OCCI's Baking & Culinary Arts Externships

student externWhile 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.  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.

Starting Paperwork:

Before you start your job, you need to complete externship paperwork, either Culinary or Baking (starting paperwork). Once you send in your paperwork you will be registered for your externship. Please be aware of the registration deadlines. Plan to have your paperwork in 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 - please complete and send back electronically.

Communication During Your Externship: 

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.

Finishing Paperwork:

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 INSTRUCTOR
1988 Newmark
Coos Bay, Oregon 97420

Email addresses:

Chef Folck: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Chef DoVale: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Chef Torres: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Shawn Warren: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Fax: 541.888.7454

Externship Forms for Download:

Externship Information

Culinary Externship: (Starting Paperwork)  

Culinary Externship: (Ending Paperwork)

Graduation Survey

Loan Exit Interview -Follow link and click on Complete Exit Counseling 

Baking & Pastry Externship: (Starting Paperwork)

Baking & Pastry Externship: (Ending Paperwork)  

Graduation Survey

OCCI End of Program Survey

Loan Exit Interview - Follow link and click on Complete Exit Counseling