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SUMMARY: Lead Instructors plan and execute our cooking classes, camps, parties and other programs both on- and off-site.


● Create procedures for cooking programs and calculate recipe breakdowns

● Prep and set up for programs (food, tools, and space - and proper packing of food and bins for offsites)

● Instruct all programs with proper techniques, age-appropriate, engaging dialogue and relevant food facts (and adapt procedure mid-program if needed)

● Support other Lead Instructors as needed in back-of-house (prep, cooking, plating, etc.)

● Ensure food sanitation and safety standards are being followed at all times, including awareness and accommodation of allergies

● Ensure proper timing and flow of programs

● Maintain food quality (follow recipe and make sure it tastes good)

● Maintain a peaceful and fun learning environment using positive discipline techniques

● Ensure cleanliness of the kitchen and classrooms before, during and after programs

● Assist with dishes, laundry, and waste disposal throughout the day, as well as end of day closing procedures and periodic deep cleaning tasks

● Give direction to Class Assistants so they can provide the needed support

● Manage check in/out process of camps

● Lead field trips during camp as needed and ensure safety of children

● Arrange appropriate transportation for offsite programs (both with kids on field trips and for instructors only on offsites)

● Maintain current knowledge of basic information about all programs

● Communicate with customers (adults and children) as appropriate

● Assist with administrative and gardening tasks as needed

● Run hands-on cooking projects and represent Kids' Table at street festivals, farmers markets, and other public events

● Honor The Kids’ Table mission and values in all tasks and interactions

● Assist with promotional efforts

● Bring the positive energy and collaborative spirit to work every day


● This job has no direct reports.

● Indirectly supervises 3-6 employees.

● Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organizations policies and applicable laws.

● Responsibilities include planning, assigning and directing work.


● Associates Degree (AA) or equivalent from a two-year culinary arts program, or six months to one year related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience can be formal/professional or someone who is a strong home cook.

● Experience working with children is preferred; strong comfort level interacting with children is required.

● Certificates, licenses and trainings required: ServSafe Food Handler Certificate (can be obtained upon hire), completion of Mandated Reporter training, and any other required certifications or trainings as needed

Other skills required:

o Ability to work in teams and communicate clearly with managers and other team members

o Ability to work calmly and effectively under pressure

o Ability to stand and exert fast-paced mobility for entire shift

o Strong belief that learning and growth are keys to personal and professional success, and willingness and ability to share with and teach others

o Attention to detail and strong organizational skills

o Passion for The Kids’ Table mission, pride in doing good work, positive attitude, and belief that customer satisfaction comes first

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 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?

If you answered "YES"; to these questions, then we want YOU to teach after school cooking

As a Chef Educator, you will:

  • 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.

  • Partner with our internal team to identify and articulate opportunities to children and see beyond the kitchen to make a life-long impact in the lives of kids.

Bonus skills:

  • Serve Safe certified

  • Bi-lingual (both written and verbal)

Benefits of working at Cooking Round The World

  • Exceptionally nice and smart teammates

  • Compensation - $25 an hour for teaching, $15 an hour for setting up and cleaning

  • Company debit card to purchase groceries for classes

  • Flexible schedule as a part-time contractor

Cooking Round the World is an affirmative action and equal opportunity, employer

(AA/EOE/W/M/Vet/Disabled) and does not discriminate in recruiting, hiring, training,

promotion or other employment of associates or the awarding of subcontracts because

of a person's race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, protected veteran, disability,

sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics or other protected status 

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