Culinary Arts Instructor

Previous Experience as a Culinary Arts Instructor a MUST  

Why join us? 

At Greyston, we create thriving communities through the practice and promotion of Open Hiring, which means we provide employment opportunities to people regardless of their background or work history, while offering them the support necessary both to succeed in the workplace and to thrive in the community. With our history as a social justice pioneer, Greyston is recognized as one of the country’s leading social enterprises that provides individuals opportunities for employment. Our philosophy fuels community development and a commitment to human growth and potential. With tremendous interest in socially responsible business and growing awareness of the massive economic dysfunction driven by poverty, recidivism and a lack of job opportunities for people with barriers, Greyston is poised to capitalize on these factors by launching the Center for Open Hiring as a focal point for generating and measuring social innovation impact. 

Our mission within Greyston Workforce Development is to offer a program that allows individuals to gain the skills & knowledge needed to enter, re-enter or advance within the world of work. We offer a variety of career training programs focused on industries that are hiring. 

The Culinary Art Instructor will serve as a teacher and role model teaching key skills and inspiring participants to cook gourmet meals that, through their hard work, will help open the door to a fulfilling and exciting career. 

The Chef Instructor will also be responsible for coordinating food preparation for catering orders and special events that highlight the skills and knowledge of the students. Facilitate class discussions on cooking and food safety and allowing participants to brainstorm how they might put new behaviors into action, discuss barriers for adopting new behaviors, and share ideas with their peers for overcoming barriers. 

This rewarding contract opportunity requires someone who is friendly, flexible and works well with a diverse group of people.   

The position being offered is for one (1) training session lasting ten  (10) weeks this Fall. 


Responsibilities included but not limited to: 

  • Follow and enhance our Introduction to Culinary Arts course curriculum, prepare syllabus and lesson plans for classroom instruction.  
  • Demonstrate the use of appropriate teaching techniques and evaluate student progress in attaining goals and objectives of each lesson.  
  • Demonstrate knowledge of current safety/culinary procedures in the field. 
  •  Demonstrate the ability to order products within a strict budget and maintain appropriate inventory.  
  • Participation in the screening of potential students, the enhancement of training curriculum, classroom and kitchen instruction 
  • ServSafe training and online exam proctoring 
  • Schedule guest lecturers and field trips.  


Contract Position: Culinary Arts Instructor (10 WEEK PERIOD starting in September) 

Previous Experience as a Culinary Arts Instructor a MUST 

Location: 21 Park Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10703 

Department: Workforce Development 

Compensation: Approximately $30.00 an hour; no benefits  

Schedule: Monday – Thursday 9am to 2pm 



* Culinary Arts classroom instruction experience a MUST* 

* Professional Culinary Arts degree or certification from an accredited college or institute 

* ServSafe Manager Qualification 

* ServSafe Instructor and Proctor certification a PLUS 

* Professional Culinary Arts degree or certification from an accredited college or institute 

* Employed in field for four out of the last seven years 

* Ability to relate to, teach and coach a diverse adult population 

EEO Statement: Greyston Foundation and its affiliated companies are equal opportunity employers. It is the policy of the company to hire, train, promote and pay its associates without regard to age, race, color, religion/creed, national origin, gender, gender identity, pregnancy, disability, sexual orientation, marital or partner status, alienage or citizenship