Food Technology Teacher

Location: Tower Hamlets
Job Type: Permanent
Industry: Secondary Teacher
Reference: wsredfgb
Salary: £155 - 225 per day
Job Published: 21 days ago

Job Title: Food Technology Teacher

Job Overview: A Food Technology Teacher, also known as a Culinary Arts Instructor or Home Economics Teacher, is responsible for educating students about the principles of food preparation, nutrition, and culinary skills. This role involves imparting knowledge and practical skills related to cooking, food safety, and nutrition, with a focus on preparing students for careers in the culinary arts or promoting healthy eating habits.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Curriculum Development: Develop and update the curriculum to teach various aspects of food technology, including cooking techniques, nutrition, meal planning, and food science.

  2. Practical Instruction: Provide hands-on instruction in food preparation, cooking methods, and culinary techniques, both in the classroom and kitchen laboratory.

  3. Nutritional Education: Teach students about the importance of nutrition, balanced diets, and healthy eating habits, and how they relate to overall health and well-being.

  4. Food Safety: Educate students on food safety practices, including proper handling, storage, and sanitation, to ensure safe food preparation and handling.

  5. Recipe Development: Create and adapt recipes that align with the curriculum and suit different skill levels, dietary restrictions, and cultural preferences.

  6. Equipment Use: Instruct students on the proper use and maintenance of kitchen equipment and utensils, emphasizing safety protocols.

  7. Culinary Arts Techniques: Teach advanced culinary skills, such as baking, pastry making, knife skills, and gourmet cooking, depending on the level and goals of the program.

  8. Menu Planning: Guide students in menu planning, including cost analysis, portion control, and meal presentation for various settings like restaurants, catering, and institutions.

  9. Assessment and Evaluation: Evaluate students' culinary skills and knowledge through practical assessments, written exams, and culinary projects, providing constructive feedback.

  10. Classroom Management: Maintain a safe, organized, and productive learning environment in the kitchen lab and classroom.

  11. Professional Development: Stay current with industry trends, culinary innovations, and nutritional guidelines through continuing education and industry networking.


  • Bachelor's degree in Home Economics, Culinary Arts, Nutrition, or a related field (a culinary arts degree may be preferred).
  • Teaching certification or licensure, depending on the educational level.
  • Extensive experience in culinary arts, food preparation, and nutrition.
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to explain complex culinary concepts effectively.
  • Knowledge of food safety regulations and guidelines.
  • Creativity in recipe development and menu planning.
  • Ability to work with various kitchen equipment and tools.
  • Patience, enthusiasm, and a passion for teaching culinary arts and nutrition.

Working Conditions:

Food Technology Teachers work in schools, vocational training centers, culinary institutes, or other educational settings. They spend a significant amount of time in kitchens and classrooms, where they demonstrate techniques, oversee cooking, and provide guidance to students. 

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see the FAQs on the Protocol Education website for further details.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later date.

Protocol Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We undertake safeguarding checks on all workers in accordance with the DfE statutory guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’, this may also include an online search as part of our due diligence on shortlisted applicants.
We offer FREE online safeguarding and Prevent Duty training to all our workers. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and subscribe to the DBS Update Service.

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