Department Chair, Culinary

Department Chair, Culinary


Central Carolina Community College
1105 Kelly Drive
Sanford, NC 27330
Phone: 919-775-5401

Job Location

Sanford, NC


See position description



Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Closes: Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Target Start Date

Monday, October 18, 2021

Expected Work Hours

40 Hours Per Week

Employment Type

Faculty 12M

Minimum Qualifications

Required educational background:

  • Associate degree in Culinary or a related field.  Must meet SACSCOC credentialing guidelines.


Required kind and number years of work experience:

  • Work experience in the culinary field specific to food preparation
  • Work experience in Culinary education will also be considered
  • Minimum of four years’ industry experience in a restaurant, food service organization, and/or culinary educational setting
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered. 


Required knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Safe food preparation 
  • Culinary and kitchen skills
  • Food ordering and inventory skills
  • Management and supervisory skills
  • Demonstrated teaching ability


Required license or certificate: 

  • ServSafe

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree or higher level of relevant education
  • Previous teaching experience
  • Online teaching experience

Position Description

At Central Carolina Community College, we create transformative lifelong learning opportunities!  We expect all employees to find ways to remove barriers to student success and provide all students a pathway to achievable dreams. Our employees are charged to recognize the challenges we face and to respond to them with empathy, understanding, and a willingness to help. 

The Culinary Department Chair leads the college's Culinary educational programs across our three county service area, including college programs, short term offerings, and personal enrichment courses.  The Culinary Dept. Chair supervises instructional faculty, teaches 12-15 hours of culinary classes per semester, and is responsible for continued program planning and administration. 

Salary depends on education and experience.
Vocational Diploma, Certificate salary range:  $50,108-$63,708
Associates Degree salary range:  $50,804-$63,708
Bachelor's Degree salary range:  $53,827-$67,427
Master's Degree salary range: $56,509-$70,055
Doctoral Degree salary range: $60,376-$73,976


  • Travel between multiple counties and campus locations.
  • Occasional evening or weekend work for teaching, recruiting, and/or college wide events.

 This position is open until filled and may close without notice.  

Diversity Policy:  Central Carolina Community College believes the college experience is greatly enriched through diversity; therefore, the college encourages diversity of thought within the student body and staff. Furthermore, the college seeks to promote awareness of diversity and the respect for all individuals, and the college pledges to adhere to this mission in its relationship with the community.  


Essential Duties


  • Teach 12-15 contact hours per semester.
  • Develop and maintain program outcomes and student learning outcomes for all department courses.
  • Demonstrate commitment to student success, innovation, collaboration, customer service and instructional quality.
  • Schedule classes and assign faculty to include all campuses where department classes are taught.
  • Ensure consistent and quality instruction for all students on all campuses where classes are taught, including distance education.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain effective departmental advising.
  • Maintain accurate and complete records, submit timely reports, and ascertain that personnel being supervised do likewise, as required in the policy and procedure manual.
  • Keep the appropriate program Dean and/or Provost advised of all matters pertaining to the department.
  • Evaluate and select textbooks, in collaboration with other program faculty, and prepare and submit a complete text book order to the bookstore manager.
  • Design, implement, and maintain an effective student recruitment.
  • Organize and maintain an active advisory board for all curricula within the department with a minimum of one meeting per year and submit minutes of those meetings in Compliance Assist.
  • Maintain professional relationships with business, industry, and professional agencies to enhance the talent pipeline and stay appraised of changes in the culinary field.  
  • Conduct a bi-annual performance appraisal and class instructional evaluation of all full-time departmental personnel.
  • Plan and conduct regular periodic departmental meetings and keep records/minutes of those meeting in Compliance Assist.
  • Supervise, maintain, and secure all departmental equipment, materials, and supplies.
  • Select all departmental equipment for purchase and submit appropriate requisitions to your Dean in accordance with college purchasing procedures.
  • Oversee and manage the purchasing of food, ingredients, and supplies used by the program, ensuring responsible use of funds, following purchasing rules, and avoiding waste and spoilage.
  • Establish and maintain a safe classroom and kitchen environment that follows industry best practices for food and student safety, as well as cleanliness.
  • Establish and ensure the Outcomes and Assessment processes for the department are completed in a timely manner.
  • Serve as the committee chair for the hiring of department full time faculty.
  • Oversee/Supervise all part-time faculty teaching in the department in all areas of instruction including proper credentialing and ensure part-time faculty receive evaluations by students and the chair.
  • Obtain initial Blackboard training and any additional professional development, as required by Distance Education, and maintain a Bb course site for each course taught during the semester.
  • Plan and implement articulation activities with secondary and senior institutions, as well as Continuing Education and short term training courses. 
  • Work the required 35 hours per week and post and hold the required five (5) office hour per week.
  • Complete the five-hour staff development requirement.

Job Post Contact

Central Carolina Community College Human Resources

1105 Kelly Drive, Sanford, NC  27540

(919) 718-7493