Lead Chef Instructor—Health-Supportive Culinary Arts Program @ICE

Position: Lead Chef Instructor– Health-Supportive Culinary Arts Program

Reports to: CA Campus President

The Institute of Culinary Education CA Campus is seeking a lead chef instructor for its Health-Supportive Culinary Arts Program (HSCA). The HSCA Program offers practical classes and lectures on food, wellness and health through nutrition education, plant-based cooking and meals that heal. The Lead Chef Instructor will manage the HSCA curriculum and other chef instructors; focusing on the leadership of instruction and offerings related to the maximizing health benefits from ingredients and cooking techniques.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Overall planning, management and administration of the Health-Supportive Culinary Arts Program (HSCA) including advisement, evaluation, counseling, and maintenance of program accreditation

  • Curriculum development, assessment, evaluation in the areas of whole foods, nutrition, wellness and sustainability

  • Development of policies and procedures for effectively managing all components of the program

  • Ability to teach the Health-Supportive Culinary Arts curriculum

  • Provide ongoing feedback on recipes and courses

  • Develop, create and test new recipes

  • Lead a team of chef instructors through the entire employment cycle

  • Adhere to and enforce school policies and procedures

  • Comply with ACCSC requirements, as communicated

  • Perform administrative duties on a timely basis

  • Participate in administrative meetings, as required

  • Work on projects as assigned

  • Participate in events to market the School and HSCA Program including but not limited to contributions to open houses, social media, interviews, articles, and cooking segment

  • Monitor faculty service and professional development including but not limited to coaching feedback, classroom observation and performance evaluation

  • Assisting in maintaining compliance with all federal, state and accrediting regulations


  • Culinary degree/diploma and/or some form of formal culinary education

  • Bachelor’s degree in dietetics, foods and nutrition, food service systems management, clinical nutrition, or related area, highly preferred. Master’s degree highly preferred.

  • Minimum of 7 years culinary and/or human nutrition experience, preferably including managerial experience

  • Broad knowledge of food as medicine, including Ayurvedic, macrobiotics, gluten-free and dairy-free diets

  • Knowledge of Eastern and Western food theories and applications highly preferred

  • Previous teaching experience strongly preferred

  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal; strong presentation and interpersonal skills

  • Proficient in Microsoft suite of products including Outlook, PowerPoint, Word and Excel

  • Demonstrated ability to interact in a collaborative manner with others

  • Highly organized, detail oriented and proficient at multi-tasking

  • True and demonstrated passion for multiple dimensions of the culinary/nutrition/dietetic universe

  • Flexible schedule; able to work weekends and/or evenings

  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills required

  • Experience writing, editing or testing recipes

  • Existing contacts in the LA culinary and health/wellness community

The Institute of Culinary Education (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, Restaurant & Culinary Management and Hotel & Hospitality Management and continuing education programs in Artisan Bread Baking, the Art of Cake Decorating and Professional Beverage Studies — with more than 14,000 successful alumni, many of whom are leaders in the industry. ICE also offers continuing education for culinary professionals, hosts more than 500 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 new west coast campus in Los Angeles were designed for inspiration, creativity and community. Visit us at ice.edu or join us on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Facebook at @iceculinary to find your culinary voice™.

The Institute of Culinary Education is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Type: Full-time


  • culinary and/or human nutrition: 7 years (Required)


  • Bachelor's (Preferred)

Benefits offered:

  • Paid time off

  • Health insurance

  • Dental insurance

  • Healthcare spending or reimbursement accounts such as HSAs or FSAs

  • Other types of insurance

  • Retirement benefits or accounts