Culinary Instructor

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $40,000
Maximum: $42,000



Start Date


Application Deadline



174 Portland Street
United States


Join us for an exciting career with Community Work Services in Boston!

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Location: Community Work Services, 174 Portland Street, Boston, MA

FSLA Status:Exempt

Compensation:Starting at $40K DOE

Talent Acquisition Specialist/Recruiter:Tracy Barbour

Purpose of the Position:

This position will assist in instructing participants in the Introduction to Food Arts program, and help prepare them for competitive employment in the food service industry. This position provides coaching, training and supervision in the Bullfinch Bistro at Community Work Services New England. This position monitors and communicates program participant's progress with the Culinary Director. This position manages the long term daily catering contracts. This position assists in overseeing the daily operations in the Bullfinch Bistro.

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for assisting in the instruction of trainees in the Introduction to Food Arts program using existing curriculum
  • Assist in preparing food for cafeteria, daily catering, special functions and meetings including menu planning and ordering
  • Produces and delivers meals to daily long-term catering contract
  • Supervise cleaning and closing of the Bullfinch daily
  • Responsible for the safety of program participants in training program; reports urgent participant issues to appropriate parties in a timely fashion
  • Maintain cleanliness and organization of all food service areas
  • Provide sanitation and safety training based on ServSafe principals

Administrative Tasks:

  • Maintain complete and accurate daily participant attendance and punctuality documentation through manual record keeping
  • Maintain and execute inventory of food and sundries for in-house and off-site foodservice
  • Maintain documentation of temperature logs for all coolers, freezers and hot food deliveries
  • Meet regularly with Chef for supervision and team meetings

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Experienced in food preparation, cooking, plating and service
  • Working knowledge of front of the house operations including strong customer service skills and cash register experience
  • Can work both independently and in a team environment
  • Ability to demonstrate concern and sensitivity towards trainees and their individual needs and learning styles while still providing consistent training and education for all program participants
  • Knowledge of and ability to follow Agency policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of and ability to follow department policies and procedures.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to be flexible, adapt to changing situations, meet deadlines, and work under pressure.
  • Ability to resolve problems within scope of responsibilities
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to interact effectively and professionally with staff and management
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative when appropriate


  • Associates Degree, Vocational Degree or other recognized certification in related field, minimum requirement
  • Possession of valid and current Massachusetts Driver's License required
  • ServSafe Manager Certification required
  • 5 years' minimum of relevant industry experience at a supervisory level
  • Experience working with disabled persons preferred

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $40,000.00 to $42,000.00 /year

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

2-year degree

How To Apply

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