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Job Title: Palmdale Brigaid ChefJob Status: Full-time Exempt (10 months per year)Supervisor: Palmdale Program ChefLocation: Palmdale, CaliforniaCompensation: $65,000 plus benefits (paid on a 12-month schedule)
About Brigaid: Founded by former Noma head chef Dan Giusti, Brigaid is a startup that began challenging the school food status quo by putting professional chefs into public schools to cook fresh, wholesome food from scratch. In 2016, we launched our first pilot program with the New London Public School district in New London, Connecticut. Since then, we’ve partnered with school districts around the country and expanded our reach into institutional kitchens of all kinds, equipping chefs to work within the parameters of federally-funded food assistance programs to provide organizations with practical solutions and hands-on training that facilitate improved outcomes for those they serve. We encourage you to learn more about our work by visiting our website, chefsbrigaid.com, and our Instagram, @brigaid.
About Position: Brigaid has partnered with the Palmdale School District (PSD), a K-8 district that serves more than 18,000 students across 28 schools in Palmdale, California–about 75 minutes north of Los Angeles.
We’re hiring a 10-month Brigaid Chef to work with our 12-month Palmdale Program Chef to help PSD improve the overall quality of food offerings–and increase the amount of scratch cooking on the menu, maximize the value of current infrastructure, and increase student satisfaction.
The Brigaid Chef will train teams at each school kitchen on organization, food safety, and basic cooking techniques in order to increase their scratch cooking capability and implement the collaborative vision of PSD and Brigaid.
Once each school year is complete, the Brigaid Chef would have off approximately two months in the summer and then return to work at the beginning of the new school year. This position is paid on a 12-month schedule.
To be considered, please submit a resume and complete the secondary application when prompted by Culinary Agents (it is a link to Brigaid's Bamboo hiring portal). This secondary application must be completed for your candidacy to be considered.
The first round of the hiring process will be a Zoom interview, after which qualified candidates will be invited to a three-hour in-person practical interview in Palmdale, CA. To be considered, you must be able to attend this in-person interview and follow the COVID-19 protocols listed below. A travel stipend of $250 will be offered to each candidate living more than 120 miles away from Palmdale, and all candidates participating in the in-person practical interview will receive compensation for their time. Should the final candidate for this position need to move, Brigaid also offers a one time, lump sum of $5,000 in relocation assistance, which is paid as part of the first paycheck and is subject to tax.
Due to the high volume of applicants, only qualified candidates will be contacted–no phone calls or emails, please. Brigaid is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, socio-economic status, marital status, national or ethnic origin, age, religion or creed, disability, or political or sexual orientation, or any other protected characteristic under state or federal law. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities as defined by the ADA to perform the essential functions of the job.
Compensation: Salary ($65,000.00)
Benefits & Perks: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Paid Time Off, 401k
Team Development and Training
Food Safety Knowledge
Cleaning / Sanitation
Safety Procedures Knowledge
Food Handler Certification
Safety and Sanitation
Attention to Detail
High Volume Cooking
Can Lift Up to 50 Lbs
Part of Brigaid