Dining Hall Chef

Title: Dining Hall Chef     
Date Created/Modified: 11/17/2023
FLSA Classification: 12 month, non-exempt, salaried
Reports To: Stephanie Cohen, Head of Dining Hall

Solebury School seeks a full-time Dining Hall Chef to perform skilled food preparation, service and clean up.  This is a full-time position that includes two evenings up until 7:30 p.m., Sundays, and weekends as needed. This position is available to start on or around January 8, 2024, with the possibility of starting in December

Essential Functions

Prepare and serve food according to established recipes and procedures within regulatory guidelines

  • Assist with menu planning, food ordering, storage, preparation and production. 
  • Perform setup activities; i.e. assembling trays and carts, preparing condiments, assembling service lines, stocking utensils and napkins and retrieving stock
  • Maintain organization, cleanliness, sanitation and safety standards in compliance with regulatory requirements
  • Maintain a welcoming orientation towards students, parents and staff regarding dining hall offerings while also alerting the Head of Dining Hall of requests and issues
  • Perform opening, cleanup and closing activities, as scheduled
  • Track waste and other critical cost sensitive components as required by management
  • Perform regularly scheduled preventive maintenance and minor repairs on food service equipment, communicating to the Head of Dining Hall any issues needing attention
  • Perform regular cleaning of the food service facilities and supervise any contracted cleaning services
  • Investigate and resolve food quality and service complaints along with the Head of Dining Hall


  • High school diploma or G. E. D.
  • A minimum of two years experience in food service production
  • Ability to work productively with minimal supervision
  • Maintain ServSafe or comparable certification
  • Ability to work with people at all levels of the organization, parents, volunteers and visitors with a customer service orientation

Physical Requirements and Work Environment

  • Occasionally lift equipment and materials weighing 50 pounds or more
  • Crawl, climb ladders, twist, turn and reach in completing a variety of job duties
  • Work outside in hot or cold conditions for extended periods of time
  • Work in a wide variety of environments as found in all areas of the school
  • Work in the extreme temperature and humidity conditions found in a food service kitchen

Solebury School offers competitive wages and comprehensive benefits to all eligible employees, including: 
Medical & Vision Insurance (free option for employees and employee plus children)

  • Dental Insurance
  • 403 (b) defined contribution retirement plan
  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) and School Holidays
  • Short and Long Term Disability insurance, life insurance

As part of the terms for employment and in accordance with state law, all employees undergo national, state and local background checks before starting. Employment is also contingent on the ability to establish eligibility for employment in the United States by providing appropriate documentation to complete the I-9 form and required certifications. All employees must have reliable transportation to and from school, and a valid driver's license is required.

Please submit resume and cover letter to Staci Freer, Special Projects Manager via email to sfreer@solebury.org.  Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. Interviews will begin immediately.