Culinary Instructor (La Scuola) – Eataly Silicon Valley

Eataly Silicon Valley 2855 Stevens Creek Boulevard, Santa Clara, CA
95050, 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

Eataly’s on-site cooking school, La Scuola, is a place where people can learn about and experience Italian cuisine through unique cooking classes and private events. The Events and Education Chef oversees programming in La Scuola: teaching, planning, preparing and managing all events.  

Reports to the Executive Chef. Works closely with the Events and Education Team and manages kitchen staff for events including prep cooks and line cooks.

  • Teaches a wide variety of demonstration and hands-on classes for private and public groups
  • Works and oversees breakfasts, lunches and dinners including: 3-4 course menus, family-style menus, cocktail-style receptions and buffet-style receptions
  • Prepares, demonstrates and executes all menu items for La Scuola; most items are savory, but occasionally sweet items will need to be executed
  • 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
  • Manages prep cooks and line cooks who work events: trains, provides feedback and ensures health and quality standards are consistently met
  • Oversees kitchen mise-en-place of all stations and the cleanliness of the La Scuola kitchen
  • Informs front-of- house personnel of menu changes, specials, shortages, allergies and dietary restrictions
  • Plans events and creates menus together with the Education & Events team, the Executive Chef, front-of-house personnel and directly with clients when required
  • Purchases or submits requisitions for food items, kitchen supplies and equipment
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned


  • Schedule based on class schedule; 25-30 hours , Availability to work onsite with a flexible schedule often including evenings, weekends and holidays
  • Hourly : $24- 25 an hour


  • 4+ years of cooking experience, with 1+ year of management experience preferred
  • Working knowledge of kitchen equipment, food production procedures, and safety and sanitation regulations
  • Excellent communication skills and enjoyment of speaking in front of large groups
  • In-depth knowledge of Italian cuisine and culture preferred

Job Requirements

  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to exert well-paced mobility for up to 8 hours, including standing, walking, bending and squatting
  • Ability to use knives, hand tools and standard commercial kitchen equipment
  • Food Handler’s License

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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