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Cooking Instructor

Cooking Instructor


The Frederick County Division of Parks and Recreation is committed to the highest level of care of our natural and historic resources while making the park facilities and recreational programs available to all.  We believe that the benefits of parks and recreation are far reaching and vital to each and every individual, family, and community in Frederick County.

The Recreation Department seeks to enhance the quality of life of county residents by providing innovative activities and programs that meet the recreational needs of Frederick County communities.  We encourage participation in a variety of recreational opportunities that foster enjoyment and lifelong learning.  
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Non-exempt; part-time; approximately 5-25 hours per week depending on number of classes instructedprogram schedule and hours will vary and include weekend and evening hours; no-benefits

 This position is responsible for the planning and instruction of cooking classes offered by the Frederick County Division of Parks and Recreation at the Ballenger Creek Community Building.  Programs will be provided for adults ages 18+, as well as children and teen programs. Supervision is received from the Recreation Specialist.

Frederick County Government recognizes the principles of diversity and inclusion, and strives to ensure equal opportunities for its workforce, applicants and community members.  If you are a person who wants to make a difference, give back to your community, and be a voice for change, apply to Frederick County Government today.     


  • Develops and performs lead instruction of cooking classes at the Ballenger Creek Community Building Teaching Kitchen, to include but not limited to food preparation, cooking methods, baking techniques, and nutrition.
  • Maintain a fun, safe and clean cooking and learning environment
  • Ensure high standards of sanitation and cleanliness during classes and in general, within the Teaching Kitchen.
  • Compile and maintain record-keeping, such as attendance, rosters, participant information, maintenance needs etc.
  • Responsible for the inventory of kitchen supplies, equipment
  • Perform other related duties as required
  • Supervise and provide coaching and performance feedback to Cooking Instructor Aides
  • Communicate safety issues directly to Supervisor
  • Perform other related duties as required
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. In addition to the duties listed in the Essential Duties section, each employee in this classification may perform the following other duties. Any single position may not be assigned all duties listed above, nor do the examples cover all duties that may be assigned. 


The qualifications / requirements, knowledge/skills/abilities and physical demands or working conditions described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Minimum age 21 years
  • Minimum of 2 years of professional kitchen experience
  • Teaching and/or training experience
  • Current certification in Community First Aid and CPR, or the ability to become certified before the program begins (certification must be maintained throughout employment)
  • Valid Food Handlers and/or Food Managers Certification

  • Ability to effectively communicate with adult and youth students in the areas of kitchen safety and culinary education
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working/teaching relationships with Cooking Instructor Aides, and Supervisors
  • Lead classes in a friendly, upbeat, engaging manner and provide excellent customer service
  • Strong and effective spoken and written (English) communication skills
  • Physical requirements include the ability to lift or carry grocery food items or heavy bags of food. Grab, reach, push, pull, turn, stoop, kneel and crouch in order to access and use kitchen equipment.  
  • Ability to perform the required physical cooking duties and various techniques (cutting, chopping, washing dishes, putting dishes away, etc.)
  • Ability to work within typical culinary environmental conditions include, but not limited to: working with an open flames and/or other heating units, and exposure to variation in kitchen temperature, long periods of standing, moderate to loud noise level.
  • Culinary degree


  • Ability and willingness to attend meetings or trainings
  • Ability to provide own transportation as needed


KIND OF EXAMINATION (may include):

1) An evaluation of training and experience
2) One or more interviews
3) A pre-employment background investigation

This description reflects management's assignment of essential duties; it does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned 

Additional Info

Job Type : Part-time

Education Level : Not Applicable

Experience Requirement : 1-2 years

Organization : Frederick County-Parks And Recreation

City : Frederick

State : MD

Primary Category : Recreation

Salary Range : $18.00/ hourly

Application Link :[0]=Parks%20and%20Recreation%20Division&sort=PositionTitle%7CAscending&page=1&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

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