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Culinary Arts Teacher

Newton Public Schools - Newton, MA

Culinary Arts Teacher

JobID: 3091

Position Type:

High School Teaching/

Special Program Teacher

Date Posted:



Newton North High School

Date Available:




Career and Technical Education

Job Title:

Culinary Arts Teacher

FLSA Status:


Unit A; Exempt

Reports to:

Director of Career and Technical Education

general description (1-3 lines describing role):

The Culinary Arts Instructor is responsible for the instruction, training and career preparation necessary for students to become employed in a career related to culinary arts or continue their education. This includes, but is not limited to the following: fundamentals of food service, dining room operations, utility service, nutrition, safety knowledge and skills and cooking methods (including but not limited to deep-frying, saute, baking, roasting, steaming, poaching and braising, a la carte service, entrée preparation and plating, salads, soups, sandwiches, sauces, meat, poultry, and seafood fabrication and preparation as well as vegetable preparation, and vegetarian cooking).



HS Diploma

DESE vocational/technical teaching license in Culinary Arts

Minimum of 5 years of experience in the Culinary industry and/or career and technical education

Possession of current Food Sanitation Management and Allergen Awareness certificates

Knowledgeable of HACCP principles

Clear understanding of Massachusetts G.L. Chapter 74 regulations

Demonstrated competence in all aspects of the Culinary Arts industry

Thorough knowledge of how to teach and assess the competencies and standards of the most current Massachusetts VTE Curriculum Frameworks outlined in the Culinary occupational area under the Hospitality & Tourism Occupational Cluster

Demonstrated capacity to modify instruction to meet the needs of all students

Demonstrated capacity to establish a positive, productive and safe learning environment

Demonstrated capacity to be a productive member of a professional and collegial environment

Working knowledge of restaurant, banquet/catering, and small café food production

Ability to handle a multitude of varying and complex issues

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Effective and efficient use of technology


ServSafe certified

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES (not limited to):

Perform the duties of a teacher including maintaining attendance, grades, classroom management and communicating with parents and meets all other duties/responsibilities of a NPS teacher

Work independently and with colleagues to develop and implement a curriculum that meets all requirements of MGL Chapter 74 and includes all areas of Culinary Arts as outlined in the Massachusetts frameworks

Implement the curriculum to ensure that students receive appropriate career and technical education and training that leads to industry recognized certification and opportunities for employment in the Culinary Arts or else where

Teach effectively and efficiently a diverse student population, including some students with limited proficiency in English and students with disabilities

Maintain the kitchen and Tiger’s Loft and all Culinary equipment in good working order

Plan for, procure and maintain appropriate levels of supplies to meet production demands of the program

Plan and implement appropriate upgrades to Culinary equipment to reflect industry standards and trends

Establish operational procedures that ensure compliance with all health and safety regulations

Establish and meet business objectives for an ongoing business enterprise

Work effectively with an active Program Advisory Committee that meets a minimum of twice annually

Other duties as needed


Work Environment

: Work is generally performed in a school environment during the school day, however there may be occasions for afterschool meetings (ex: Back to School Night). Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function. Rarely absent or late unless the situation is of an emergency nature.

Physical Requirements

: Ability to lift, handle, operate and control all Culinary equipment and supplies

Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time

Sufficient mobility to navigate within a large school building

Ability to travel locally in order to acquire supplies (must possess valid driver’s license)

Date Updated: 7/23/14

Newton Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Newton Public Schools ensures equal employment opportunities regardless of race, creed, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability, or any other class as protected by law. The Newton Public Schools places a high value on diversity and active recruitment of qualified minority teachers and staff .

Any individual needing assistance in making application for any opening should contact the district human resources office.

11 days 22 hours ago

Newton Public Schools


Culinary Arts Teacher Newton Public Schools - Newton, MA, United States


Location: Newton, MA

Company Profile:
here are 11,556 (as of 10/1/07) students enrolled in fifteen elementary schools (K-5), four middle schools (6-12) and two comprehensive high schools (9-12). We also have two integrated pre-school programs with over 230 students. Over 40 different languages are spoken within the student/parent population. The Newton school district belongs to the Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity (METCO), a state-funded voluntary educational desegregation program enrolling 3500 Boston students in public schools in 34 suburban communities; 405 Boston students are enrolled in our schools. Newton is also a Member of the Education Collaborative for Greater Boston (EDCO) which includes 21 urban and suburban communities. 91% of the 2006 graduating class were listed as going on to higher education.