Assistant Culinary Instructor

The Culinary Assistant will aid the instructor in setting up and cleaning the site for all culinary classes as well as assist with instruction.  Course may be center-based or delivered in the community. The number of classes per week may vary. The Culinary Assistant is expected to be present for all classes including setup/breakdown time.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Assist with class preparation by setting up workstations, organizing materials & ingredients, greeting students upon arrival or otherwise directed by instructor.
  • Assist students in accessing recipe instruction materials (may involve use of technology, pictures schedules, etc)
  • Assist students needing additional supports completing a task (working a can opener, leveling a cup of flour, etc.)
  • Look for opportunities to improve student experience by implementing efficiency measures such as clearing the workspace, washing dishes, etc.
  • Monitoring the time & communicating to instructor for proper pacing of activities
  • Assist with documentation and student satisfaction through identifying signs of difficulty or confusions and relaying it to the instructor

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A high school diploma required.
  • Basic understanding of culinary concepts, techniques and vocabulary
  • Solid understanding and demonstration of kitchen hygiene and safety
  • Organized, ability to manage multiple duties and priorities
  • Able to accommodate a schedule with varying hours, which may include weekends, early mornings and evenings.
  • A valid driver’s license, good driving record and insurability. Must have reliable transportation that will allow movement throughout the program delivery area.

Equipment Used:

  • Standard kitchen & home equipment such as: stove/oven, blender, refrigerator/freezer, coffee maker, microwave, washer/dryer, sink, dishwasher, etc.


  • Classes may be within other community partner sites and thus requires flexibility, deference and patience for individuals and staff operating in nearby suites, shared spaces, bathrooms and parking lot.