AUSTIN, Texas, May 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- HotSchedules®, a leading provider of mobile technology for the restaurant and hospitality industries, is partnering with the National Restaurant Association (NRA) to offer a one-day mentorship with Chef Jose Garces, Chef and CEO of the Garces Group. Restaurant workers are invited to submit an application using HotSchedules Recruit, a mobile app for job seekers and employees in the hospitality industry. Applications will be accepted between May 23 and July 15, 2016. HotSchedules and the NRA will review applications on a rolling basis and announce the winner in late July.
"Through HotSchedules Recruit, we're identifying passionate individuals looking to make their mark in the restaurant industry by learning from one of the best chefs and restaurateurs in the world," said David Cantu, co-founder and Chief Revenue Officer at HotSchedules. "If you've committed your life to serving others through the restaurant industry, this an experience you'll never forget."
Since opening his first restaurant in 2005, Chef Jose Garces has emerged as one of the nation's leading chefs and restaurateurs. Today, he is the owner and operator of more than a dozen restaurants across the country, a thriving event planning division, and a 40-acre organic farm. He is a 2009 winner of the James Beard Foundation's prestigious "Best Chef, Mid-Atlantic" award and one of only a few chefs in America to hold the coveted title of Food Network's Iron Chef.
During the one-day mentorship, the winner will get to experience a day in the life of Chef Garces at El Estudio test kitchen in Philadelphia, PA. The paid trip to Philadelphia includes airfare, two nights of hotel accommodations, and spending money for meals and transportation. The one-day mentorship will take place in late summer (date TBA). The winner will have an opportunity to share the experience live on social media. In addition, a crew will film the day's events and present the final reel at the NRA's Restaurant Innovation Summit in Austin, Texas, September 13-15.
"We're very excited to give someone this one-of-a-kind opportunity," said Scott Steenrod, VP of Operations at Garces Group. "The winner will have an unparalleled learning experience with Chef Garces and leave with a huge jolt of inspiration."
To win a day with Chef Jose Garces, download HotSchedules Recruit (for iOS or Android) and create a profile. Click the Jobs map and navigate to Philadelphia, PA. Search for "Mentorship w/ Jose Garces @ El Estudio Test Kitchen" and apply to the "Team Member" position. Be sure to create a complete, detailed profile before submitting the application.
After reviewing your application, HotSchedules will contact you via Recruit Chat and ask, "Why would you like this mentorship with Chef Garces? Why should we choose you?" A panel of judges from HotSchedules, the Garces Group, and the NRA will select the winner based on passion, interest, past experience, profile creativity, and profile completeness.
Additional contest information, including full terms and conditions, are available at www.hotschedules.com/chefgarces.
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Garces is a Philadelphia-based hospitality group specializing in personal dining experiences rooted in the rich cultural traditions and culinary vision of renowned Latin-American chef Jose Garces. Taking a heartfelt and creative approach to time-honored recipes and dishes, Garces operates more than 15 restaurants across the country, including Amada, Distrito, Tinto, Village Whiskey, Garces Trading Company, JG Domestic, Volvér, Rural Society, The Olde Bar, Buena Onda and Mercat a la Planxa (in partnership with Sage Hospitality). The eponymous group also offers additional services through Garces Events, a full-service catering and event division; the Garces Foundation, a philanthropic organization dedicated to Philadelphia's underserved immigrant community; and Luna Farm, Chef Garces' 40-acre farm in Bucks County, Pa. For more information about Garces Restaurants, Garces Events, the Garces Foundation, Luna Farm or founder and James Beard Award-winning Iron Chef Jose Garces, please visit GarcesGroup.com and follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and LinkedIn.
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