Future Chefs (futurechefs.net) prepares Boston high school students to leave high school ready for quality employment and post-secondary education. With a focus on positive youth development, Future Chefs provides
culinary training and authentic work-based learning to prepare teens with the hard skills they will need to succeed in the culinary industry and most importantly the job readiness skills to succeed in any field. Future Chefs’ model is based on the belief that every student is unique and flourishes in respectful, safe, stimulating settings that provide opportunities for growth, and relationships with caring, supportive adults who honor students’ lived experiences. Future Chefs occupies 5770 square feet of meeting, kitchen and office space on the first floor of The Clarion in Roxbury and is programming our space to build community-based collaborations that directly and indirectly support our mission. Future Chefs is a fiscally sponsored organization of TSNE (tsne.org).
The Kitchen Operation Support Assistant will report to the Culinary Program Manager and Work-based
learning Leader to support the culinary and program teams in delivering the Future Chefs Summer
Program. The work-based Learning leader will approve this person’s timecards. This position will take on
being the support person for the listed duties. This position will require 15 hours/week up to 20 if needed
in person, Work hours will generally take place between 2 pm and 6pm, Monday –Thursday with the
possibility of some Friday hours as needed and if the person is available.
The Kitchen Operation Support Assistant will work both independently and with Kitchen Staff to:
- Assist in Nutrition lessons during the summer program.
- Support participants and assist with laundry
- Wash and fold chef jackets, aprons, and towels.
- Maintain Kitchen Organization systems
- Keep the dry storage organized at all times.
- Keep the walk-in and freezer organized.
- Putt away food orders.
- Ensure the dish room is always maintained.
- Support participants in teaching how to correctly use the dish room. (Three bay sinks, sanitizers, mop buckets. Trash and recycling bins).
- Adhere to proper dress code (e.g. kitchen shoes, hat or hair net, apron, chef coat)
- Assist in setting up, breaking down, and cleaning of kitchen.
We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below.
Excellent communication and organizational skills;
Experience in the food service industry or education in the culinary arts;
The desire to be part of a diverse learning community;
Flexibility and a positive, can-do attitude;
Eligible to work in the U.S.;
Respect for the dignity of all work and willingness to consider multiple points of view.
Physical Demands/Work Environment
The physical demands described here are representative of those for this position. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. Work is performed in an office environment and in close proximity to other workers.
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to:
Regarding COVID-19: TSNE considers the health and safety of our employees of the utmost importance, and due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and subject to your state and local laws, our policy requires that all employees performing in-person work at a TSNE designated office are fully vaccinated. For the purpose of this policy, fully vaccinated indicates that you have received a single dose of the Janssen vaccine, or both doses of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine. Certain exemptions may be requested and will be considered by Human Resources.
Compensation and Benefits
Location: Work will be primarily performed Boston, MA. Work is not eligible for remote work
Compensation: The starting salary for this position is $17.00/hour and is commensurate with experience.
Benefits: This position is not eligible for benefits.
TSNE/FC strives to achieve excellence through a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment that embraces all of our individual and collective differences. Black, Indigenous, People of Color, Middle Eastern and North African, Bilingual and/or Bicultural candidates, and LGBTQ2SIA+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. We value and honor the unique talents, learning styles, and lived experiences of each individual that enrich and strengthen our workplace culture, and we are proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
All employment conditions are based on an individual’s performance and job qualifications. TSNE/FC prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, creed, color, religion, native language, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, parental status, pregnancy, race-based hairstyles, or any other protected characteristic stated by federal and state law. Regardless of any class’ protection under the law or lack thereof, TSNE/FC celebrates diversity and values the strengths that come with having a diverse team of employees. It is represented in our workplace culture, and it is who we are.
TSNE/FC's EEO statement extends to volunteers, interns, contractors, vendors, and clients.