Taste Buds Kitchen, a recreational cooking school in the northern suburbs, is seeking a professional, charismatic Culinary Instructor with dynamic presentation skills to lead hands-on cooking classes and events. You must be a service-oriented leader and a passionate foodie. Key Responsibilities: Orchestrate and oversee an engaging cooking class experience with excellent and consistent client service following provided recipes and event guides Deliver group cooking demonstrations and follow-up with table touches, teaching clients inspiring cooking tips and tricks in an informative yet approachable manner Create a fun and inviting ambiance where guests learn in a non-threatening and social environment Work quickly and efficiently while managing a struct event timeline Ensure the food taste, presentation and service of the highest quality Supervise and contribute to the ongoing training and development of Event Assistants during shifts Create a controlled, safe and clean environment Manage event needs from start-to-finish (from room set-up and ingredient prep to seamless event execution and thorough clean-up) Market the company for future business and general good will by engaging and delighting guests Provide positive and constructive feedback to management The ideal candidate has a minimum of 2-3 years of professional food, nutrition, or culinary experience. Culinary instruction experience preferred. Must be knowledgable about/able to demonstrate a solid foundation of cooking and baking skills. Able to command a room of 25+ students, with energy, excitement and personality, to create an engaging event for periods of 2+ hours. Able to take initiative and accomplish tasks without direct supervision. Must possess strong time-management skills, be detail-oriented and able to prioritize tasks. Availability This is a flexible part-time position for a minimum of 2-3 events/week (8-15 hours) with additional hours available, if desired. Hours are scheduled based on event needs. Schedules are published two weeks in advance and will include evenings and weekends. Compensation Base hourly of $18-$20, based on experience, plus earned gratuities.