Executive Chef and Culinary School Instructor Job at Park City Culinary Institute, Salt Lake City, UT

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  • Park City Culinary Institute
  • Salt Lake City, UT

Job Description

Executive Chef and Culinary School Instructor at Park City Culinary Institute.

Are you a passionate and experienced Executive Chef?
Are you looking for an environment where you will have the opportunity to inspire and shape the next generation of culinary professionals?
Look no further! Park City Culinary Institute is currently seeking a talented and dedicated Executive Chef and Culinary School Instructor to join our team! As an Instructor, you will bring your extensive experience, creativity, and passion for both savory and sweet creations into the classroom, equipping students with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in the culinary industry.

Responsibilities:

  • Conducting engaging, inspiring, and delightful interactive culinary classes, covering a wide range of topics in the savory culinary and French pastry arts.
  • Developing comprehensive lesson plans, course materials, and hands-on activities that cater to different learning styles, ensuring an immersive and enriching educational experience for students and assessments that align with the curriculum and learning objectives.
  • Foster a supportive and collaborative learning environment, providing constructive feedback and guidance to students as they develop their culinary skills.
  • Demonstrating and instructing students on proper culinary techniques, presentation skills, and the use of specialized equipment.
  • Maintaining inventory, ordering all supplies, and managing food costs. 
  • Coordinate repair and maintenance, performing preventative maintenance and cleaning to keep our teaching kitchen and premises in tip top shape.
  • Ensuring a clean and organized kitchen at all times. Adherence to food and safety sanitation regulations.
  • Collaborate with other instructors and staff members to coordinate events, competitions, and culinary showcases to showcase students' culinary talents.
  • Collaborating to continuously enhance the curriculum, teaching methods, and overall student experience.
  • Participating in meetings, workshops, and professional development activities and applying what you learn.
  • Serve as a mentor and advisor to students, offering career guidance and professional development opportunities.
  • Flexible schedule to accommodate morning, afternoon, and evening class schedules. 
  • Must have reliable transportation (personal vehicle) to transport food & equipment to offsite events including in Park City during the winter.

Qualifications:

  • Extensive experience in both savory and pastry arts, with fine dining preferred,
  • In-depth knowledge of culinary techniques, ingredients, flavor profiles, and industry trends.
  • Have a growth mindset, and be committed to always improving and learning.
  • Dedicated to growing and developing the next generation of innovative and inspiring chefs.
  • Excellent spoken, and written communication, with interpersonal skills to effectively engage and inspire students and the community. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment, inspiring and motivating students to reach their full potential.
  • Technology savvy and comfortable with utilizing the Google and Microsoft suites.
  • Flexibility to adapt to evolving curriculum needs and the ability to contribute innovative ideas to enhance the program.
  • Proven ability to plan, organize, and deliver engaging and interactive culinary instruction.
  • An understanding of current industry trends and a commitment to staying updated on new pastry and savory cooking techniques and ingredients.
  • Culinary certifications or degrees are preferred, but equivalent work experience will also be considered.

Salary and Benefits:

  • Negotiable salary based on experience and qualifications.
  • Performance-based bonuses based on individual and team achievements.
  • Comprehensive benefits package, in addition to paid time off. 
  • No holidays except New Year's Eve
  • A supportive and inclusive work environment that values collaboration and personal growth.
  • Monday through Friday classes with occasional weekend events.


As a woman-owned business, Park City Culinary Institute believes in the power of diversity, equity, inclusion, and the collective strength it brings to our team. We warmly welcome and encourage individuals from all backgrounds, cultures, and experiences to apply for the position.

Application Process:

If you are excited about the prospect of sharing your passion with novice and experienced culinary students, we would love to hear from you.

  • Updated resume or CV outlining your relevant work experience.
  • Cover letter expressing your interest in the position and why you believe you would be a valuable addition to our school!


If we are impressed by your experience, we will send you a follow-up email with a request for your portfolio, or collection of photos showcasing your savory and pastry creations.

Join our team and become a part of a culinary institute that values excellence, creativity, and a genuine love for the culinary arts. We look forward to welcoming an Executive Chef and Culinary School Instructor who will inspire and educate the next generation of culinary professionals!

About Park City Culinary Institute:

Park City Culinary Institute is dedicated to inspiring our students to create, innovate, and design culinary art by providing them with the tools to cook fearlessly, confidently, and with joy. We believe in the power of bringing people together to break bread, create community, and grow together. We are an independent boutique culinary school dedicated to providing top-notch culinary education in an intimate and supportive environment. We are proud to be a five-time winner for “Best of State” and a five-time winner for “Best of Utah”. Located in the heart of Salt Lake City, Utah, our institute offers savory and sweet courses for aspiring chefs, culinary entrepreneurs, and enthusiasts. We pride ourselves on delivering an exceptional educational experience and preparing our students for successful careers in the culinary industry.

Job Tags

Holiday work, Full time, Work experience placement, New year, Flexible hours, Day shift, Afternoon shift,

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