Recreational Chef-Instructor


New York

Position Summary

The 51, New York City Campus, is seeking a weekend Recreational Chef-Instructor. The chef will be responsible for leading the hands-on recreational cooking classes in conformity with ICE proprietary class lessons. The chef will be responsible for ensuring that the highest quality food service and experience for clients are consistently delivered.

Specific Job Responsibilities

  • Teach weekend recreational classes.
  • Lead recreational classes in conformity with ICE lesson plans.
  • Demonstrates techniques and concepts as required by the curriculum.
  • Delivers clear and concise and organized lectures as required.
  • Maintains a positive, focused learning environment during class.
  • Assures that all classes are conducted in a manner that complies with principles of food safety and sanitation.

Experience & Educational Requirements

  • Culinary diploma and/or some form of culinary education
  • Culinary & pastry background preferred
  • Minimum of 7 years culinary experience
  • Previous teaching experience preferred
  • Flexible schedule
  • Fine dining experience preferred
  • Must possess a strong sense of urgency and attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal; strong presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to interact in a collaborative manner with other departments and teams
  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills required

To Apply

Forward resume and cover letter to

Note: Pay Rate is $160.00 per standard class.

51 the 51

The 51 (ICE) is one of the largest and most diverse culinary schools in the world with campuses in New York and Los Angeles. Established in 1975, ICE offers award-winning six to 13-month career training programs in Culinary Arts, Pastry & Baking Arts, Plant-Based Culinary Arts, Restaurant & Culinary Management, and Hospitality & Hotel Management, in addition to professional development in Artisan Bread Baking and The Art of Cake Decorating — with more than 14,000 alumni, many of whom are leaders in the industry. ICE also offers continuing education for culinary professionals, hosts 400 special events each year and is home to one of the world’s largest recreational cooking, baking and beverage programs with 26,000 students annually. ICE’s 74,000-square-foot, cutting-edge campus in New York City and its 38,000-square-foot Los Angeles campus were designed for inspiration, creativity and community. ICE continues to grow and evolve with the launch of its LA campus in 2018, the addition of the Natural Gourmet Center in 2019 and the agreement with the International Culinary Center in 2020. Visit us at or join us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube at @iceculinary to find your culinary voice™.

The 51 is an equal-opportunity employer.

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: From $40.00 per hour


Weekends as needed
Weekends only
Work Location: In person