Do you LOVE cooking? Do you LOVE working with children? Do you have an upbeat, can-do, positive, energetic personality? Can you teach a child how to cook, without cooking for them? Do you have a wanderlust spirit and a joy for teaching about other cultures?
If you answered "YES" to these questions, then we want YOU to teach after school cooking classes!
COOKING ROUND THE WORLD is a unique cooking program that uses food as the conduit to present new understanding about culture and traditions from around the world. The intention behind our program is to build bridges, celebrate diversity, and embrace difference!
Our program is very hands on: all children peel, chop, dice, or mince, while teachers use their words to instruct. The outcome is a new appreciation of food, and a desire to see the world!
From appetizers to soups and salads, from entrees to desserts and drinks, COOKING ROUND THE WORLD participants lean cooking skills while experiencing a country's culture and culinary flavors. Classes include language acquisition, traditions and customs, international games, cooking demos, cooking and eating.
For Chef Instructors/Leads:
Educational curriculum and recipes will be provided. We also supply aprons, food, and cookware. You will need to have a car, washer/dryer, the ability to carry and lift at least 25 lbs., and space at home to store a large amount of cooking equipment. You must also have experience working with children! Cooking experience can be avocational, but teaching experience is a must.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
supervising a group of 6 - 12 students (you will be assigned an assistant if there are more than 12); instructing and cooking up to 2 recipes/day; instructing students about safety in the kitchen; making sure the cooking space is left cleaner than it was found; shopping for groceries weekly; ensuring a safe and educational space for students to cook and learn.
We are looking for people who are responsible and have excellent time management skills. You should definitely apply if you are a stickler for being on time, if you can commit to the job for at least 6 months, can look at curriculum and figure out how to squeeze everything into an hour, if you can leave a kitchen or classroom cleaner than you found it, and can get a group of kids enthused and excited!
We are looking for people who children flock to, people who can look at a batter and know if it needs more flour, people who can build excitement for learning in children, people who we can count on.
Assistant responsibilities include:
Supporting the manager in all ways, helping students with their individual needs, leading a small group of students in completing up to 2 recipes/day in a timely fashion, serving food, setting up, cleaning up, helping with games, attending to a student if sick or injured, and overall maintaining a non-chaotic and upbeat, enthusiastic atmosphere.
Chef Educators receive $25/teaching hour, Assistant receive $15/hour
If this position interests you, please send a cover letter than reflects your personality to our Program Manager, Kiran Romm. Tell her a little about your teaching and cooking experiences, any travel you've done, include information about your work with children, and attach your resume with contact info. This job is best suited for people with only some afternoons available, have other morning or nighttime jobs; this is not a full time job.
Cooking Round the World offers culinary and cultural education for children throughout the Bay Area. Through cooking camps, classes, and field trips, we hope to share our love for different cultures and diversity with our youth. 100% of the cooking during our sessions is done by the kids under the guidance of a trained "chef" teacher. We have found that children are more willing to eat a dish or ingredient that they are unfamiliar with when THEY are the ones to put it together (and they usually end up loving it!).
As we broaden their view of the world, we teach children the fundamental skill of cooking, so that they may find fun and confidence in the kitchen.