Building Culinary Leaders

ABOUT US

BUILDING FUTURE CULINARY LEADERS THROUGH PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Chef Training U.S. is the leading specialized training and career program that connects employers with the best possible employees in the hospitality and culinary industry.

Our up-to 12-month signature program allows you to gain experience in the culinary arts department in the United States. Our Career Programs are available all across the USA:


New York  |   Miami  |   Los Angeles  
San Francisco  | Washington, D.C.  
Boston  |   Chicago


All the training are well remunerated and the salary will vary by city and depend upon your skills and experience. Generally speaking, you can expect to earn enough to maintain a normal standard of living along with saving some money for travel.

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MEET THE FOUNDERS

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MAMEN SALA

President & Co-Founder
U.S. Training Alliance and Chef Training U.S.
chef@chef-us.com
Phone: +1 (310) 985-5381 (USA)
Phone: +34 (910) 059-622 (Spain)
Skype: mammensala@hotmail.com

Mamen Sala is a journalist born in Zaragoza, Spain, who has lived more of her life in Barcelona, Spain, a city that she loves. Mamen loves to study, that’s why she has two bachelor’s degrees, one in Journalism and another one in Criminology. Her communications skills brought her to work for 12 years as TV reporter for different Spanish TV channels, such as the Government Spanish TV – TVE- and the biggest private Spanish TV channel - Antena 3. Six years ago, she moved to Los Angeles, CA, and started to develop another passion: Marketing and Communications in the culinary industry. She completed her formal education with a Post-Grade Certificate in Digital Marketing in UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles). After 3 years of professional experience in Los Angeles, she moved to New York City and she started working as a Marketing Specialist in the culinary field for several restaurants. During this time, she discovered that she could help the recruitment necessities of the restaurants by trying to make a more diverse and multicultural environment. In 2017, she and her partner, Sandra Martin, decided to build Chef Training US (DBA of US Training Alliance), the first specialized program that helps foreign professionals to do a paid internship in hotels and restaurants located in USA. Mamen is not only the co-founder of U.S. Training alliance, but also the US Correspondent for Mediaset (Spanish Media Outlet) and France 24. She loves to work out every day early in the morning, travel and she is in love with the Ocean. ​

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SANDRA MARTIN

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder
U.S. Training Alliance and Chef Training U.S.
info@chef-us.com
Phone: +1 (917) 312-5184 (USA)
Skype: Sandra.martin.vilanova

Sandra Martin was born in Mallorca, Spain, and is a business and social entrepreneur as well as an international advisor to companies. Ms. Martin is also the CEO of Co-founder of U.S. Training Alliance, an international company that helps young leaders to intern at the best in-class companies and entities in the United States, and Chef Training U.S., the first specialized program in gastronomy that fosters young professionals fulfill their potential. Previously, Ms. Martin founded U.S. Trade Association, a strategic advisory firm providing market internationalization and expansion advice to European companies entering the U.S. market. From 2008 until 2015, she was the Communications, Events and Exchange Program Manager at the Spain-U.S. Chamber of Commerce in New York. Ms. Martin has worked as well at CartiotipoMH5, a lobbying and PR consultancy located specialized in regulated sectors, and the City Council of Calvià, both in Spain. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Advertisement and Public Relations from Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca and a bachelor’s degree in Communications from Windesheim University, the Netherlands. Ms. Martin currently splits her time between New York, Spain, and Miami where she lives with her husband and two children.

OUR STAFF

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  • ELIN KAHRAMAN

    Career Consultant / Miami
    recruiter@ustrainingalliance.com

  • ANA LLADO

    Career Consultant / NY
    ambassador@chef-us.com

  • ENZA RUGGIERO

    Marketing Department
    director@chef-us.com

OUR AMBASSADORS

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  • PATRICIA BENDALA

    Career Consultant / NY

  • MARTA GONZALEZ

    Ambassador – Spain

  • CONCHA CARRASCO

    Ambassador – Spain

  • ESTHER HIGUERAS

    Ambassador – Spain

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