Sorry, this job is no longer available.

Culinary Trainer

Below is specific information for you to consider about this position.

Job Title: Culinary Trainer and Requisition ID number: 56864

Close Date: 11:59 PM on 07/02/2018

Organizational Unit: CWS, Site Operations (10001075)

Site: Nutrition Center (0782)

FTE: 1.0; this is based on full-time equivalency with 1.0 being full time

Union: AMP(42)

Functional Area: Food Service

Resume and Cover Letter are mandatory to apply for any position.



Under general supervision, performs culinary training for staff at school sites; works with Site Supervisors and Administrative team to design, schedule, and organize culinary training opportunities for culinary and wellness services employees.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS -- Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class. Employees are required to be in attendance and prepared to begin work at their assigned work location on the specified days and hours. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Creates culinary training curriculum and provides on going culinary training to staff.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of culinary standards for preparation of meals at schools.
  • Provides support to site supervisors to ensure that culinary standards are implemented at sites.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of culinary checklist/review process for site visits.
  • Provides culinary technical assistance to staff.
  • Assists with recipe testing, data collection and implementation of new recipes
  • Coordinates implementation of assigned programs and/or projects.
  • Documents and reports information necessary to assist with disciplinary action process.
  • Provides coaching and feedback for culinary skills.
  • Communicates effectively with staff, supervisors, parents, and the community.
  • Demonstrates courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with students, clients, visitors, and MPS staff; acts in a manner that promotes a harmonious and effective workplace environment
  • Enthusiastically promotes the Superintendent’s goals and priorities in compliance with all policies and procedures.
  • Maintains absolute confidentiality of work-related issues, records and MPS information.
  • Other duties or tasks may be assigned on an as-needed basis
  • At times may be required to work outside normal business hours and work extended hours to accomplish requirements of the position.


Education, Training and Experience Guidelines

Associate Degree in Culinary Arts, or related field; AND two (2) years of experience providing culinary training, developing recipes and menus; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience as determined by Human Resources.

Knowledge of:
  • Federal, state and local codes and regulations governing food handling and public nutrition services.
  • Federal, state and local regulations applicable to Child Nutrition Programs.
  • Methods and procedures for institutional food preparation and inventory control.
  • HACCP and safe food handling practices.
  • Safe and appropriate use of kitchen equipment.
  • Principles of record keeping and records management.
  • Personal sanitation and hygiene regulations.
  • Customer service and public relations methods and practices.
  • Environmentally responsible and resource-efficient food preparation and distribution methods.

Skill in:

  • Coordinating food services preparation and distribution operations.
  • Reviewing operations, identifying potential food safety hazards, and verifying compliance with state and Federal regulations.
  • Safely using kitchen tools and equipment, and specialized safety testing and analysis tools.
  • Ability to prioritize effectively.
  • Coaching/teaching employees in areas in need of improvement.
  • Promoting and enforcing safe work practices.
  • Following verbal and written instructions and procedures.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with co-workers and clients.
  • Operating a personal computer utilizing standard and specialized software.
  • Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.


A valid Minnesota State Driver’s License may be required.

Minnesota Food Manager Certification required.


Work is performed in a commercial food service and kitchen work environment; moderate physical requirements, with risk of burns and cuts; frequent lifting, carrying, and moving up to 50 pound containers of food preparation materials and equipment; may require working in a walk-in freezer.


Final candidates may be invited to interview with a committee. Final appointment to this position will be contingent upon passing a criminal background check.

Diversity is one of Minneapolis Public Schools core values and is essential to our goal of putting children first and making them college-ready. Diversity of our workforce provides us with a competitive advantage and allows us to better understand, communicate with and educate our diverse student body. Minneapolis Public Schools will not deny anyone the opportunity for training or employment because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender or gender identity, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, sexual orientation, age, family care leave status, or veteran status.

Minneapolis Public Schools strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply.

Posting Notes: | 12:01 AM On 07/02/2018 | CWS, Site Operations (10001075) | Nutrition Center (0782) | Food Service

Minneapolis Public Schools
Full time
Minneapolis, MN 55401, US