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Catholic Charities of TN

Culinary Instructor

Catholic Charities of TN


Job Summary

The Workforce Development Program at the McGruder Family Resource Center has an opening for a consulting position of culinary instructor. This is an ongoing consulting position that will instruct students on an 8-week program. Every 8 weeks, new students will enter the program and the culinary instructor will play a lead role in their success. This position will be located at Family Resource Center at McGruder at 2013 25th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37208.



Job Responsibilities


  • Developing daily menus and learning plans for the 8-week training course and sourcing the menu ingredients.
  • Maintain a learning environment where students are encouraged to as questions and implement the skills they are learning.
  • Provide instruction that involves hands on participation from students while modifying instruction as needed to meet the needs of all students.
  • Following the proscribed curriculum, program components, and learning objectives when planning and teaching lessons.
  • Monitor the progress of students, keeping grade records, and keeping students apprised of their learning success and needed area of improvement.
  • Provide data to the Program Manager in a timely manner.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • 3-5 years in a chef role experience
  • Safe Serve Certified
  • Instructing students experience a plus
  • Ability to plan and organize work
  • Ability to follow tasks through to completion
  • Effective interpersonal skills including emotional intelligence, reliability, positivity, negotiation, empathy, and openness to feedback
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation required
  • Ability to create an environment where differences are respected

Additional Information


Competive salary, contract position, not benefits eligible.

How to Apply

Please send cover letter and resume to Nichole Dingman at


  • Date Posted: January 10, 2022
  • Type: Contract / Temp
  • Job Function: Other
  • Service Area: Social / Human Services