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Recreational Associate Program Chef Manager

Full Time


The Institute of Culinary Education runs the largest and broadest hands-on recreational cooking program in America. Founded in 1975, this program has helped define what a modern cooking school could, and should be. The program draws customers from around the nation and world, and has won IACP awards for excellence. Reporting directly to the Director of Recreation, the Associate Program Chef Manager is intimately involved in the broad range of planning, scheduling, operating and evaluation activities, and instruction of classes that are required to run the program. The Associate Program Chef Manager will work a minimum of 30 office hours per week and teach a minimum of 150 recreational classes per year.


• Responsible for booking and scheduling instructors for recreational classes
• Maintain working relationships with NYC chefs and restaurants for recreational class scheduling

Program Administration:
• Participate in the processing of the Bi-weekly Payroll
• Daily Monitoring of Recreational Classes
• Manage Food Costing of all recreational classes
• Monitor and attend recreational classes (2-3 per month) for quality control

Recreational Division & School Representative:
• Periodic weekend responsibility, to check-in / greet VIP chefs / special events
• ICE “On Location” - attend selected events as ICE representative
• Ongoing general role as an ICE “ambassador” within the larger metro NYC culinary community

• Manage recreational email marketing
• Collaborate on PR releases for upcoming classes & programs, and web marketing

Calendar Upkeep:
• Daily management of internal calendar

Content/Recipe Development:
• Assist Recreational Administration in proprietary class development, menu creation, testing, costing, and profit margin analysis
• Assist in development and refinement of class curriculum and recipes

Teaching Responsibilities:
• Teach a minimum of 150 recreational classes a year, including night and weekends.
• Lead recreational classes in conformity with ICE lesson plans.
• Demonstrate techniques and concepts as required by the curriculum.
• Deliver clear, concise and organized lectures as required by the curriculum.
• Maintain a positive, focused learning environment during class.
• Ensure that recreational classes are conducted in a manner that complies with principles of food safety and sanitation.
• Provide the Director of Recreation with weekly reports on classes with suggestions and plans for improvements.

• Culinary/Pastry diploma and/or some form of formal Culinary Education
• Minimum of 7 years culinary experience, with management experience.
• Excellent communication skills both written and verbal; strong presentation and interpersonal skills.
• Proficient in Microsoft suite of products including Outlook, PowerPoint, Word and Excel
• Demonstrated ability to interact in a collaborative manner with other departments and teams.
• Highly organized, detail oriented and proficient at multi-tasking
• True and demonstrated passion for multiple dimensions of the culinary universe.
• Flexible to work weekends
• Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills required
• Experience writing, editing or testing recipes
• Experience in service business operations
• Existing contacts in the NYC culinary community

• Commensurate with experience

• Please send letter and resume to:
• Your letter must indicate the basis by which you feel you possess the required skills listed above.