Culinary Arts Teacher

Culinary Arts Teacher


General Description:

The Culinary Arts Teachers shall have responsibility for the instruction of high school students in the culinary arts program. Duties shall include classroom instruction, lesson plan design, progress monitoring, curriculum and content planning and collaboration with other culinary staff members.  This position reports to the Academy Principal.

 Required Qualifications

The individual to be hired to the position of Culinary Arts Teacher must meet the following conditions and qualifications:

  • PA Vocational Teaching Certification in Quantity Foods strongly preferred. PA Instructional certification in Family and Consumer Science is also appropriate for this position. Candidates not possessing PA teaching certification must be willing to complete required college coursework and testing to obtain full certification.
  • Graduate from a culinary arts program or formal education in culinary arts strongly preferred, along with a minimum of two years (4000 hours) documented paid work experience in the technical field within the last 10 years.
  • Practical knowledge of food preparation, the overall structure and workflow of a kitchen, culinary facilities, supplies equipment, and safety and sanitation guidelines.
  • Ability to communicate with a diverse group of students, parents, coworkers, and the community in a manner which demonstrates dignity and respect.

Key Responsibilities:

The Culinary Arts Teacher must have the ability to perform the following essential functions with or without reasonable accommodations:

  1. Instruct students in grades 9—12 in various aspects of culinary arts, complying with state and industry standards. This may include, but is not limited to, food preparation, menu planning, nutrition, food resources, culinary skills, culinary culture and history, equipment and supplies, inventory, quality controls, costs and pricing, safety, and sanitation.
  2. Create and implement lesson plans conforming to school requirements for content and/or format.
  3. Maintain accurate records of student progress and submit grade reports as required.
  4. Create a positive environment conducive toward learning.
  5. Work cooperatively with other culinary program staff members and promote a cohesive team-based approach to the program and curriculum.
  6. Contact parents or guardians when necessary.
  7. Develop connections with local businesses and outside organizations to promote internships, sponsorships, and/or job placement.
  8. Attend school functions as required.


A complete application for this position will include the following:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • PA Standard Application (Please note: Some portions of this application will not apply if you are not a certified teacher.  These may be left blank.)
  • Certification, if available
  • College Transcripts, if applicable (unofficial transcripts are acceptable)
  • Clearances (Click for clearance information)  If you do not already have the required clearances, you may submit other application materials in advance so as to not delay consideration of your candidacy.

These items can be emailed to Dyann Karchnak, Human Resources Specialist, at or mailed or delivered to Ms. Karchnak at York County School of Technology, 2179 S. Queen Street, York, PA 17402.