet any school requirements for participation
    • Students also must meet any additional criteria their school requires for participation in our program. This may include GPA, grade level and number of credit hours earned. Schools will be contacted to verify eligibility on
  • Candidates must be receptive to our appearance standards, The Disney Look.
    • Participants must be compliant with these guidelines upon arrival.
    • In order to maintain a safe and healthy environment, all cast members working in Food & Beverage positions must comply with State-mandated regulatory food standards.
  • Be at least 18 years of age by the time the program begins
  • Possess unrestricted work authorization

Attention International Students

To be eligible for this program, you must be currently enrolled in a college/university in the United States and possess unrestricted US work authorization. Contact your international student advisor if you have questions regarding your eligibility.

Reminder: Should an invitation be extended to you, you will be required to submit verification of your legal right to work in the United States at the time of your arrival.

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