We are looking for a Community Cooks Coordinator

Contract Position: May 1, 2017 to August 31, 2017
Wage: $23/hour (30 – 37.5 hours per week)
Reports to: Executive Director

Position Overview:
The Community Cooks Coordinator will be responsible for planning and implementing community kitchen programs that utilize end-of-life and imperfect food to prepare ready to eat healthy meals for community organizations in York Region. This is a job readiness program where participants have an opportunity to develop social networks while gaining commercial kitchen skills. This position involves developing partnerships with local farmers, processors and distributors for food procurement.

Duties:
• Coordinate and facilitate weekly Community Cooks sessions.
• Create a safe and welcoming program environment.
• Liaise with community partners for food distribution.
• Maintain and develop relationships with farmers, processors and distributors for food procurement.
• Ongoing enrollment of participants and volunteers for food procurement and processing.
• Organize training programs for participants such as Safe Food Handling and Smart Serve.
• Collect metrics on program inputs and outputs.
• Other duties as assigned. Some work can be physical.

Qualifications:
• Relevant diploma or degree or equivalent experience – culinary, social work, adult education, community development.
• Strong group dynamic skills.
• Food preparation skills and knowledge of commercial kitchens.
• Ability to create and adapt recipes as needed based on food available
• Knowledge and sensitivity to food insecurity issues affecting individuals and families.
• Knowledge of community services in York Region.
• Experience in community development and collaboration.
• Understand the dynamics of working with volunteers.
• Strong communication, organization and problem solving skills.
• Ability to work independently and in a team.
• Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle.
• Computer literacy – Microsoft Office, e-mail, and Internet.

Application Deadline:
April 11, 2017

Submit Resume to:

Hiring Committee, York Region Food Network
E-mail: 4moreinfo@yrfn.ca

York Region Food Network is committed to employment equity and encourages applicants from equity seeking groups. We would like to thank all applicants; only those invited to interviews will be contacted.

Food Revolution Day at Petits Chefs Academy

The Jamie Oliver Foundation is launching its’ first-ever Food Revolution Day, a global day of action to inspire, educate, and empower people everywhere to stand up for real food. Thousands of people worldwide will participate in events to raise awareness on preventing diet-related diseases, and to arm people with the knowledge and tools to make healthier food choices.

In Vaughan, Ontario Petits Chefs Academy in partnership City of Vaughan’s Active Together Physical Activity Strategy will host two (2) Workshops at the cooking school for kids and families at 9661 Jane St., Unit #1 (across from Canada’s Wonderland).  City of Vaughan staff will be on hand to help educate the importance of physical activity as it relates to an overall healthy lifestyle and Petits Chefs Academy will enrich and engage participants with a line up of amazing guest speakers and hands on cooking.

When: Saturday, May 19, 2012

Time: 10am – 12pm and 1pm – 2pm

Cost: $13.05 + HST

Location: Petits Chefs Academy, 9661 Jane St., Unit 1 (across from Canada’s Wonderland), Vaughan, ON L6A 3X5

RSVP to Petits Chefs at 289-553-4445 or Info@PetitsChefsAcademy.com by Monday May 14, 2012

 

For more information contact Petits Chefs at 289-553-4445 or http://petitschefsacademy.com/whats-in-the-news/