Does a school really need an executive chef?
A Bend high school has an employment ad on their district website for an executive chef. Now I know that kids in school have to eat, but I must have missed the part where sloppy joes and pizza pockets need the culinary prowess of an executive chef. Here is an excerpt from the post about some of the requirements needed to prepare food for high schoolers:
"Certified Executive Chef through American Culinary Federation; High school diploma and five years of advanced management and culinary training in the specific job requirements; at least 8 years experience in commercial and/or institutional food service. The position requires thorough technical knowledge in nutrition, culinary arts and marketing. A “Serve Safe Sanitation” certificate and certification under the American School Food Service Certification plan."
The job posting says this position pays $48,298 per year. We live in an age where teachers are being fired, special school programs and extra curricular activities are being cut, and schools are being closed left and right. This is just another example of wasteful spending by school districts that still don't get it.