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      Assistant Chef Teacher at The Edible Schoolyard

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      Posted on: 2005-04-18, 11:55AM

      Job Announcement:
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      The Edible Schoolyard Assistant Chef Teacher
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      The Edible Schoolyard at Martin Luther King Junior Middle School (ESY), a project of the Chez Panisse Foundation, is an organic garden and cooking classroom that involves students in all aspects of farming the garden along with preparing, serving and eating the food. Experiential education in the garden and kitchen is integrated into classroom curriculum. It awakens the senses and encourages awareness and appreciation of the transformative values of nourishment, community, and stewardship of the land.
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      The ESY Assistant Chef Teacher holds a position in the Kitchen Classroom at King Middle School. This position requires an energetic individual with a passion for working with adolescents, an extensive knowledge of cooking and kitchen culture, fastidious attention to detail, and a vibrant appreciation for the life lessons learned around the table.
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      Essential Job Duties:
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      - Cooking Instruction in the Kitchen Classroom
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      - Sustainable Food and Supplies Procurement
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      - Direction, Communication, Leadership, and Personality
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      - Facilities Management and Maintenance
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      Essential Job Skills:
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      The ESY Assistant Chef Teacher has a thorough knowledge of regional California seasonality and a strong commitment to supporting local organically grown food. Experience working with adolescents is a must, grounded in an uncompromising dedication to advocacy for youth.
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      Successful teaching in the Kitchen Classroom requires a captivating, clear, and comfortable public speaker, with awareness of food justice and ecological literacy.
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      Minimum knowledge, skill, and ability:
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      1. Cooking Instruction in the Kitchen Classroom
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      - Ability to teach classes in the kitchen for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students.
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      - Engages students in learning through a sense of fun, spontaneity, and an infallible positive attitude.
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      - Ensures that the cultural backgrounds of all students are respected and honored.
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      - Is a thoughtful, attentive listener and ready conversationalist.
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      - Articulates personal passion and makes food come alive for students.
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      - Understands and fosters links between Kitchen classroom and King classroom curriculum.
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      - Bilingual (Spanish) preferred.
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      - Has a minimum of two years professional cooking experience; service experience a plus.
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      - Ability to research, plan, execute, and document recipes that are seasonal, fresh, economical, and from scratch.
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      - Ability to create and use recipes that can be successfully prepared with students in a class setting and that translate to students� home kitchens.
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      - Ensures that recipes prepared in the kitchen classroom adhere to the highest quality and taste standards.
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      3. Sustainable Food and Supplies Procurement
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      - Selects, orders, and purchases food, culinary equipment, and cleaning/laundry supplies that adhere to standards of sustainability.
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      - Ability to understand and articulate the reasoning behind sustainable procurement.
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      - Prioritizes timely use of produce from the Edible Schoolyard garden, including weekly review of current and upcoming harvests and coordination with garden staff.
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      - Builds working relationships with local growers and purveyors at weekly Farmer�s Markets.
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      4. Direction, Communication, Leadership, and Personality
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      - Employs exemplary communication skills with ESY and Berkeley Unified School District staff and greater community, in order to maintain healthy morale, strong working relationships, and resolution of operational issues.
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      - Ability to balance taking direction with self-motivation.
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      - Derives satisfaction from a job well done, whether large or small.
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      - Ability to navigate a myriad of situations and circumstances daily, including teaching and mentoring students, informing visitors and the press, engaging in school and program meetings, training volunteers, and completing physical demanding tasks.
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      - Embodies compassion, graciousness, and a can-do attitude at all times.
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      - Stays abreast of all local and national policy issues in the educational and sustainable agriculture communities.
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      5. Facilities Management and Maintenance
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      - Ensures that the inside and outside of Kitchen Classroom are well kept and welcoming to students.
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      - Maintains highest safety standards for food handling and equipment upkeep, including refrigeration, supplies rotation, dishwashing, stoves and ovens, hand tools and knives.
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      - Ability to complete minor repairs and carpentry tasks.
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      - Proficient in print, voice, and digital communication.
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      Additional Qualifications
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      - The Assistant Chef Teacher must possess a valid California Driver�s License.
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      - People of color strongly encouraged to apply.
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      - The Chez Panisse Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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      Salary and Benefits
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      - $34,000 � $38,000, DOE
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      - Benefits package after 90-day probationary period
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      - Deadline for application May 15, 2005
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      - Position commences August 15, 2005
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      To apply, send cover letter and resume to:
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      The Edible Schoolyard
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      Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School
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      Attn: Esther Cook
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      1781 Rose Street
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      Berkeley, CA 94703
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      No phone calls or drop-ins, please. For more information about The Edible Schoolyard, visit our website at www.edibleschoolyard.org.<p><p><br><br><br>







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