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Patina Restaurant Group is launching you into space in 2019

New Patina restaurant in epcot

The Patina Restaurant Group, a national leader of exceptional cuisine in landmark locations, offers you the opportunity to work for 12 months in their new opening Space 220 restaurant in Walt Disney World. Patina Restaurant Group counts more than 60 locations in restaurants and performing arts center across the United States.


Knowing a great success with their restaurants in Disney Springs and Walt Disney World, Patina Restaurant Group is now searching the universe for associates to launch their spaced-themed restaurant, opening later this year at EPCOT at Walt Disney World Resort.


The restaurant’s expansive dining room will be unlike anything in the galaxy, offering guests amazing meals and spectacular views from high above the Earth. This first-of-its-kind restaurant will feature internationally inspired cuisine, a wide selection of craft beer, out of this world cocktails and more than 1,000 bottles of the world’s finest wines.


We’re looking for motivated, innovative talent to participate to the J1 Cultural Exchange Program with Patina in EPCOT and acquire an extremely valuable professional experience.

The J1 cultural EXCHANGE program

To work in the United States, you will need a visa.


Our agency will assist you for the visa request. The J1 Cultural Exchange Program is giving you the opportunity to acquire professional experience while working in the USA towards the international guests visiting the park. 


This program is designed for young European candidates willing to work in immersion with American culture.


Our team will be assisting you with every step of the process, including the request of the J1 Cultural Exchange visa. A few weeks before your departure, you will have your visa appointment at the US Embassy in order to request officially your visa. The employer can help you find an accommodation in Orlando.

Conditions to participate:

Please note: this information does not apply for the position of Executive Chef.


To qualify for the J1 visa, you need to: 


  • Be between 18 and 32 y/o 
  • Be graduated from a Bachelor in hospitality (BTS Hôtellerie restauration is accepted for French) OR justify of 5 years of experience in hospitality with work certificates (Beware: full-time only; the experience in the United States does not count)
  • Hold a valid passport 


To work for the new spaced-themed restaurant with Patina: 


  • Speak english fluently
  • Be available for 12 months 
  • Be curious, rigorous and willing to learn 


The visa application fee for J1 is US$2,800. Please note that this fee will be totally reimbursed by Patina at the end of your program.

available Positions

We are currently recruiting for the opening of Patina's space-themed restaurant which will take place later this year. We will recruit for Culinary positions (Commis, Demi Chef de Partie, Chef de Partie) and Food and Beverage (Front of the House) positions. You must have experience related to the position you are applying for.


You already participated to a Walt Disney World program? You're welcome to reapply if you are eligible for a J1 visa! (Only if you successfully completed your first program and have a positive reference).


We are also hiring for the position of Executive Chef. For this position, you will not need a J1 visa. For more information on this post, click here

When is the good timing to apply? 

We accept applications now, so do not hesitate to apply!


For 25 years, our agency has been recruiting and assisting the candidates in their international career.


Once that 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 the important documents


Ready to get launched into space?