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Academics In Asia

Overseas Western Chef & Dining Facility Educator

Academics In Asia
China, China, China

Date Posted: 12/02/2016
Categories: Camp Jobs - Christian Teacher - Education - Food Services - Hospitality - Missions/Domestic - Missions/Int. - Other - Volunteer Positions
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Title:  Western Chef and Dining Facility Educator


Summary:  In this position you will be responsible for instruction of our current Chinese national staff in, Western practices regarding cleanliness, food preparations, and recipes.  The applicant is expected both to teach the staff, as well as preparing meals for the foreign faculty.  One chef will be given as an assistant who will learn all relevant recipes. 


Location: You will be at an American-style University in Central China and with over 130 foreign teachers there is the unique opportunity to become a part of an incredible community. The location in Central China also provides many opportunities to get to know China in all its grandeur. From hanging out with students on campus to exploring historical sights in Henan Province to traveling around the country and beyond, your experience will not only define the people you interact with, but will also define you!



— to share your knowledge of safe and clean food preparation procedures

— to share your knowledge of sanitary kitchen practices

— to share your knowledge of Western food dish preparation

— able to create a means to pass on the recipes and practices to future kitchen staff

— to share your knowledge of dietary considerations and healthy food choices

— to share your knowledge of efficient kitchen organization and food handling

— to create a second week of Western food choices for lunch and dinner

— to help develop healthier food choices (especially for breakfast)

— able to work within a limited budget and differing food choices

— ability to patiently share/educate Chinese nationals in all these matters

to create a food labeling system to inform the diners of the ingredients in each dish

to assist in the preparation and presentation of dishes on a daily basis


Time and Working Conditions:

— this position will be based on a 30 hour work week

— a minimum of 20 hours of  'in Kitchen' instruction and food preparation time in the Peter Hall Kitchens. See pictures:

— additional working hours/opportunities will be considered as OT and compensated accordingly

— Language and cultural courses will be made available to you to assist you

— Monday to Friday(Weekends and hours at your discretion)

— Possible opportunities to teach college students in Western food preparation and to work in various other venues  

— You will have complete access to the Full kitchen and dining facilities

— A clear authority structure, and who you answer to and how you are evaluated

— Complete access to all related food service issues, including but not limited to: ordering 

practices, supply sources, budget, food sources, regulations, 





— You are patient, kind, humble, friendly, happy, etc...

— You are flexible 

— You are able to handle diversity 

— You are moral and able to get along well with others

— You are hardworking and industrious

— You desire to learn new things in a new cultural setting

 You are teachable as well as know how to teach


Atmosphere/Job Conditions:

— You will be working at an American influenced university in the heart of China

— You will be working in a cafeteria style kitchen inside of a residence hall for foreign faculty and special guests of the university (about 200, 160 of them from North America). See faculty photo:

— You will be working with a small staff (5 to 10) of Chinese nationals

You will be working in a decent facility, but not to U.S standards



— Stipend: 5000 RMB per month. This is about $750 USD. See how much you can save:

— 11 weeks of 'flex' holiday time during the first year

— Round-trip Air fare

— Medical Insurance

— Free Visa processing and assistance 

— a Chinese interpreter to assist you in communicating with the staff and other Chinese nationals, as well to assist you in writing of the menu and other related practices

— Monthly visits to learn and experience special Chinese cuisine 

— Opportunities to travel and experience local sites and food

— Free faculty trips to nearby places of interest

— Opportunities to learn Chinese cuisine and food stuffs

— Language and culture classes

— an opportunity to experience China while in a familiar Western environment

— Access to a computer and color copier that are functional

— Access to a camera for photographing the recipes and other items

— Office Supplies that are directly needed for the task at hand


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How to Apply:

Email your resume to Aaron Vorbau.


Aaron Vorbau

Sias University Recruiter



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