While students spend many hours in the teaching kitchens mastering their culinary, pastry and baking skills, having practical experience in the culinary industry helps make you more marketable when you start your professional culinary career.
The OCCI faculty work closely with each student that has completed his or her course work to refer them to appropriate job opportunities. The extensive professional network of our chef instructors help our students to secure outstanding jobs upon graduation.
Throughout the OCCI program, students are constantly taught the expectations of the culinary industry and how to be culinary professionals. They are held to a high standard of attendance, conduct, safety, cleanliness and professional appearance. These skills and knowledge are crucial when students interview for jobs and help OCCI students stand out from the competition.
Our students have secured envious jobs in world renowned resorts such as Mar-A-Largo, (Palm Beach, FL), Sheraton Resort, (Maui, HI) Bandon Dunes Resort, (OR), and other exotic locations.
Before you start your job, you need to complete externship paperwork, eitherCulinary or Baking (starting paperwork). Once you send your chef this paperwork you will be registered for your externship. Please be aware of the registration deadlines. Plan to have your paperwork to your chef by 5:00 P.M. Friday of the first week of the term, if not sooner. If you send us your paperwork after the deadline you will not be registered until the following term and this can impact your financial aid. The forms below are fillable pdf's.
You are expected to communicate with your Chef Instructor during your externship. The first communication will be in the form of the Confirmation Notice. A phone call or email will be required halfway through the externship. An exit phone call or visit will also be required in your last week of your externship. This is necessary to receive full credit.
Once you have worked (396 hours) you need to fill out the finishing externship paperwork for your Cohort; Culinary or Baking (Ending Paperwork). Please make sure you fill out the Graduation Application and turn it in with your externship packet. You must also complete the graduation survey, and load exit interview. You cannot graduate without completing these steps.
Send all paperwork to:Oregon Coast Culinary Institute - Attention: YOUR CHEF INSTRUCTOR1988 NewmarkCoos Bay, Oregon 97420
Loan Exit Interview - click on Complete Exit Counseling