Chef Instructor

Compensation

: $53,200.00 - $82,510.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Hospitality - Food Services



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The Salvation Army
Seattle social services
DEPARTMENT: William Booth Center / Culinary Arts Program
POSITION TITLE: Chef Instructor
STATUS: Hourly / Exempt/ Full-Time
GENERAL STATEMENT:
The Salvation Army is a branch of the Christian Church and the ultimate goal of all programs is spiritual regeneration of all people.
The Salvation Army is an equal opportunity employer.
EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE:
HS Diploma or GED
Must have graduated from Culinary Arts Program or Culinary Arts School
3-5 years of experience of working as Cook III at The Salvation Army or equivalent experience
Possession of a valid Washington State Driver s License
Possession and retention of current Washington State Managerial Food Handlers Permit
Authorized to or able to gain approval as a driver of Salvation Army vehicles
Ability to comply with Salvation Army child safety training
Ability to pass background check
Ability and willingness to understand and fully comply with mandatory reporting requirements and laws pertaining to vulnerable adults and children
Willingness to abide by the Salvation Army s drug and alcohol policy
Documentation of current TB test, CPR and First Aid certification and completion of Bloodborne Pathogen training within 90 days of employment
SCOPE OF THE POSITION:
Within the NW William Booth Center of The Salvation Army, the Chef Instructor position, under general supervision of the Property and Operations manager, is responsible for assisting with the supervision of staff, preparation and serving of meals, assisting with the lab instruction of the Culinary Arts students in the kitchen and cleaning/maintaining sanitary standards in the kitchen and cafeteria by performing the following duties.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
This job assists with the supervisory responsibilities over the Chef Instructor Assistant, Lead Cook (Cook III), and Kitchen Aid positions, community service clients, and food service volunteers, in the absence of the Food Services Manager.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Chef Instructor Assignments
Assists the Culinary Arts team with recruitment and promotion and conducting interviews for potential students.
Assists with the coordination of teaching and instruction for CAPT students
Assists the manager with the program development, and management of the Culinary Training Classroom activities to help accomplish program goals and objectives.
Instructs Students during the theory, lab and hands on training in the kitchen.
Monitor students' performance to make suggestions for improvement and to ensure that they satisfy course standards, training requirements, and objectives.
Maintain records and necessary documentation to support class-training and student progress.
Maintain tracking record of all graduating class students; provide on-going mentoring with current and previous shelter clients.
And other related duties as assigned by supervisor.
Cook III Assignments
Leads all personnel assigned to the kitchen including volunteers during shift and/or in absence of the Food Services Manager.
Assists the Food Services Manager with the lab instruction of Culinary Arts while students are in training in the kitchen.
Assists the Food Services Manager with catering duties and driving the canteen when necessary.
Provide meal service for any special event, i.e. Advisory Board meetings, Women s Auxiliary meetings, Christmas meals for volunteers and SAC Metro PR events.
Prepare meals during his/her shifts.
Trains staff and volunteers to assist in food preparation and storage under adverse conditions.
Assists with storage and receipt of food goods received.
Reports problems in writing (Incident report) to Food Services Manager.
Assists the Manager with maintaining efficient and competent performance of all operations relating to the kitchen, i.e. food procurement, food preparation, food storage, sanitation of kitchen utensils and kitchen cleanliness.
Ensures meal set up and cleans up including but not limited to dish washing, cleansing, and sanitizing equipment and systematic cleaning of major appliances.
Maintains a safe and sanitary environment for food preparation and storage under adverse conditions.
Ensures safe, sanitary, nutritious and attractive food preparation (meals, snacks, special occasions, etc.).
Schedules pick up of supplies and limited donations (e.g. food, Christmas related items, etc.).
Researches and communicates different methods of minimizing food expenses (e.g. obtaining bids from various vendors, searching for best prices, etc.).
Maintain a weekly schedule of assignments for the staff and volunteers as well as Alternative Sentencing participants (Community Hours Program).
Develop weekly menus that are creative, nutritious and appealing making maximum use of donated foods and USDA commodities.
Utilize USDA material to ensure proper inventory and meal productions.
Conduct monthly physical inventory of kitchen food and supplies as well as maintain daily usage records to be submitted to the Manager.
Perform related duties as assigned by supervisor.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS
Ability to add and subtract two-digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Ability to sit, walk, stand, bend, squat, climb, kneel, and twist on a recurring basis
Ability to grasp, push, pull objects such as files, file cabinet drawers, and reach overhead
Ability to operate telephone
Ability to operate a desktop or laptop computer
Ability to lift up to 60 lbs.
Ability to access and produce information from a computer
Ability to understand written information
Qualified individuals must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without accommodation. A qualified person with a disability may request a modification or adjustment to the job or work environment in order meet the physical requirements of the position. The Salvation Army will attempt to satisfy requests as long as the accommodation needed is reasonable and no undue hardship would result.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. The Salvation Army is committed to providing reasonable accommodation for qualified job applicants, job candidates, and employees with disabilities to ensure they enjoy equal access to all employment opportunities and benefits of employment as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act. EEO is the Law.
Associated topics: baker, cafe, culinary, dining chef, executive, executive chef, executive kitchen, pizza chef, service manager, team lead * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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