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Chef - Cooking Classes and Private Dinners

Job Location

1806 Avenue D

Time Commitment

15-20 hrs/week

Job Type

Part-Time

Financial Compensation

$25 per hour

About Flavors on Fire

Teaching people how to make great food using open fire cooking techniques is our passion. After two years of in-home and virtual food experiences, we are excited to open up our brick and mortar cooking studio in Old Katy.

 

Flavors on Fire will host hands-on cooking classes as well as private parties, dinners and date nights for groups up to 15 guests. All of our food experiences will feature open-fire cooking techniques on our two XL Big Green Eggs, from the comfort of our climate controlled studio.

 

Our 5 year mission is to become the premier cooking studio in Houston, by offering our guests unique and memorable food experiences. We want to expose guests to new flavors, cooking techniques and food cultures.

Job Description

We are looking to add passionate Chefs to our team to teach Cooking Class and host Private Dinners. Teaching people how to cook over a charcoal fire should get your heart pumping!

 

Most of our classes and private events consist of several hors d’oeuvres, an appetizer, main course with sides and a dessert for a 15 person group. As the Cooking Studio Chef, you will be the center of attention during these events. We expect you to be comfortable with cooking and entertaining at the same time.

 

A typical food experience includes the following activities and responsibilities for you:

 

Plan – plan out a menu and test out any new techniques and recipes of needed.

Purchase – work with owner to determine required ingredients and order / purchase.

Prep – in the afternoon, work with sous-chef to prepare ingredients / cook hors d’oeuvres

Setup – prior to class set up cooking equipment, clean and load up grills, work with host to set up plates and silverware, go over guest list

Teach / Host – teach cooking classes to our guests, or host private dinners. Entertain guests, be informative, be patient during cooking process. Pour wine and beer if needed. Guide and direct sous-chef, clean up as you go.

Clean Up – work with the rest of the team to clean up the kitchen, discuss feedback with owner and other team members.

 

The team during any given food experience consists of four people: the chef (you), a sous-chef, a dishwasher and a host / waiter. Lastly, you will work closely with Tim, the owner of Flavors on Fire, throughout the purchase and teach/host parts of the food experiences.

Pay and Growth Opportunities

Our chefs are the face of Flavors on Fire, so we are committed to providing you with competitive pay and great growth opportunities. You’ll make $25 per hour as a chef hosting a cooking class or private event (this includes the activities listed above).

 

While this role is currently a part-time position, we are open to discuss full-time employment after a trial period of 6 months together.

 

Flavors on Fire is growing at a fast pace. We would love to incorporate your specific style of cooking (whether it’s your cultural heritage, signature dishes, or styles of cooking) into our curriculum of classes and menus.

You fit in the team if you...

  • Have a great personality and love to entertain in a relaxed and open way

  • Have attention for details and are focused on our guests’ experience

  • Like to be the center of attention but also know when to step back

  • Cook amazing food and love making people happy

  • Have a passion for cooking with fire and trying out new things

  • Love to share your passion for cooking with other people and help them to learn

  • Are excited about joining a new, and fast-growing company

  • Are looking to get back into the industry after a break

  • Love working in a small team of service focused people

Your Qualifications

For this position, we are looking for a chef with the following qualifications:
 

  • Culinary experience as a chef (private, restaurant) is required.

  • Instructing cooking classes and food experiences strongly preferred.

  • Experience interacting with a diverse set of guests.

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbally and non-verbally.

  • Understanding of beverage pairings preferred.

  • High school diploma/GED required (two-year culinary degree preferred)

  • Culinary education preferred.

  • Food Safety Trained preferred.