Vegetarian Cooking Internship

Join Yogaville’s chefs for training in our vegetarian kitchen!

kitchen internship 1As a subset of the Ashram Yogi Program, the Vegetarian Cooking Internship gives participants an opportunity to explore their interest in vegetarian cooking and kitchen procedures through hands-on experience while deepening Integral Yoga practices and principles.

For more information call 1-434-969-3121 ext. 176 or download, fill out and email the application to the Resident Services department at residentservices@yogaville.org.

Understanding the nutritional requirements of a vegetarian diet, cooking seasonally and learning fundamental techniques for preparing ethnic cuisines are just a few of the areas covered in this comprehensive resident program.

Curriculum

  • Basic vegetarian nutritional standards
  • Ethnic food preparation: Indian, Thai, Chinese, Mexican, and Italian
  • Basic bread making
  • Fundamental cooking techniques
  • Proper use of tools and equipment
  • Kitchen safety
  • Inventory, ordering, storage, and recipe development
  • Kitchen standards: hygiene, sanitation, and food safety

Prerequisites

  • The Vegetarian Cooking Internship is open to those who have served as a Living Yoga Trainee (LYT), with the recommendation of the LYT Coordinator, former resident program enrollees, or to graduates of an Ashram Integral Yoga Teacher Training.
  • Ashram Yogis commit to serving three (3) consecutive months, with a monthly review, renewable with the approval of the Residential Services Supervisor.
  • A commitment to live in harmony with the Yogaville community and to conform to the Integral Yoga Lifestyle Principles is part of this Program.

Objectives

  • Learn the fundamental administrative skills of daily meal development in the Yogaville kitchen.
  • Daily Spiritual practice (Hatha Yoga, mediation, scripture studies, karma yoga).
  • Create, prepare and cook nutritious, delicious vegetarian meals for the entire Yogaville Community and its guests.

Vegetarian Cooking Internship Financial Arrangements

#1 – Standard Arrangement

  • $400 per month
  • 22 service hours per week (six, 3.5-hour kitchen service shifts + one support staff service shift)
  • Time Distribution: half service and half study/free time

#2 – Split Arrangement

  • $300 per month
  • 31 service hours per week (eight, 3.5-hour kitchen service shifts + one support staff service shift)
  • Time Distribution: three-quarters service and one quarter study/free time

#3 – Full-Time Arrangement

  • $0 per month (full-time service)
  • 38 service hours (ten, 3.5- hour kitchen service shifts + one support staff service shift)
  • Time Distribution: full service, with time off for sadhana and 1 free day.
    Arrangement #3 is only available to those who have the strength and vitality to comfortably serve this many hours while attending required sadhana.

Call 1-434-969-3121 ext. 176 or download the PDF application, fill out and email it to residentservices@yogaville.org.