Cultural Representative Program - France with Bocuse
Chefs de France: Bocuse on Walt Disney World®
Since 1982, the Bocuse house has been making the guests of Walt Disney World park dream about France by giving them the opportunity to live a unique and wonderful experience at the French pavilion of EPCOT. They can live a typical French experience and taste the most famous French meals.
To make this experience real, every year, hundreds of young French candidates are representing their country and their culture while working at Walt Disney World® for the Bocuse family.
Composed of a luxurious French Brasserie, a fine-dining restaurant"Monsieur Paul", a creperie and a French Bakery, the "Chefs de France" offer many job opportunities for young French eager to represent the culture and the French "savoir-faire".
Discover Chefs de France:
The Cultural Representative Program
To work in the United States, you will need a visa. Our agency will assist for the visa demand. The cultural representative program is giving you the opportunity to work in the USA while representing your country towards the international guests of Walt Disney World®.
This program is for the young French people willing to share their culture: French gastronomy, touristic places, their accent and their traditions!
Our team will be assisting you with every step of the process, including the request of the cultural representative visa, Q1. A few weeks before your departure, you will have your visa appointment at the US Embassy in order to officially request your visa.
Conditions to participate:
Be at least 18 years old
Have French nationality
Be available 6or 12 months (only a few possibilities for 6 months programs)
Have experience in the Food & Beverage industry
We are recruiting all year long for Chefs de France program. Many positions are available, don't hesitate to share with your friends!
To find out more about the positions available (salary, conditions...), please click on the job descriptions below:
Your departure must be prepared with care, which is why we usually recruit between 6 months and 1 year in advance.
We are currently recruiting for departures starting from summer 2023. If you are interested in the program, you can apply now!
Please note: the departure dates are indicative. They are likely to change according to the needs of the employer, your capacity to complete your file in due time, as well as your documents (you need to have a valid passport for example). We have departure all year round.
For information, our recruitment process is currently online, on Zoom.
My life in Orlando
You will register with Disney® in order to book your accommodation before your departure.
You will live in the Disney residence with roommates from all around the world. The residence is close to the Walt Disney World® park (near to all amenities: supermarket, bank...)
Your bedroom will be individual or shared with 1 other person. 4 persons per appartment maximum.
The Disney® residence is fully furnished: internet, swimming pool, fitness room (you will need to bring your linens).
The rent will be directly deducted from your salary. It varies from $195 to $235 per week depending on the apartment (price for 2023).
Events are often organized by Disney® Housings, you will be able to participate for free.
You can learn more about your future residence by visiting their website.
International Services is assisting you for every step
Since 1992, our agency has been recruiting and assisting the candidates in their international career.
Once you have been selected for the program, our team will be assisting you in every step in the process, until your departure to Orlando (visa appointment, medical insurance, travel...).
You will be able to follow-up your process in your online profile and have a quick access to your file and to the important documents.
What budget should I prepare?
Program Participation Fee
The amount of the PPF is 250€. Payment wll be requested when you are selected and have a departure date. This fee is used to confirm your participation for the program and includes the access to events organized in your Disney residence.
US embassy Fee
You will need to book an appointment at the US embassy and will be ask to pay a US$190 fee. We remind you that the Q1 visa cost is supported by your employer, Chefs de France.
Medical coverage is strongly recommended when you start working on the United States, you may want to contract a medical insurance policy for the first 3 months of your program (from 51€/month).
The one we recommend is Mondassur, you can learn more about it by clicking here.
1st week rent
You must pay your first week's rent in advance, at the latest 1 week before your departure. These costs amount to 205€ (price for 2023).
Our departures are grouped departures, which include our Travel Package: leave with peace of mind and travel with the other participants in the program!
We will first ask you to pay a deposit of €200 to book your plane ticket, then the remaining amount of the payment about 1 month before your departure (approximately €650, depending on the season).
The "Travel Package" International Services includes:
Your flight (booked with regular airlines only) ; it can be modified without extra fees
1 hotel night with breakfast (shared room with another participant of the program, non gender-mix)
Shuttle (airport -> hotel and hotel -> Disney housing)
If you would like an individual departure, please talk directly to your recruiter. You will then be responsible for organizing your arrival to your Disney residence for your check-in. You will have to wait to have your visa before booking your plane ticket (in case of change for your date of departure and/or visa delay).