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Jewish Community Center of the East Bay

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Jewish Community Center of the East Bay
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Job Summary

Job Type
Job Last Posted
Job posted 4 days ago
Job Role
Childcare Teacher, Food Production
Employer's Industry
Nonprofit, Education
Job Schedule
Evenings, Afternoons, Mornings, Weekdays

Job Description


The JCC East Bay is a welcoming, inspiring home for people of all ages and life stages. Our mission is to create healthy communities inspired by Jewish values, culture, and tradition. We build interpersonal relationships, foster learning and inspiration, and explore Jewish life. The JCC's core programs include intergenerational Jewish holiday celebrations throughout the year; early childhood education and preschool; camp and afterschool programs in four locations in Berkeley and Oakland; and provocative cultural arts events, concerts, and lectures. The JCC serves and reflects the diverse residents of the East Bay, offering physical gathering spaces for the Jewish and broader community.


The JCC East Bay is seeking a Chef/Teacher who will be responsible for all aspects of snack cooking and preparation in the morning, followed by programming with students in the afternoon.

Chef/Teacher duties are as follows:

A. Afterschool-Berkeley (K-3rd Grade) and Club J (4th & 5th Grade)

A. Day to Day

  • Daily prep of two nutritious snacks: one wholesome cooked snack and one fresh fruit or vegetable snack
  • Daily prep and facilitation of snack service and cleanliness during snack time
  • Being mindful and aware of all program children food allergies and providing a backup snack if necessary
  • Communicate with facilities manager when snack supplies are needed (i.e. bowls, cups, gloves)
  • Maintaining general conditions of kitchen and snack space

B. Snack Program Maintenance

  • Plan weekly menu of kid-friendly snacks for up to 200 students
  • Weekly Monday grocery shopping trips, budgeting, and kitchen organization, shopping for any cooking utensils you will need.
  • Plan and implement at least two cooking/food education classes/week


  • Must have experience working with children grades K-5 and be able to plan appropriate activities for different age groups.
  • Strong experience/background in large group cooking. Catering, restaurant kitchen, or school cafeteria experience are all desired.
  • Possess excellent organizational skills and must be available at least 20 hours a week.
  • Must be at least 18 years old with a high school diploma. Some college classes preferred but not required.
  • Ability to provide creative menu that changes bi-weekly.
  • Possesses budget experience for large food purchases.
  • Able to create healthy, kid friendly, and environmentally conscience food choices.

Business Overview

Our Story

The JCC of the East Bay provides a comfortable and warm gathering place for Jews wishing to affirm their cultural and ethnic origins. Our members and visitors represent all facets of the Jewish community and many are unaffiliated with other Jewish organizations or synagogues. All programs emphasize and celebrate Jewish values and culture, and are open to everyone. Together, with an active Board of Directors, our dedicated staff, and our strong and active volunteer teams work together to build a strong community.


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