Culinary Arts Teacher (CTE) - Posted to create candidate pool
Baltimore, MD 
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Job Description
Class Specification

CLASS TITLE: Culinary Arts Teacher (CTE)


REPORTS TO: School Principal

DEFINITION: Provides instructional and leadership services that prepare students with the related academic, critical thinking, computer technology, work place readiness, and technical skills essential to pursuing career pathways in culinary arts and restaurant management.

  • Provides instruction and course/program management at the high school level in the overall knowledge and application of kitchen management with front and back of the house skills of the food service industry. Uses the ProStart program developed by the National Restaurant Association Education Foundation for instruction and program certification.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and implements a "hands-on" approach to critical thinking and problem solving skills needed for current and future food service industry employment standards.
  • Provides instruction in teamwork, communications, problem solving, decision making, and computer technology which relates to work place and higher education skills needed in the food service industry.
  • Works with staff and post secondary institutions to develop and maintain career pathways which prepare students for apprenticeship, licensure, community college, or university degree programs.
  • Prepares instructional materials, maintains equipment, and manages materials of instruction which maximize the resources needed to deliver effectively a diverse instructional program including student completion of the ServSafe examination.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of, and leads student experiences in, related student organizations.
  • Contributes to the mission of the school by striving to attain school improvement plan and career completer goals.
  • Works with employers and community groups to promote and advance technical skills.
  • Participates in recruitment and selection of students.
  • Creates an instructional environment that is conducive to the intellectual, physical, social, and emotional development of students.
  • Communicates standards, achievements, and deficiencies to students and parents. Meets with students and parents.
  • Maintains complete and accurate student academic, attendance, and disciplinary records. Monitors and assesses students' academic progress.
  • Collaborates with school administrators, other teachers, paraeducators, parents, and community members in the education of students.
  • Attends staff meetings. Serves on various committees.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Education, Training and Experience:
Education and experience in kitchen operation and food preparation industry-related work commensurate with requirements for Maryland teaching certification required. Teaching experience preferred (student teaching acceptable). Experience with ServSafe preferred.

Licenses and Certificates:
Possession of, or eligibility for, a Maryland teaching certificate in Trades and Industry.

Certification in ServSafe preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of curriculum, effective instructional techniques, instructional materials, and equipment.
Skills in preparing and implementing lesson plans and instructing students. Skill in communicating with students, their parents, administrators, and others. Skill in supervising students and managing behavior. Knowledge of and skill in the use of database, Internet, spreadsheet, word processing, and related applications.
Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with students, parents, and staff. Ability to maintain confidential information.

Work requires the ability to bend, stand, and walk in a school culinary arts laboratory for extended periods of time on a daily basis.

Requires attendance at after-school and evening meetings and events.


Eligible for membership in the Maryland State Retirement System.

This class specification defines the types of duties and level of difficulty of work required of positions in this title. It shall not be held to exclude duties not mentioned nor limit the right of management to assign work to employees.

Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required.

Application Instructions
Please read and carefully follow the instructions provided below.
  • Applicants are required to have a completed application on file for employment with Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS). Each time an applicant applies to a job with BCPS, the application must be resubmitted. If an applicant started an application with BCPS in the past and at a later date decides to apply for additional positions, it is the applicant's responsibility to review the entire application and ensure that all data is up to date (for example, the applicant may need to add additional schooling or certifications, an additional work experience, or provide updated references). The applicant must remember to review the entire application each time for accuracy and submit each time for a new or different vacancy.
  • Professional references must be submitted to complete your application. Examples of professional references include current and former principals, supervisors, managers, mentor teachers and university/college supervisors. Personal references from colleagues, friends, community members, etc. will not be accepted. Applicants should notify their reference proactively to inform them they will receive a form via email through a MAILBOT email address from Baltimore County Public Schools. Applicants should also inform their reference(s) of the job they are applying to.
  • Be sure to account for all periods of employment and unemployment, including student teaching and internship experience, and include names, addresses, and telephone numbers of employers.
  • Be sure to answer all criminal background questions. If you answer "yes" to any of the criminal background questions you must provide a written explanation. A criminal offense does not necessarily exclude an applicant from employment with BCPS. Factors such as passage of time since the offense, the nature of the violation, and the extent of rehabilitation will be taken into consideration.

Before you can be considered for employment, youMUSThave the following items attached to your application:
  • A copy of your TEACHER CERTIFICATION(if applicable).
  • A copy of your TRANSCRIPTS.
  • A copy of your PRAXIS or other state test scores.
  • A copy of your MARYLAND IN-SERVICE COURSE SLIPS(if applicable).

Pre-Employment Requirements:
  • All persons employed by the Baltimore County Public Schools, regular and temporary, are required to be fingerprinted and have a criminal background investigation (State of Maryland, Senate Bill 315, effective October 1, 1986) completed. The fee charged for fingerprinting is $ 100.00. An identification card will be issued which must be shown prior to employment.
  • Anyone offered employment is required to provide proper identification and documentation of eligibility for employment in the US.
  • If you have military experience you will be asked to provide a copy of DD214.
  • Official transcripts for all higher education must be received prior to contract signing.
  • Some positions will require employees to undergo a physical examination and/or drug testing.
  • All newly hired personnel must attend a Badges and Benefitssession.
  • Additional job verification will be required for salary credit.
Non-Discrimination Statement

The Board of Education of Baltimore County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or veteran status in matters affecting employment or in providing access to educational programs or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Inquiries regarding the Board's nondiscrimination policies should be directed to: EEO Officer, Office of Equal Employment Opportunity, Baltimore County Public Schools, 6901 Charles Street, Building B, Towson, Maryland 21204 (443-809-8937). There is a compliance officer responsible for identifying, preventing, and remedying prohibited harassment concerning students. Complaints of harassment should be directed to the executive director, Department of School Safety and Security, 9600 Pulaski Park Drive, Suite 118, Baltimore, Maryland 21220 (443-809-4360).

Contact Information:

Tiffany Harris
Secondary Staffing Team
6901 Charles Street, E Building
Towson, Maryland 21204


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
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