Culinary Arts Instructor

Job Posted 8/23/2023
Boston, MA 02111
United States
Category Farming Jobs
Job Description

Culinary Arts Instructor

Job Locations


Posted Date

9 months ago(11/22/2022 3:00 PM)

Job ID


# of Openings



Food, Agriculture, and Nutrition


Fiscal Sponsorship Organizations

Location : Name

Future Chefs


Future Chefs ( prepares Boston high school students to leave high school ready for quality employment and post-secondary education. With a focus on positive youth development, Future Chefs provides culinary training and authentic work-based learning to prepare teens with the hard skills they will need to succeed in the culinary industry and most importantly the job readiness skills to succeed in any field. Future Chefs’ model is based on the belief that every student is unique and flourishes in respectful, safe, stimulating settings that provide opportunities for growth, and relationships with caring, supportive adults who honor students’ lived experiences. Future Chefs occupies 5770 square feet of meeting, kitchen and office space on the first floor of The Clarion in Roxbury and is programming our space to build community-based collaborations that directly and indirectly support our mission. Future Chefs is a fiscally sponsored organization of TSNE (


Culinary Arts Instructor will work collaboratively with the Future Chefs Program Team to refine and implement a work-based curriculum for two of the three Future Chefs programs, FC Prepares and FC Delivers, as well as other programming in partnership with schools and other community organizations. This position will also support the development and execution of the social enterprise Future Chefs operates to provide a platform for work-based learning. The position will include supervising and leading both kitchen and classroom-oriented activities and assisting with professional skills workshops at the Future Chefs kitchen space in Roxbury and offsite at external partner locations. The Culinary Arts Instructor is an essential member of the Program Team who tracks student progress through program-wide evaluation efforts.

Who You Are  You are seeking to work in a youth-centric organization where you can share your passion for cooking and help teens and young adults develop the skills they need to succeed in life after high school.You are genuinely interested in young people’s progress, have a passion for food to share with them and are committed to working with low income urban youth. You are highly organized and a positive team player who is motivated by new challenges and a fast-paced work environment. You have strong communication skills and knowledge of Gmail, Google Calendar and Google Drive. You are able to work with people of diverse backgrounds and identities. You possess knowledge of kitchen sanitation and safety. Servsafe certification preferred. You must be available to work in the evenings. Ability to speak Spanish, Haitian Creole or Vietnamese is a plus. You are able to model patience, professionalism, optimism and integrity for this group of young people and respect healthy boundaries.


Essential Job Functions

The Culinary Arts Instructor will work with Future Chefs’ Work-Based Learning Leader and the Student Services Team to:


  • Work with the culinary and program team throughout the school year to deliver  after school programming (4-7 pm weekdays)  for Future Chefs Prepares and Future Chefs Delivers.
  • Assist with occasional one off culinary programming for schools and other groups .
  • Assist with delivery of culinary classes  for programs with partner high schools as needed. 
  • Participate in the delivery of Future Chefs Summer program in July and August. 
  • Attend Program team and Culinary team meetings.
  • Assist with Inventory and ordering of food and supplies for the kitchen, and general kitchen upkeep.
  • Assist with other culinary events at Future Chefs.


We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below.

  • Comfort with public speaking and group facilitation
  • Ability to inspire young people to get excited about food, and new experiences 
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Experience and/or strong interest in working with ethnically diverse teens and young adults from low income communities 
  • Experience in the food service industry
  • Capacity to think and act intentionally and strategically to develop young people and help make positive shifts in attitudes and behavior
  • Commitment to addressing issues related to social justice, diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Desire to be part of a diverse learning community
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a productive team
  • Flexibility and a positive, can-do attitude
  • US Citizen or Permanent US Resident status
  • Respect for the dignity of all work and willingness to consider multiple points of views
  • Personal and professional integrity to be a positive role model for young people 


Special Job Requirements

  • Ability to work a schedule that includes some early evening and possible  weekend hours during the school year and summer program. 
  • Valid driver’s license, good driving record a plus
  • ServSafe Managers Certification obtained within 2 months of hire.

Physical Demands/Work Environment


The physical demands described here are representative of those for this position. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. Work is performed in an office environment and in close proximity to other workers.


  • Handle, or feel objects, tools or controls;
  • Reach; traverse; sit (usually for longer periods of time); occasionally ascend/descend; and position self (to) move;
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds;
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate;
  • Job is not subject to significant occupational or environmental hazards;
  • Likelihood of personal injury would be relatively slight;
  • Environmental and work hazards are not present to a measurable degree.

Compensation and Benefits


Location: Work will be primarily performed Mattapan, MA. Work is not eligible for remote work.

Compensation: The starting rate for this position is $20.00/hour and is commensurate with experience.

Benefits: This position is eligible for a full benefits package including:

  • Generous Paid-Time-Off (PTO): 12 paid holidays, 3 weeks vacation, 1 week personal holiday, and sick time for full-time staff;
  • 80% Employer-paid, $0 deductible Health Insurance through Harvard Pilgrim;
  • Low-cost MetLife Dental and Vision;
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) for Health and Dependent Care;
  • Employer-paid Life, Long- and Short-Term Disability Insurance;
  • Employer-paid Pension through TIAA;
  • ...and more!


All employment conditions are based on an individual’s performance and job qualifications. TSNE/FC prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, creed, color, religion, native language, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, parental status, pregnancy, race-based hairstyles, or any other protected characteristic stated by federal and state law. Regardless of any class’ protection under the law or lack thereof, TSNE/FC celebrates diversity and values the strengths that come with having a diverse team of employees. It is represented in our workplace culture, and it is who we are.


TSNE/FC's EEO statement extends to volunteers, interns, contractors, vendors, and clients.


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