Under the direction of the Principal of the Capital
Area Career Center, the Culinary Arts Instructor will
provide a comprehensive and high quality program of
study which prepares students for a career, future
learning, and leadership in food preparation.
Possess or eligible for Vocational Certification
in Culinary Arts.
Two years recent, relevant work experience in
food service and/or restaurant management.
Extensive knowledge of instructional kitchen
equipment, preparation of food for large groups, food
ordering, costing, safety, and nutrition.
Demonstrated competence with verbal and written
Demonstrated competence with problem solving and
critical thinking skills.
Demonstrated ability to use basic computer
technologies and software packages, including word
processing and email.
Ability to work in a collaborative setting with
multiple colleagues and partners.
Effective planning and organization skills.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Successful prior teaching experience.
Successful experience working with high school
Effective classroom management techniques.
Knowledge and implementation of best practices
in curriculum development, teaching strategies, and
Demonstrated experience in classroom lesson
Bachelor's Degree in Hotel Restaurant and
Institutional Management preferred.
Coordinate and supervise all program-related
student learning activities.
Provide high quality instruction in classroom
and lab settings that helps students develop the
skills, knowledge, and work habits required for
employment and future learning in food preparation.
Develop high quality lessons and lab activities
which provide the basis for rich student learning,
using real life experiences, outside experts, and other
industry resources whenever possible.
Manage classroom and laboratory spaces to
facilitate a high quality, safe learning environment,
including ordering and managing supplies and performing
routine equipment maintenance.
Establish high expectations and standards for
student performance, behavior, and safety; communicate
those standards to students and parents; and uphold
those standards consistently.
Assess student progress frequently, communicate
that progress regularly to the student and parents, and
make instructional adjustments and/or provide
interventions for students who are not meeting high
Adjust curriculum and instruction based on
developing technological innovations and employment
Maintain records of student achievement.
Run the Sunshine Café, which serves
student-prepared meals several days a week to the
Participate in program-specific and CACC-wide
marketing and recruitment activities.
Establish and maintain business partnerships for
the purpose of providing work-based learning and
continuous feedback for program improvements.
Coordinate and lead the Program Advisory
Coordinate placement of students in work based
learning experiences and follow up on their
Implement CACC and District policies in budget
development and other policies pertinent to student
Assume other duties as assigned.
Large fully-equipped kitchen laboratory
with adjacent dining area/classroom and office.
Noise level in classroom moderately