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Culinary Operations Assistant

CAMPUS:  New York 

The award-winning Institute of Culinary Education (ICE) is seeking full and part-time Culinary Operations Assistants (COA). This position will support the ICE Operations Department. The COA position provides food pulls for all of the culinary, pastry, baking, and recreational classes as well as special events, and provides support to the Recreational Chef Instructors during and after recreational classes.

Part-time Evenings and/or Part-time Weekends

• Check pars of paper goods supplies in kitchens and storage closets and replenish
• Check pars of staples and other supplies in kitchens and replenish
• Assist in food pulls assembly as required
• Assist in receiving and storing vendor deliveries
• Assist in daily maintenance of walk in refrigerators and repacking of food items in walk in refrigerators Assist on floor as required and process returns and prepare City Harvest donations
• Reconcile inventory
• Respond to faculty requests for additional ingredients
• Participate in monthly inventories
• Assist in re-packing food items to be stored walk-in refrigerators for pulls
• Assist in upkeep of facility, including but not limited to: washing dishes and equipment, sweeping and mopping floor, disposing of garbage, cleaning walk-in and lowboy refrigerators, freezers, maintaining classroom standards and kitchen re-organization
• Assist in timely removal of trash, recycling and food waste

• In a timely manner, follow detailed instructions to select items for pull; review the pull-sheet to ensure ordered products are accurately pulled and delivered
• Provide room set-up for each class including equipment, place settings, knives, cutting boards, etc.
• During class, assist Recreational Chef Instructor with last minute requirements ensuring proper communication related to maintenance, classroom and/or products issues
• Assist Recreational Chef Instructor and Guests in class with food items and equipment
• As the class progresses, remove and place dirty dishes in dishwasher -- return clean dishes to designated areas in the classroom/kitchen
• Breakdown and clean kitchen areas and ensure equipment (pots, pans, dishes, silverware and glasses) are properly cleaned and stored
• Review ending inventory with beginning inventory to ensure all products and equipment have been accounted for
• Prepare all remaining food items and equipment to be returned to Stewarding and ensure all food and equipment are properly stored
• Complete the COA report and classroom sign-out sheet
• Perform other duties as assigned by Manager of COAs or Recreational Chef Instructor

• High School Diploma or GED.
• One (1) year experience in restaurant or food industry preferred.
• Ability to stand for up to 9 hours a day and lift up to 50 pounds
• Must be able to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekendsl
• Demonstrated ability to interact in a collaborative manner with other departments and guests
• Must be familiar with weights and measure
• Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment and interact in a collaborative manner with others
• Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills
• Able to multi-task and execute instructions
• Able to set up and break down rooms for classes in a timely fashion
• Able to work well both independently and as part of a team
• Punctuality and good attendance

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About the Institute of Culinary Education
The Institute of Culinary Education (ICE) is one of the largest and most diverse culinary schools in the world. Established in 1975, ICE offers award-winning six to 13-month career training programs in Culinary Arts, Pastry & Baking Arts, Restaurant & Culinary Management, Hospitality Management, Bread Baking and Cake Decorating – with more than 13,000 successful alumni, many of whom are leaders in the industry. ICE also offers continuing education for culinary professionals, hosts more than 500 special events each year and is home to one of the world's largest recreational cooking, baking and wine programs with more than 26,000 students annually. In 2015, marking the school's 40th anniversary, ICE moved to a new, modern 74,000-square-foot facility at Brookfield Place in downtown Manhattan, designed for inspiration, creativity and community. Visit us at or join us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @iceculinary to find your culinary voice

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