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Kitchen Manager/Culinary Instructor

  • Location: Bradenton
  • Type: Full time
  • Salary: Commensurate with experience


Would you like to use your culinary skills to lead and inspire others? Are you dedicated to health and wellness? Would you prefer a Monday-Friday, 9am - 5pm, work schedule? The Academy at Glengary, Inc., might be the right place for you.

The Academy is expanding its services with the opening of Academy at Bradenton in Manatee County. We will offer skill training, community supports and job placement to adults recovering from mental illness. The Academy seeks a high energy, compassionate candidate who thrives on teamwork and service to others.

* Aspiring culinary professionals, including executive and sous chefs, chef instructors, culinary graduates, personal chefs and catering chefs and are eligible to apply

Employment Overview

All Academy positions are hands-on, direct service roles that support the rehabilitation process. This includes training and coaching duties both on-site as well as at community-based employment settings. Experience working with persons with mental illness or other disabilities is preferred, although not required.

The Kitchen manager / Chef Instructor is a full-time position whose primary duties include:

  • Responsible for hands-on preparation of healthy meal options (breakfast and lunch)
  • Work side-by-side with Academy members (adults living with disabilities) in all aspects of culinary operations: menu planning, inventory, purchasing, meal preparation, service, food safety, sanitation and clean-up.
  • Co-manage Academy kitchen and dining room.
  • Role model professional workplace behaviors, attitudes and relationships.
  • Operate computers, cash register, electronic devices and commercial kitchen equipment.
  • Assume additional vocational rehabilitation responsibilities, as assigned.

Overview of Requirements

  • Education: High School diploma/GED and Culinary Arts degree or equivalent experience.
  • Experience: 2-5 years culinary experience preferred
  • Possess ServSafe certificate or willing to get certified
  • Knowledge of procedures and standards for Safety and Sanitation
  • A passion for cooking, service and helping others.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Adaptability
  • Be a non-smoker both on and off site.
  • Willingness to submit to alcohol and drug screen upon hiring, and random drug testing while employed.
  • Subject to State of Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and local law enforcement checks Valid Florida Driver's License, subject to a DMV records check and approval by Academy at Glengary, Inc., insurance carrier.
  • Possess a privately owned vehicle or must be able to access locations, possibly at a moment's notice, that may not be accessed by public transportation.

Please note: This post is an overview of job duties and not a complete job description.

Employee Benefits

  • 8 paid holidays
  • Paid Leave policy
  • Health Insurance (Florida Blue), fully covered by Academy, no monthly premium for employee.
  • Vision and Dental, optional
  • Disability and Life insurance provided, paid by Academy
  • Company mobile phone provided
  • 401K plan with employer match

To Apply

Option 1

Complete the form below and attach your resume. Your information will be sent over an encrypted connection.

Option 2

You may also send a printed resume to the address below:

William McKeever, Director
Academy at Glengary
1819 Glengary Street
Sarasota, FL 34231

Phone inquiries are welcome at: (941) 921-9936

Academy at Glengary, Inc., provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Academy at Glengary, Inc., complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination.

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We welcome you to come take a tour of the Academy. See the teams in action and enjoy a healthy lunch prepared onsite. To better accommodate you, appointments are preferred.

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Sarasota Campus

1910 Glengary St.
Sarasota, FL 34231
(941) 921-9930

Bradenton Campus

601 12th Street West
Bradenton, FL 34205
(941) 929-2800

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Fountain House United

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The Academy at Glengary, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. The Academy at Glengary is registered with the state of Florida (CH56160). A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services at or by calling toll-free 800-435-7352 within the state. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state.

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