Chef Instructor, Health-Supportive Culinary Arts Program

Full Time


Los Angeles

Reports To

Lead Chef, Health-Supportive Culinary Arts

Position Summary

The Institute of Culinary Education CA Campus is seeking a chef instructor for its Health-Supportive Culinary Arts program (HSCA). The HSCA program offers practical classes and lectures on food, wellness and health through nutrition education, plant-based cooking and meals that heal. The chef instructor will teach all classes in the HSCA curriculum, which includes culinary, baking, pastry and academic components. A deep and educated interest in health-supportive diets and cooking is essential.

Specific Job Responsibilities

  • Motivate and guide aspiring culinary professionals to find their culinary voice.
  • Conduct in-classroom demonstrations as required by curriculum.
  • Demonstrate techniques and concepts as required by the curriculum.
  • Deliver clear, concise and organized lectures
  • Assess student performance through observation and interaction, along with written and practical examinations.
  • Maintain a positive and focused learning environment.
  • Assure classes are conducted in a manner that complies with principles of food safety and sanitation.
  • Maintain accurate records of student attendance and performance.
  • Attend meetings and faculty orientation as required.
  • Attend commencement ceremony annually.
  • Maintain compliance with regulators.

Experience & Educational Requirements

  • Culinary degree/diploma and/or some form of formal culinary education.
  • Bachelor’s degree in dietetics, foods and nutrition, food service systems management, clinical nutrition, or related area, highly preferred.
  • Minimum of 7 years culinary and/or human nutrition experience, preferably including managerial experience.
  • Broad knowledge of food as medicine, including Ayurvedic, macrobiotics, gluten-free and dairy-free diets.
  • Knowledge of Eastern and Western food theories and applications highly preferred.
  • Previous teaching experience strongly preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; 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 others.
  • Highly organized, detail oriented and proficient at multi-tasking.
  • True and demonstrated passion for multiple dimensions of the culinary/nutrition/dietetic universe.
  • Flexible schedule; able to work weekends.
  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills required.
  • Experience writing, editing or testing recipes.

To Apply

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ICE is dedicated to inspiring our students to reach their full potential through an education that emphasizes technique and professionalism. We accomplish this in a passionate, disciplined environment that fosters excellence, critical thinking and creativity in students, faculty and staff.

The Institute of Culinary Education (ICE) is one of the largest and most diverse culinary schools in the world with campuses in New York and Los Angeles. Established in 1975, ICE offers award-winning six to 13-month career training programs in Culinary Arts, Pastry & Baking Arts, Health-Supportive Culinary Arts, Restaurant & Culinary Management and Hotel & Hospitality Management and continuing education programs in Artisan Bread Baking and the Art of Cake Decorating — with more than 14,000 successful alumni, many of whom are leaders in the industry. ICE also offers professional development 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 beverage programs with 26,000 students annually. ICE’s 74,000-square-foot, cutting-edge campus in New York City and 38,000-square-foot Los Angeles campus were designed for inspiration, creativity and community. Visit us at, watch our videos on YouTube at, or join the conversation on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook at @iceculinary to find your culinary voice™.

The Institute of Culinary Education is an equal opportunity employer.