19 Apr 2017

Full-Time Sias University Western Chef and Dining Facility Educator

Sias International University – Posted by AaronZhengzhou Shi, Henan Sheng, China

Job Description

Western Chef and Dinning 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 30 hours of work per week

— a minimum of 20 hours in the Kitchen; instruction and food preparation time in the

Peter Hall Kitchens

— additional working hours/opportunities will be considered as overtime 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)

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

— A clear authority structure, 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

— Able to work and cooperate with the Chinese Chef

— Overtime is negotiable.


Peter Hall Sias University Dining Hall and Western KitchenPeter Hall Sias University Dining Hall and Western Kitchen



— 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 foreigners; 160 of them from

North America).

— 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



— pay: 5000 RMB per month

— 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 as 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

— Opportunity to experience China while in a familiar Western environment

— Access to a computer that is functional

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

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



See pictures of the food created by our Peter Hall Dining Staff: www.academicsinasia.com/food/


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How to Apply

Email your resume and cover letter to Aaron Vorbau at aaron@academicsinasia.com

Job Categories: BA Degree Required. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: chef job in china. Salary: 5000 RMB Per Month.

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