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Culinary Instructor - Tier 2

Culinary Instructor - Tier 2

Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County 

Job Opening: Culinary Instructor  Tier 2


FUNCTION: The Culinary Instructor will provide a high-quality BGCA Healthy Habits program, teaching youth about healthy eating and help young people develop skills, confidence and motivation to make nutrition choices that support an overall healthy lifestyle. Additionally, the Culinary Instructor will be responsible for equipment and material procurement as well as assuring routine maintenance is done on all equipment and all licenses and inspections are kept up to date.


Implements BGCA Healthy Eating curriculum, creates lesson plans and evaluation tools for experiential culinary art courses.

Recognizes individual differences in the classroom and adapts instructional techniques accordingly.

Maintains culinary supplies and equipment inventories.

Responsible for the results of all kitchen inspections.

Follows Safe Serve Standards and ensure the Teaching Kitchen is meeting Health Department standards.

Responsible for the implementation and conducting of the food service program and shall supervise the food service operations in such manner as will ensure compliance with the rules and regulations of State Agency and USDA regarding each Child Nutrition Programs.

Collaborates with Club leadership to ensure all standards are being maintained with regard to the kitchen maintenance and cleanliness, budget management and standards of ingredients ordered and stocked.

Coordinates the ordering/purchasing of all ingredients for all programs, working closely with staff, and receives and distributes the ordered items following purchasing and budget standards.

Troubleshoots any problems related to the use of the Teaching Kitchen, which includes arranging work orders for any facility work needed.

Maintains cleanliness of the Teaching Kitchen, including the cleaning and sterilization of all kitchen surfaces, facilitating laundering of towels and aprons, maintaining the supply of cleaning supplies, and supervising and participating in the deep cleaning of the kitchen quarterly.

Rotates stocks to prevent expiration and limit food waste.

Creates programs that support healthy habits and culinary programs at other BGCMC sites (school sites & traditional sites).

Creates and manages a traveling kitchen to support healthy habits and culinary programs at BGCMC sites (school sites & traditional sites).

Evaluates and uses CQI processes for culinary and healthy habits programming

Tier 2 

Provides competency based culinary education for Elementary, Middle and High School members

Designs culinary and healthy habits curriculum and delivers in class instruction

Promotes youth success by engaging students in the learning process

Prepares members for career in culinary profession

Adheres to healthy habits curricula and BGCMC program requirements

Coordinate visits from guest chefs, plan culinary-related field trips and organize member led meal prep and services

Develop weekly menus in accordance with budgetary limitations

Provide trainings for Club staff on safety in the kitchen

Assist with special events

Responsible for coordinating organizational teaching kitchen and culinary box experiences for members at various BGCMC locations

Works with Club Director on scheduling and program planning for the traveling culinary box experience


General BGCMC Expectations:

Healthy Behavior Modeling – Teaching youth/teens the importance of living an active, healthy lifestyle is a BGCMC priority.  As a result, all staff is expected to model healthy behavior while working with our members.

Inclusive Environment – BGCMC values creating child-friendly environments, where youth/teens of all backgrounds can be successful and participate.  BGCMC expects employees to embrace and support DEAI (Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion) of all members and colleagues.

Continuous Learning – Building the capacity of staff is central to BGCMC.  The organization encourages and requires that all staff participates in annual professional development opportunities that continue to cultivate their skills in the youth development field.

Safe Spaces – Every staff member shares the responsibility for ensuring BGCMC is, and remains, an environment free of sexual, physical, or emotional abuse.


POSITION REQUIREMENTS: (not all inclusive)

Associate degree in Culinary Arts from accredited institution OR Certificate from an accredited culinary institute, or equivalent experience.

Servsafe Food Handler’s Certificate (Manager’s Certificate preferred).

Experience implementation and conducting a USDA Feeding Program.

Demonstrated competencies in culinary arts, communication skills and teaching.

Belief in the mission, principles, values and standards of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County.

Flexibility and willingness to work with changing student and school schedules/non-traditional hours.

Ability to effectively solve problems and resolve conflict in a professional manner.

Ability to organize, plan and implement a multi-faceted workload.

Ability to manage multiple tasks and to develop solutions to problems with limited supervision.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the staff and other related agencies.

Knowledge of asset management including financial resources and property.

Valid Florida Driver’s License and not excluded from BGCMC insurance

Must pass pre-employment background check and drug test

Experience in working with children and knowledge of youth development.

Strong organization, time management skills and with the ability to set priorities

Demonstrates a strong work ethic, positive attitude, high level of energy and flexibility

Strong communication and interpersonal skills, and pay attention to details

Comfortable performing multi-faceted projects in conjunction with day-to-day activities.



Able to lift, carry, push, pull, or roll up to 40 pounds.

Must be able to carry/transport groceries and small equipment and supplies from

place of purchase to vehicle and from vehicle to the Teaching Kitchen.

Must be able to tolerate changes in physical temperature related to exposure to refrigerator/freezer temperatures as well as oven temperatures.

Capable of prolonged, extensive, or considerable standing, walking, and speaking and occasional reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, or crouching and working in front of PC monitor.

Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word as well as convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers and members accurately, loudly, or quickly in addition to perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels and ability to receive detailed information through verbal communication and make fine discriminations in sounds is necessary for the safety of the children in the program.

The employee may be subject to sufficient noise to cause the employee to shout in order to be heard above the ambient noise level.

Local travel as well as some regional travel is required in performance of duties.

Required to stand, walk, and sit.

Able to input, store, process and output information on a (computer) and other office equipment.

Occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.

The noise level in the work environment is high due to work is conducted in a Club for children, inside and outside setting.




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Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

Education Level : Associate Degree

Experience Level : Entry Level

Job Function : Customer Service

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