Pine Street Inn – Chef Training Instructor

iCater Job Training Program Chef (Food Services) Instructor

SCHEDULE: 40 hours (Weekly) Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
(Flexibility required and based upon program needs. Will be expected to work some holidays and weekends)


Pine Street Inn’s culinary workforce training program, iCater, provides trainees with classroom, internship, on on-the-job training to acquire job skills, a work history, and self-sufficiency. Working within the Food Services team, and in tandem with the iCater staff, case managers, and trainers, the iCater Job Training Program Chef will serve as teacher and role model, teaching key skills and inspiring iCater Job Training Program participants in areas of food safety and sanitation, knife safety, proper knife handling techniques, recipe modification, cooking terminology, and preparing recipes, basic food preparation skills and industrial kitchen operations.

In addition, they should provide classes with a fun, conversational experience while cooking.

The Chef Instructor will provide day-to-day supervision and management of the café interns. In conjunction with the Executive Chef and Executive Sous Chef, this person would plan all special meals offered in the staff café. Operations of the staff café requires assigning trainees to their work stations, monitoring their performance and ensuring that all tasks are completed in accordance to the standards and practices of the department with attention to all ServSafe practices.

This individual will also work closely with the trainees and Workforce Development Team on job readiness assessments that will include job-specific duties and behavioral skills.


  • Associate’s Degree in Culinary, Hospitality or Food Service Operations
  • Minimum of two years of experience in high volume kitchen, or Banquet and Catering experience.
  • Formal culinary training or equivalent preferred.
  • A passion for excellence through teamwork, positive change, and communication.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Demonstrated coaching style reflecting compassion, wisdom, and integrity.
  • Experience working with disadvantaged individuals preferred.
  • ServSafe Management Certification.
  • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience working in food services as a trainer or instructor
  • Demonstrable ability to tailor trainings and teaching to the needs of the trainee
  • Staff supervision experience
  • Ability to provide effective leadership
  • Must have strong organizational skills with attention to details
  • Must have experience working with a culturally and ethnically diverse workforce
  • They are looking for an individual who is punctual, is compassionate and has a good disposition, is flexible, pays attention to safety, is professional and shows initiative. Also important is someone who is focused on job quality and continued improvement, is tolerant, and is committed to department unity and teamwork.
  • Must be adept in using Windows 2010 programs, with ability to model use to trainees during demonstrations of food service operations skills
  • Strong computer skills with experience in data gathering and documentation
  • Must have strong writing skills.
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