Culinary Internships

Culinary internships offer hands-on training

Hands-On Learning

Culinary students can get practical experience preparing high-quality food.

Publix offers students in culinary arts programs an opportunity to get on-the-job experience in baking, cake decorating, meat cutting, or deli preparations. Culinary internships are provided to students who:

  • are actively enrolled in the culinary arts program at any of the schools listed below
  • have completed certain courses
  • are recommended by their culinary arts program instructors
  • seek experience in a skill area needed by one of our stores and
  • seem promising to the store managers who interview them.

Culinary interns usually work part-time since they are in school. The internships last between 10 and 24 weeks, depending on the academic needs of the student.

Career Opportunities

Interns who excel are almost always offered employment at Publix once their internship ends—and nearly all of them accept that offer. By then, the interns understand the earning possibilities in our skilled positions, the tremendous benefits of being owners of the company, and the management opportunities that await.

Our Academic Partners

Publix closely evaluates schools that want to participate in our culinary internship program. We want our academic partners to hold the same high standards we do. For that reason, we prefer to work with schools that have culinary arts programs accredited by the American Culinary Federation. However, we are open to working with other programs if they have an accredited sanitation program such as Serve Safe and teachers certified by the American Culinary Federation.

These are our current academic partners:

School Name City State
Webber University Babson Park FL
Manatee Technical School Bradenton FL
Pinellas Technical Education Center Clearwater FL
Atlantic Technical Center Coconut Creek FL
McFatter Technical Center Davie FL
Lake Technical Center Eustis FL
Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale Ft. Lauderdale FL
Fort Myers Institute of Technology Ft. Myers FL
Indian River State College Ft. Pierce FL
Sheridan Technical Center Hollywood FL
Immokalee Technical Center Immokalee FL
Florida State College at Jacksonville Jacksonville FL
Technical Education Center of Osceola Kissimmee FL
Traviss Technical Center Lakeland FL
Keiser University Melbourne FL
Le Cordon Bleu-Miami Miramar FL
Lorenzo Walker Institute of Technology Naples FL
Le Cordon Bleu Schools-North America Orlando FL
Valencia College Orlando FL
Charlotte Technical School Port Charlotte FL
Keiser University-Sarasota Sarasota FL
Sarasota County Technical Institute Sarasota FL
Keiser University-Tallahassee Tallahassee FL
Hillsborough Community College Tampa GA
The Tampa Art Institute Tampa FL
Athens Technical College Athens GA
Le Cordon Bleu Atlanta GA
Gwinnett Technical College Lawrenceville GA