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Chef Assistant

Part Time - Weekends and Evenings

The Institute of Culinary Education has an exciting opportunity to work in our Special Events Division. Our Chef Assistants represent the backbone of this division and you will be responsible for assisting our illustrious Chef Instructor(s) during our private culinary events. You will have an opportunity to aid in instructing guests on prep, cooking, and other miscellaneous techniques and tips. Once the demo portion of the event has been completed you will provide support in plating and be responsible for the breakdown of the culinary aspect of the event.

• Celebrity Chef Demonstrations
• Corporate Hands-on Cooking parties with the purposes of team-building, sales meetings, client entertaining or celebration events. Personal Hands-on Cooking parties for couples/ families for personal celebrations.
• Meetings & conferences, whereas a culinary setting is useful or desired (examples include a KitchenAid sales meeting and World Science Festival food seminar)

• Assist and lead guests in the preparation and cooking of a specific menu as per chosen by the group, for groups up to 90 people.
• Provide room set up for each private event including equipment, place settings, knives, cutting boards, etc…
• Answer guest questions regarding equipment use, food preparation and cooking techniques.
• Follow instruction regarding obtaining the pulls from Stewarding.
• Continually maintain the cleanliness and organization of the kitchen and/or classroom.
• Perform other duties as assigned by Manager or Chef Instructor.

• Candidates must have 1 – 2 years as a line cook in a restaurant.
• Must possess a strong sense of urgency and attention to detail
• Strong communication skills required.
• Flexible schedule (weekends and evenings)
• Ability to bend and lift 40 – 60 pounds.
• High school diploma or GED required; culinary degree or certification preferred.
• Front of the house or hospitality experience preferred.
• Plating, knife and culinary skills are preferred.
• Demonstrated ability to interact in a collaborative manner with other departments and guests.
• Proven ability to work independently at times and within a team.

Forward resume to, in the subject line please include ‘Attention Chef Assistant’
No Phone or Walk-In Applications will be accepted.

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. Our sprawling 74,000 square foot campus is located inside Brookfield Place at 225 Liberty Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY, and is open 355 days and nights a year.

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