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Kitchen Educator

at YMCA of San Diego County

Posted: 9/23/2019
Job Status: Part Time
Job Reference #: 12744
Keywords: chef, food

Job Description

Current Kitchen Educator Opportunities

  • Coastal - Dan McKinney Family YMCA


The Kitchen Educator serves as a lead chef and educator for the Kitchen Program. Responsible for cooking lessons including needed ingredients, serving food to participants and staff, and washing dishes.

What a Kitchen Educator does...

  • Prepares and leads cooking demonstrations for kitchen program
  • Prepares kitchen space and ingredients to be used for cooking demonstrations and classes. Washes, peels, cuts and seeds vegetables and fruits and cleans and cuts meats, poultry and seafood
  • Cleans work areas, equipment and utensils and washes dishes after food preparation and meal times
  • Utilizes Kitchen assistant for help with kitchen responsibilities
  • Responsible for following lesson plan and leading program and engaging participants to answer questions and educate
  • Complies with applicable health and safety codes
  • Develop a strong Y presence in the community forming professional relationships with key community leaders
  • Actively participate in the Annual Support fundraising campaign and Branch Special Events as assigned

What we look for in a Kitchen Educator...

  • Food Handler Certification required
  • Must have a degree in a Culinary Arts related field and 2 years’ experience working as chef or 2-3 years working in a related field
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time
  • Physical ability to lift 20+ pounds
  • Visual and auditory ability to respond to critical incidents and the physical ability to act swiftly in an emergency and follow the branch emergency plan
  • CPR/AED and First Aid certification required within first 30 days of employment


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