Job Description

Restaurant Associates


Become part of Restaurant Associates, a name that has been synonymous with exciting restaurant concepts and high quality foodservice for over half a century. RA is a New York City leader in the foodservice industry for some of the nation's premier museums, performing arts centers and corporate accounts. Restaurant Associates’ commitment to upscale dining has led the way to develop successful culinary programs. If you share our belief in the value of delivering Superior Quality Food and Delivery Hospitality Excellence, we invite you to learn more about Restaurant Associates’ dynamic select team of professionals. Come share your talents with one of the nations’ fastest-growing, multi-million dollar organizations.

Positions at this location may require proof of COVID-19 vaccination, boosters, and/or regular COVID testing. Where permitted by law, applicants who are offered a position for this location may be asked about their vaccination status, which must meet minimum business requirements. All religious, medical, or other legally recognized exemptions regarding vaccination status will be considered.

Job Summary

The Teaching Kitchen Chef will lead and coordinate scheduling, programing and running of teaching kitchens as determined including but not limited to ordering, TK station set up, teaching, and breakdown for each course.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Owns the Teaching Kitchen at home unit
  • Coordinates, develops and maintains teaching materials to be used in teaching kitchens and food literacy program initiatives
  • Identifies new revenue sources-team building, fund raising and social / networking events
  • Drives engagement among all Teaching Kitchen programming
  • Works collaboratively with onsite management team and Registered Dietitian as applicable to grow and evolve the program
  • Cultivates user engagement and enablement through culinary and food literacy
  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • Culinary Arts Degree from a recognized Culinary school or Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) in culinary & hospitality management, food and nutrition or related field of study required, desirable
  • 5+ years as a Culinary instructor or chef
  • Possess knowledge of current food trends and sustainability
  • Demonstrate a personal interest and experience in culinary innovation and teaching healthy cooking techniques to the public.
  • Self-motivated, independent, high energy, organized, flexible and has excellent time management skills.
  • Is engaging and comfortable working in different teaching environments

Apply to Restaurant Associates today!

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Compass Group is an equal opportunity employer.  At Compass, we are committed to treating all Applicants and Associates fairly based on their abilities, achievements, and experience without regard to race, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by law.

Qualified candidates must be able to perform the essential functions of this position satisfactorily with or without a reasonable accommodation. Disclaimer: this job post is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all essential responsibilities, skills, tasks, or requirements associated with this position. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the position posted, the Company reserves the right to modify or change the essential functions of the job based on business necessity. *Los Angeles applicants: Compass Group will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring (Ban the Box ordinance)


Associates at Restaurant Associates are offered many fantastic benefits.

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Life Insurance/ AD
  • Disability Insurance
  • Retirement Plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Holiday Time Off (varies by site/state)
  • Associate Shopping Program
  • Health and Wellness Programs
  • Discount Marketplace
  • Identity Theft Protection
  • Pet Insurance
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)

Req ID:  1071080

Restaurant Associates 

Kevin Shakespeare 


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