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Chef Instructor

Company: Zwilling J.A. Henckels
Location: White Plains
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

OBJECTIVEThe Chef Instructor will be responsible for hosting classes and events, explaining recipes and demonstrating essential techniques before and during the cooking process. Our dream Chef is communicative, proactive, a strong brand ambassador, flexible, imaginative, exercises ingenuity and has the final responsibility of taking care of a never-to-be-forgotten culinary event. The Chef Instructor will guide guests to a tasty result and entertain them in a casual way. The Chef Instructor is a creative, hands-on person, willing to follow, develop and improve the ZWILLING Cooking Studio concept.PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIESThe Chef Instructor will report to the Resident Chef and Culinary Program Manager and will have responsibilities including:OrganizationAssist with proper daily class preparation and execution as directed by Resident Chef.Manage classes developed by ZWILLING J.A. Henckels.Instruct kitchen assistants and dishwashers.Clean up the kitchen after an event.Culinary InstructionTeach 1 to 2 classes per week.Willing to follow ZWILLING J.A. Henckels provided concept, menus and recipes.Teach and demonstrate cooking techniques and knife skills.Lead instruction for Cooking Studio events and corporate-sponsored programs.Provide ongoing coaching and constructive feedback to Kitchen Assistants.Culinary ExpertiseAbility to distinguish, with a degree of accuracy, differences or similarities in intensity or quality of flavors or recognizing particular flavors or odors using tongue or nose.Ensure that food taste, presentation and service is high-quality.Knowledge of every basic and advanced cooking technique.Highly interested in quality products and new developments in the food business.Basic wine/beer/spirits knowledge and willingness to learn.Ability to handle, serve and pour liquor, wine and beer and/or mix ingredients, such as liquor, soda, water, etc. for preparation of cocktails and other beverages.SalesUtilize strong salesmanship to promote retail sales before, during and after classes.Serve as an ambassador of the studio, creating opportunities for promoting upcoming classes.Additional RequirementsFlexibility to work evenings and weekends.Ability to remain in a stationary position for 2-3 hours at a time.Ability to reach, push, grab, pull, bend, stoop, kneel, etc. in order to retrieve and/or replenish merchandise or handle cooking equipment.Ability to move and/or lift merchandise and/or kitchen equipment weighing up to 50 lbs.Additional responsibilities as assigned by Resident Chef.QUALIFICATIONSMinimum of 5 years experience in Teaching, Food Prep, and Catering.Culinary degree or equivalent Chef de Cuisine or Sous Chef experience.Availability and flexibility to work 1 to 2 events weekly, including evenings and weekends.Willing to participate in training provided by ZWILLING J.A. Henckels.Valid Food Handlers and/or Food Managers Certification.Customer-focused approach with a dedication to inspire and engage class participants.Superior organizational skills; must be able to manage and execute multiple tasks with accuracy.Demonstrated successful teaching and training experience.Excellent communication and customer focused skills with an affinity for cooking, a desire to learn, and a willingness to support The ZWILLING Cooking Studio concept for long-term growth.ZWILLING has been the gold standard for premium cutlery the world over for 290 years. Marrying the tradition of expert German engineering and stainless-steel know-how from our long history of knife-making and boasting a family of standard-setting brands such as STAUB and DEMEYERE, the ZWILLING group offers glassware, cast iron, nonstick and stainless-steel cookware, kitchen tools, including electrics and advanced food storage systems, and, of course, a wide spectrum of knives.One of the world's oldest trademarks, ZWILLING J.A. Henckels began in 1731 in Solingen, Germany - the "City of Blades." The small, family-owned knife company has grown into the modern kitchen specialist. ZWILLING is an international industry leader that sells products in 100 countries. Respected as an innovator in the industry, ZWILLING remains rooted in the foundation upon which it was built: a tradition of quality and excellence forged nearly three centuries ago. This blend of cutting-edge technology, time-honored technique, exceptional standards, and skilled craftsmanship is our recipe for success.Not eligible for Sponsorship.

Keywords: Zwilling J.A. Henckels, White Plains , Chef Instructor, Education / Teaching , White Plains, New York

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