Culinary Lab Assistant

Joliet Junior College
Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 2, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Other Arts, Professional Fields, Vocational & Technical Fields, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Other Academic Affairs, Business & Administrative Affairs, Food Services Management, Student Affairs, Other Student Affairs
Employment Type
Part Time

Position Title:

Culinary Lab Assistant

Job Description:

STATUS: Part time
DEPARTMENT: Culinary Arts/City Center Campus
DIVISION: Academic Affairs
UNION: Support and Technical
REPORTS TO: Department Chair
PLACEMENT: Support staff, grade 2
MINIMUM PAY RATE: $12.00 per hour

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The student population at the college is diverse in ethnicity, gender, language, age and background. Joliet Junior College is an AA/EO employer and strongly encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of its staff.


Responsible for assisting instructional faculty and students, aiding in recruitment efforts and providing support in the operation and monitoring of lab processes, equipment and activities in the Culinary Arts Management Program.

1. Meet with instructor to discuss any special needs for that day’s lab class.
2. Assist students with menu production and supervision of product quality.
3. Monitor students to ensure they are following proper recipes, cooking procedures, baking practices, and service skills where appropriate.
4. Continually monitor sanitation practices of students.
5. Inform chef instructor of any wrongdoing by students or if students disappear from lab setting.
6. Monitor all storage and food production areas to ensure that students put products away and store them properly. Inform chef instructor of a destruction and/or waste of product by students.
7. Assist students with proper knife skills, terminology and techniques.
8. Maintain a positive attitude towards students to foster a learning environment.
9. Assist with Chef for a Day visiting students, recruitment efforts and high school/career fair presentations.
10. Fill in as a teacher assistant when needed.
11. Assist with instruction of daily cooking and food production lessons.
12. Assist with supervision of student workers as necessary.
13. Perform final inspection of individual student work area and dismiss students at the end of each class once all food production and classroom food spaces have been cleaned and sanitized.
14. Ensure operation is in good condition for health department inspections of student food production areas.
15. Work with the instructor to inventory all products and prepare orders for all food and non-food supplies needed for each class.

16. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with other members of the college and community, displaying cultural competence as well as emotional intelligence.

17. Develop and maintain production sheets for each instructor/class.
18. Perform other duties as assigned.

1. One (1) year of culinary arts lab work completed with a grade of “B” or better.
2. Ability to communicate effectively with students/faculty and foodservice staff.
3. Self motivated, patience, common sense, problem solving ability and a willingness to accept responsibility.
4. Recommendation from chef/lab instructor for position of lab assistant.
5. Must be able to work flexible hours during scheduled lab times.


1. English and Spanish verbal and written communication proficiency.

2. Demonstrated multicultural competence.

Full Time/Part Time:

Part time

Union (If Applicable):

Scheduled Hours:

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