La Scuola and Events Chef

Eataly Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
  • Depends on experience
  • Full Time
  • Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, 401K / Retirement, Ask Us!, Meal Plan / Free Food, Employee Discounts
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Founded in Italy in 2007, Eataly is the world’s largest artisanal Italian food and beverage marketplace. At Eataly, you can Eat a meal at restaurants or quick-service counters, Shop for the ingredients, and Learn through classes and tastings. Eat Better, Live Better! Eataly is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Eataly’s on-site cooking school, La Scuola, is a place where people can learn about and experience Italian cuisine through unique cooking classes and private events. The La Scuola and Events Chef oversees programming in La Scuola. The Chef will teach classes and plan, prepare and oversee all events.

Reports directly to the Executive Chef. Works closely with the Marketing team and manages kitchen staff for events including prep cooks and line cooks.

  • Teaches a wide variety of demonstrations and hands-on classes for private and public groups

  • Works and oversees breakfasts, lunches and dinners including: 3-4 course menus, family-style menus, cocktail-style receptions and buffet-style receptions

  • Prepares, demonstrates and executes all menu items for La Scuola; most items are savory, but occasionally sweet items will need to be executed

  • Supervises the production of food items for events in collaboration with back-of-the-house personnel: apportions meats, vegetables and desserts, and utilizes food surpluses to control food costs

  • Manages prep cooks and line cooks who work events: trains, provides feedback and ensures health and quality standards are consistently met

  • Oversees kitchen mise-en-place of all stations and the cleanliness of the La Scuola kitchen

  • Informs front-of-house personnel of menu changes, specials, shortages, allergies and dietary restrictions

  • Plans events and creates menus together with the Marketing team, the Executive Chef, front-of-house personnel and directly with clients when required

  • Purchases or submits requisitions for food items, kitchen supplies and equipment

  • Performs other duties as required or assigned


  • 4-5 years of cooking experience, with 1+ year of management experience

  • Working knowledge of kitchen equipment, food production procedures, and safety and sanitation regulations

  • Excellent communication skills and enjoyment of speaking in front of large groups

  • In-depth knowledge of Italian cuisine and culture required

  • Italian language skills strongly preferred


  • Ability to exert well-paced mobility, bend and squat for periods of up to 8 hours in length

  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds in weight

  • Ability to use knives, hand tools and standard commercial kitchen equipment

  • Food Handler’s License


  • Health Coverage – Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance and Paid Parental Leave

  • Paid Time Off, 401K with company match, Commuter Benefits and Plum Benefits

  • Free staff lunch daily and discounts at Eataly

  • Fun staff classes on products and Italian cuisine

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