Boys and Girls Village

Culinary Arts Vocational Instructor- Full Time

Culinary Instructor

Location: Bridgeport, CT

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


  • Prepares and provides culinary instruction
  • Responsible for preparation and cooking of all food for culinary arts program
  • 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
  • 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
  • Culinary degree (certain industry /educational certifications may be accepted in lieu of AS) plus 2-3 years’ instructional experience.
  • 5+ years of experience in restaurant industry
  • Thorough knowledge of basic and advanced cooking techniques including hot and cold foods, soups, stocks, sauces, etc.
  • 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.

      • Competitive salaries, with increased compensation for Bi-lingual in Spanish staff
      • Comprehensive medical and dental benefits, including an option that is free to employees.
      • Life insurance, short and long-term disability
      • a 401K plan with employer contributions
      • Generous benefit time
      • A tuition reimbursement program and free licensing supervision.

We are an equal opportunity employer

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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.