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Spend the best year of your life on Walt Disney World!


The Patina Restaurant Group, a luxurious catering company, offers you the opportunity to work for one year in one of their establishments. Patina Restaurant Group counts more than 60 locations in restaurants and performing arts center across the United States. 


At Walt Disney World®, on EPCOT park, the Italian Pavilion welcomes thousands of visitors each day that want to live the real Italian experience by having lunch or dinner in one of the Italian restaurants: the Napolitan Pizzeria (Via Napoli) or the traditional Italian restaurant (Tutto Italia). They can also taste and buy Italian wines at the Wine Cellar (Tutto Gusto).


Bring the Italian culture and traditions to Walt Disney World® by participating in the Cultural Representative Program with Patina and Disney International Programs to promote Italy with international guests for an entire year, all the while acquiring an extremely valuable professional experience.




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 designed for young Italian people willing to share their culture: Italian culinary traditions, touristic places, the Italian languages and dialects... 


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 Italian nationality
  • Speak English
  • Be available 12 months 


We are recruiting all year long for the Cultural Representative Program for PATINA on Walt Disney World®. Many positions are available, don't hesitate to share with your friends! 




To be a cast member on Walt Disney World® and work with PATINA restaurants will be an incredible experience.

The policy of the company is to give the possibility to everyone to evolve during his program, this is why all candidates will initiate the program working at the kiosk with a rotation on different Food and Beverage positions. After a few months you will evolve and work at the restaurant as a restaurant host or as a server. This is not applicable for culinary positions. To apply for this program you must be flexible and accept to work on different Food and Beverage positions. 


To know more about available positions






Next selection : 

The next selection will be held depending on the evolution of the sanitary situation. The program is currently on hold.


You will register with Disney® in order to book your accommodation before your departure.

You will live in one of the 4 residences with roommates from all around the world. The residences are close to the park Walt Disney World® (near to all amenities: supermarket, bank...)

Your bedroom will be shared with 1 or 2 other persons. 8 persons per apartment maximum. 


The Disney® residences are fully furnished: internet, swimming pool, fitness room ( you will need to bring your linens).


The rent will be directly deducted from your salary.


Events are often organized by Disney® Housings, you will be able to participate for free. 


Disney® residence


For 25 years, 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 of 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 the important documents.


What budget should I prepare?

Program Participation Fee

The PPF of US$390 should be paid to Disney. Payment wll be requested when you are selected and have a departure date. This fee is used to book your Disney housing. It includes a pre-paid fee for the first week of rent but also your transportation for the duration of your program and the access to all 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, the Patina Restaurant Group. 


Travel Expenses 

You will be responsible for the cost of your flight and local transportation to reach Walt Disney World. 


Since we are assisting hundreds of candidates every year, we can offer our "Travel Package", leave with peace in mind! 


The "Travel Package" International Services includes: 


  • Your flight (booking with regular airlines only) ; it can be modified without extra fees 
  • 1 hotel night with breakfast 
  • Shuttle (airport -> hotel and hotel -> Disney housing)



Click here to discover the Cultural Representative Program with Patina on Disney Springs