Head Chef

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $56,000




700 Coyote Canyon Road
United States


Position Purpose:

The primary role of the Executive Chef position is to create and manage systems to ensure the food service team can provide outstanding customer service and food service for participants, graduate students and AmeriCorps members at the Jackson Campus, Kelly Campus and Murie Ranch of Teton Science Schools. The Executive Chef is responsible for the creation and management of systems for inventory, ordering, menu creation, food preparation, staff management and development, customer service, and budgeting. The Executive Chef will mentor and manage the Cook 1, Cook 2 and Cook 3 positions at the Jackson Campus in addition to the head cook at the Kelly and Murie Campuses.

This is a full-time, exempt position. Please provide a cover letter with your application and contact information for 3 references.


• Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in education and in the workplace

• At least five years in a supervisory position in a commercial kitchen that specializes in high volume cooking

• Expert knowledge of food preparation, safe food handling, food ordering and inventory control

• Professional culinary training from an accredited culinary institution or equivalent professional experience required

• Expert knowledge of various weights and measurements and proficiency in culinary math skills

• Expertise in all cooking methods (baking, broiling, sauteeing, braising, grilling, frying, roasting, steaming, etc.) and applying those methods appropriately

• Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a member of a team

• Outstanding interpersonal and supervisory skills

• Willingness to take initiative, solve problems and manage a variety of tasks calmly, effectively and with humor

• Willingness to work long hours and untraditional work weeks including some nights, holidays and weekends

• Experience creating and managing budgets

• Proficiency in digital communication and Google Apps, specifically Google Drive

Working Conditions & Physical Requirements:

• Primarily based at Jackson Campus of Teton Science Schools with potential meetings/interactions/work on all campuses locations

• May be expected to work evenings, weekends or overtime to support special programs/events

• Able to stand/work in a kitchen setting for up to 10 hours a day

• Manual dexterity to operate kitchen appliances/tools/utensils/equipment

• Able to bend/stoop/reach and lift up to 50 pounds


30% Food Service

• Prepares meals in a timely, cost-effective manner using menus, dietary needs, and logistical information

• Practice best methods to uphold health codes and ensure food safety

• Determine portions in line with age groups and consumption habits in order to assure great customer service, reduce waste and control food costs

• Develop and steward systems and practices to strive for the most sustainable food service operations

50% Administrative

• Creation and management of systems for inventory, ordering, menu creation, food preparation, staff management and development, customer service, budgeting and food preparation across three campuses of Teton Science Schools

18% Leadership & Team Development

• Assure all members of the food service team are successful in their roles and responsibilities within all food service systems

through clear delegation, open communication, training and mentoring

• Work with each member of the food service team to develop yearly performance goals

• Facilitate quarterly meetings with each member of the food service team to provide feedback from observations and evaluations on progress toward performance goals

• Collaborate with program leads from across the organization to meet demands of all food service needs

• Assure all member of the food service team communicating with TSS staff, graduate students, AmeriCorps members and program participants in an open and friendly manner

• Model and coach food service team on upholding Teton Science Schools’ principals of intentional culture including

stewardship, accountability, inclusivity, innovation and collaboration

• Practice Teton Science Schools’ leadership principles of systems thinking, mentorship, vision to action, integrity,

communication and resilience

2% One TSS Responsibilities

• Engages and collaborates across TSS program areas when possible

• Proactively and positively shares the TSS mission and program structure with external stakeholders


  • Salaried and fully benefited position
  • Salary $56,000
  • 30 vacation days concentrated between mid-November and mid-January
  • 10 paid holidays
  • 10 paid sick leave
  • Affordable campus housing available on a first come first served basis
  • Proximity to Jackson, Wyoming and Grand Teton & Yellowstone National Parks

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement