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Culinary Arts Teacher Resume

Passion for cooking is not just limited to one's kitchen. Excellent culinary skills can help to earn name, fame, and money. Just as medical or engineering, hotel industry is also a vast field where culinary skills are one of the crucial skills of this industry.

Today, working as a chef is taken as a job of great pride, wherein one gets to learn and work with renowned restaurant chains, royal families, and 5 star and 7 star hotels of the world. Just as one attends a school or college to become a doctor or engineer, one has to learn the culinary art to work as a chef. There are professional courses in the same which are offered by colleges along with degree programs to their students. Students take up courses such as hotel management which comprise everything from culinary to hotel management.

Further, they can specialize in the same and master the art of cooking by learning different cuisines, experimenting, etc. Teachers teaching cooking subjects in such colleges are known as culinary arts teachers or instructors who take up one segment of hotel management which is related to culinary skills. This segment is of utmost importance for the budding chefs. When it comes to working as a faculty member of culinary, the candidate's culinary arts teacher resume should speak of his expertise in cooking.

Besides the qualifications, mentioning the names of cuisines that the candidate possesses expertise in will help him to clear the resume screening rounds – both manual and online. In this case, the names of the cuisines handled will be the main keywords of the resume.

What are keywords and how do they help in shortlisting the resume?

When an employer assesses the job profiles of candidates applying for the post of culinary faculty member or culinary arts teacher, he will most probably enter keywords such as culinary faculty, cuisines continental, thai, moghali etc. After hitting the search button, only those resumes which have these keywords will surface while other resumes will not even show up in the search result.

Thus, you need to make sure that all the cuisines you possess expertise in and are acquainted with are mentioned in your resume. Further, mentioning years of experience is equally important and does the same job for your resume. This makes it utmost important to plan the content of your resume.

The sample of culinary teacher resume given below is the best example of a resume which has higher chances of getting shortlisted.

Kelsey D. White
118 North Way Bell Drive
Waldorf, MD 20605
Phone: 301-123-1122

Career Objective:

Passion towards cooking, a die hard foodie, and the zeal to learn new cuisines and delicacies keeps the spark alive in me which ultimately helps to excel in whatever I do. With the same passion and zeal towards exploring the unexplored avenues, I wish to impart my knowledge to students, train them in culinary skills, and at the same time, learn new things from these new fresh minds put at work.

Career Summary:

With a total work experience of 12 years in the said field and relevant experience of 4 years, I possess expertise in Thai, Moghali, Continental, Indian, and Seafood cuisines. I am well acquainted with Mediterranean, Malay, French, and Cantonese cuisines as well. Having trained students in the same, I have developed my culinary skills further, having led to many accidental discoveries of flavors while experimenting with students and produced some of the best chefs working with top notch restaurants of the USA.

Worked as a chef with some of the renowned hotels such as Chamrock Group of Hotels, Chariot Group of Hotels, and International Cuisines & Delicacies over the years which has helped to gain professional expertise in the same and further enhance my culinary skills while working with some of the greatest chefs of the world.

Summary of Skills:

  • Expertise in many cuisines and well acquainted with a number of international cuisines
  • Well acquainted with the nutrition value of different foods and expertise in health food delicacies
  • Exceptional knowledge of flavors and spices and expertise in experimenting with the same to come up with distinct flavors
  • Well acquainted with the taste requirements of different cuisines pertaining to the use of spices and herbs to get the utmost perfection in any delicacy
  • Excellent training and explanation skills. Expertise in motivating students to experiment with spices and different flavors and bring in innovation and creativity in every dish that they prepare

Professional Experience:

Current Employer: Institute of Culinary Skills and Hotel Management, Waldorf, MD (2010-till date)
Designation: Culinary Instructor
Roles and Responsibilities

  • Train students in different cuisines and sharpen their culinary skills
  • Cover different cuisines mentioned in the syllabus, giving proper information pertaining to the origin of the cuisine, use of specific spices in it, dominance of certain flavors, etc.
  • Help students discover their culinary skills by allowing and motivating them to experiment with different ingredients, spices, flavors, etc.
  • Use personal practical experience to help students understand the importance of food that tastes good in the success of a hotel, art of playing with different spices and flavors, and power of imagination and creativity required to cover a simple dish into a great delicacy
  • Evaluate culinary skills of students, grade their progress, and provide proper feedback to help them excel at the same

Previous Work Experiences:

A] Chamrock Group of Hotels, Waldorf, MD (2006-2010)
Designation: Executive Chef
Roles and Responsibilities

  • Handle a team of 12 chefs
  • Oversee the Thai, Moghali, and Continental cuisine demands of the restaurant
  • Come up with new themes and alter delicacies with reference to the themes to provide something new and exciting to customers every time they visit the restaurant
  • Ensure that every dish going out of the kitchen matches the standard requirements of the cuisine and is up to the mark

B]Worked with two other 5 star hotels named Chariot Group of Hotels, New York City, New York and International Cuisines & Delicacies, Tampa, Florida for 4 years, wherein I mastered different cuisines and worked under the guidance of experienced executive chefs who helped me to sharpen my culinary skills and bring in perfection in my delicacies.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Culinary Skills from The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) - 2002
  • Certified Instructor from American Culinary Federation (ACF)
  • Certification of SERVSAFE from National Restaurant Association


Looking for suitable opportunities in Maryland, New York, and North Carolina


Available on prior request


Kelsey D. White

The culinary arts teacher or culinary skills teacher resume should mention the candidate's expertise in different cuisines, so as to help the employer to decide about his candidature, considering his culinary skills. As mentioned above, using the right keywords and segregating your resume, increases the legibility of the document, making it more effective. Make sure that you keep these points in mind while drafting your resume and sending it across to the employer.

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