Culinary Instructor – Eataly Downtown

Eataly Downtown 101 Liberty Street, New York, NY
10006, United States
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Company Description

Eataly is the world’s largest artisanal Italian food and beverage marketplace! Eataly is not a chain; each Eataly is different, with its own character and own theme – but all with the same aim… for our guests to:

  • EAT authentic Italian food at our restaurants, cafés and to-go counters
  • SHOP a selection of high-quality Italian, local and homemade products
  • LEARN through our classes and our team’s product knowledge

Job Description

The Culinary Instructor is known as an Education and Events Lead and is a food enthusiast who passionately engages guests in Eataly’s mission through events and educational programming. Reports to the Marketing Manager.

  • Plans, schedules and executes public and private events including: specialized cooking/wine/food knowledge classes, group reservations, buyouts, press events, tastings and private receptions
  • Teaches a wide variety of demonstration and hands-on classes for private and public groups
  • Prepares, demonstrates and executes all menu items for La Scuola; most items are savory, but occasionally sweet items will need to be executed
  • Oversees kitchen mise-en-place of all stations and the cleanliness of the La Scuola kitchen
  • Supervises the production of food items for events in collaboration with back-of-the-house personnel: apportions meats, vegetables and desserts, and utilizes food surpluses to control food costs
  • Supervises staff members during events to ensure smooth execution
  • Writes and monitors class descriptions; compiles instructor biographies, Banquet Event Orders (BEO’s) and sales contracts; creates class registration pages online
  • Purchases or submits requisitions for food items, kitchen supplies and equipment
  • Fosters accountability in departments and interdepartmental collaboration when planning events
  • Builds and manages client lists and relationships
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 3+ years of experience in restaurant operations, sales management, marketing or event planning
  • Excellent organizational, project management and time management skills
  • Outstanding professional communication and editorial skills
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge of Italian wine and gastronomy
  • Proficiency in Italian language preferred

Job Requirements

  • Availability to work onsite with a flexible schedule often including evenings, weekends and holidays

Compensation: This position starts at a base rate of $25 per hour. 

Benefits and Perks

  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • 401K with match or RRSP
  • Bonus program
  • Free family meal daily
  • Discounts at Eataly
  • Classes on products and Italian cuisine
  • Referral bonus program
  • and more!


Eataly is an equal employment opportunity employer. It is the Company’s policy to not unlawfully discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability or any other characteristic made unlawful to consider by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Eataly also prohibits harassment of applicants and employees based on any of these protected categories. It is also Eataly’s policy to comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws regarding consideration of unemployment status, salary history, credit/bankruptcy history and criminal background/conviction history in making hiring decisions.  If contacted for an employment opportunity, please advise Human Resources if you require accommodation.

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