Boys and Girls Village

Culinary Instructor- Part Time

Culinary Instructor

Location: Bridgeport, CT

  • BGV is seeking a certified culinary instructor
  • Working in our vocational program with teens ages 16-21

. Monday-Friday 2pm-6pm schedule may vary

Position Summary:

  • Responsible for preparation and cooking of all food
  • Works in conjunction with food service manager to place all food and supply orders and oversee deliveries for Work to Learn
  • Organizes and maintains the restaurant kitchen facilities independently, so that it meets CT health standards
  • Assists in all special events; may require some evening and/or weekend hours
  • On site and off site catering and food vending cart
  • Creates and/or makes changes to menu as needed, to ensure customer satisfaction
  • Must respond to and work with diverse and varied client populations
  • Meet all teaching expectations, as outlined and support the BGV mission
  • Associate degree (certain industry /educational certifications may be accepted in lieu of AS) plus 2-3 years’ instructional experience.
  • Thorough knowledge of basic and advanced cooking techniques including hot and cold foods, soups, stocks, sauces, etc.
  • Knowledge of Unox/Rational ovens
  • Knowledge of proper sanitation and safety procedures as defined by the State of Connecticut Health Code
  • Knowledge of all required kitchen small wares and equipment, including proper breakdown, sanitation and reassembly of equipment
  • Skilled in basic math applications as used in food service operations including food cost, labor cost, recipe conversion and yield test and well versed in culinary terms used in a professional kitchen
  • Skilled in making presentations to groups of clients and in explaining culinary techniques at a fundamental to advanced level
  • SERV Safe for Managers required-certified proctor and instructor


  • The focus of the Work to Learn Program is to maximize youth’s educational, vocational and employability skills and experiences. The function of Meatball Heaven is to provide a learning atmosphere to better prepare our clients for a rewarding career in the Food Service Industry.


Boys & Girls Village (BGV) takes pride in the supportive, team-oriented environment we offer to our employees.


    • Free annual flu shots
    • Wellness workshops


    • Partnership with CT Non-Profit Alliance for tuition discounts at participating universities
    • Training and development opportunities


    • Competitive salaries, with increased compensation for Bi-lingual in Spanish staff
    • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)- Free and confidential counseling for employee and family

We are an equal opportunity employer.

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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.