Lead Culinary Educator for 2018-2019 School Year
We’re seeking highly organized, self-motivated, and outgoing individuals to lead a duo and collaborate with partner aides in the preparation and delivery of Cook Play Live’s Bud elementary and Sprout middle school curricula in after-school programs in Mount Eden, Bronx NY 10452.
Prepare for and implement cooking portions of workshops, to children aged 8-10 (Bud) and 11-14 (Sprout), including hands-on food preparation and cooking, in accordance with program curricula
Be knowledgeable about origins, uses and/or health benefits of ingredients utilized; be able to communicate that knowledge to children.
Set up food preparation and cooking equipment, supplies, and educational materials for workshops
Maintain food safety, including cleaning and sanitation of all cooking equipment used in cooking activities
Manage classroom dynamics for a group of up to 25 children
Ensure integrity of programming, including adherence to Cook Play Live curriculum
Supervise data collection
Lead and supervise a team of two; collaborate with partner staff as necessary and appropriate
Ensure necessary materials are on site each week and purchase food for workshops
Track supplies inventory using provided checklists
Submit expense reports
Check-in regularly with supervisor
Knife skills and ability to execute basic cooking techniques required
Experience or training in culinary arts or cooking for large groups (15+) required
Experience educating or engaging in a low-income community-based setting required
Ability to work well with a wide variety of individuals, including children and adults
Experience in classroom management required
Dynamic personality and excellent presentation, interpersonal and communications skills
Places value on cultural awareness in a multi-ethnic community.
Ability to healthily adapt recipes to participants’ preferences.
Knowledge of or enthusiasm about food and nutrition issues as related to healthy living strongly preferred
ServSafe certification or successful completion of the NYC Food Protection course strongly preferred
Bilingual English/Spanish speaker strongly preferred
Physical Requirements: The position requires standing and walking for extended periods, and carrying heavy and bulky items
Mondays from 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm from October 29 to November 26 when school is in session
Wednesdays from 2:45 pm to 5:15 pm when school is in session
Fridays from 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm when school is in session
Additional time may be required to prepare for program sessions. Incremental shifts including participation in our Summer 2019 programs may be possible.