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Assistant Director of Purchasing

The Institute of Culinary Education (ICE), one of New York City's largest and most active centers for culinary education, is seeking a full time Assistant Director of Purchasing

• Manage a floor staff of about 10 employees
• Maintain quality control
• Administer and reconcile inventory and purchasing software
• Manage time and attendance of employees and work with payroll
• Devise schedules
• Track food costs and preparing cost-outs
• Devise and implement control strategies
• Prepare budgets and tracking variances
• Prepare spreadsheets analyzing food and labor costs
• Assist staff with purchasing and stewarding duties as required

• A minimum of 5 years as Manager of food and beverage/purchasing in a food-service or hospitality operation or minimum of 3 years as a Sous Chef in a restaurant
• Hospitality Management or Culinary Arts training not required but encouraged
• Must have excellent interpersonal, communication and management skills
• A strong grasp of budgeting, reporting, and controls is essential
• Must be proficient in creating Excel spreadsheets
• Excellent food knowledge is a plus.
• Highest standards of ethics

• ICE has 3 key departments within which we operate:
   o Recreational
   o Career Culinary Training Programs
   o Special Events
• The Stewarding Department procures all items needed to execute all events and classes
• Opportunities arise for interdepartmental work

• Competitive compensation package (commensurate with experience)
• Attractive benefits package with health, dental, and vision insurance
• 401k participation
• Free recreational classes

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About ICE:
The award-winning Institute of Culinary Education (ICE) was established in 1975 and has since grown to be one of America’s leading centers for culinary education and recreational cooking. ICE offers comprehensive career training programs in the Culinary Arts, Pastry & Baking Arts, Culinary Management and Hospitality Management. ICE also operates the nation’s largest recreational cooking, baking and wine education program, and offering over 2,500 classes to 26,000 students annually. ICE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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