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The Cambridge School of Culinary Arts Seasonal Chef Instructor - Summer Teen Recreational Program in Cambridge, Massachusetts

CSCA is an iconic New England landmark, and for more than 40 years has been highly acclaimed among the nation’s premier culinary schools. Here, students gain the essential knowledge and foundational skills a great culinary education demands – classic fundamentals of cooking and baking, history and influences of the world’s greatest cuisines, techniques for mastering common and exotic ingredients, and more. 

CSCA is seeking a passionate, per-diem, Chef Instructor to teach in our Summer Teen Recreational Program.  CSCA's Teen programs, which include single day workshops and multi-day series are one of the hottest tickets in all of Greater Boston, with sold out classes all summer long.  We are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced Chef with exceptional cooking, teaching and customer service skills.  You will be the catalyst to our young students gaining confidence in the kitchen, adding to their repertoire, and providing teens with a fun and educational experience in our kitchens.  Our chef instructors take pride in sharing their knowledge and expertise with students at all levels of proficiency in our intimate, hands-on environment. Does this sound like you?

SUMMER TEEN RECREATIONAL CHEF INSTRUCTOR

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Set-up of kitchen and lecture space as needed, and inventory check at least 1 hour before the scheduled start of class.

  • Production and teaching responsibilities: up to 30 minutes of classroom lecture and 3.5 hours of hands on cooking/baking. 

  • Provide direction and feedback to teen and/or pre-teen recreational students of varying skill levels to ensure successful classroom operations and an outstanding educational and enjoyable experience for customers.

  • Maintain the highest standards of safety and cleanliness.

  • Ensures all food items are cooked and served properly and under sanitary conditions.

  • Adjust teaching style to meet needs of diverse group of participants (adults, teens, beginners, advanced, etc.).

  • Must be able to multi-task and have a full grasp of all activities occurring in the kitchen at all times.

  • Provide outstanding customer service to all guests at all times

  • Ensure that kitchen is organized and left in proper condition for the cleaning crew; this includes checking that all equipment is turned off, dirty dishes and equipment are left in good order for the dish washers, and leftover inventory items and equipment are returned to their proper locations

ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • This position runs June through August and requires a varied work schedule, to include nights and weekends as necessitated by business circumstances

  • Perform other duties as needed, directed or assigned.

  • Must wear CSCA approved uniform at all times while instructing a class or representing CSCA.

QUALIFICATIONS (EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS)

  • Culinary school graduate or relevant teaching and/or industry experience.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with others, orally and in writing

  • Candidates must be able to pass a CORI background check.

  • Must be legally eligible to work in the United States.

WORK HOURS

  • THIS IS A SEASONAL, PART TIME, PER DIEM POSITION THAT IS PAID BY THE CLASS.

  • June Through August, 2021

  • Class schedules will vary by week.

  • Class days will vary, but will generally be M-F day classes

  • Number of classes scheduled will vary based on demand, skillset and availability.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • The ability to lift 25 pounds, stand, kneel, sit, and walk for extended periods of time.

  • Instructors will be on their feet for up to 5 hours at a time

  • Instructors will need to handle and lift heavy kitchen equipment, chairs, tables.

     WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • This job occurs primarily in commercial kitchens which may vary in temperature and humidity.

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