Chef’s in the Community Cooking Class

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FeedingHK is very excited to be launching our Chef’s in the Community Cooking Classes and we need your help! We are looking for enthusiastic class managers, nutritionists, and chefs to assist with upcoming classes.

Chefs will teach adults, kids, and teens how to cook healthy low-cost foods.

Nutritionists will teach adults, kids, and teens how to make healthy choices using the lesson plans provided by FeedingHK.

Class Mangers will coordinate and facilitate courses, which includes managing the classroom, securing needed food and materials, and supporting volunteers and participants.

Class Manager Job Description

A volunteer class manager works closely with FeedingHK staff to independently coordinate cooking and nutrition education courses for families at risk of hunger. The volunteer class manager serves as the liaison between FeedingHK staff coordinators and class volunteers to implement a course series.

Key Responsibilities

  • Maintaining weekly communication with class volunteers, course site, and FeedingHK coordinator before and during a course.
  • Managing a FeedingHK course and providing in-class support on classroom logistics to class volunteers.
  • Managing classroom participant documentation, cooking equipment, and educational tools.

Commitment

  • Approximately 24 hours per 4-week course.
  • Approximately 6 hours per week, including preparation, planning, shopping, in-class, and communication time.
  • Location of classes varies.

Qualifications

  • Reliability
  • Flexibility
  • Problem solving skills
  • Passion about the FeedingHK mission
  • People skills
  • Ability to communicate via phone, e-mail, and in person
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office

Skills

  • Preferred experience in personnel/team management
  • Preferred fluency in Cantonese/English.

Benefits

  • Gaining knowledge of hunger issues in Hong Kong.
  • Have the opportunity to lead and manage a volunteer team.
  • Acquire experience in volunteer management and program coordination.
  • Positively impact the lives of low-income families at risk of hunger.

Nutrition Instructor Job Description

Volunteer nutrition instructors teach one off or multi-session class series, using the lesson plans and recipes for each class provided by the Chef’s in the Community Programme. Nutrition volunteers work in partnership with volunteer chefs to teach nutrition lessons and highlight nutrition information within the cooking lessons.

Each class series meets once a week for four weeks and is coordinated by FeedingHK staff. Classes are offered for adults, teens, and children, and are held at community charities around Hong Kong. FeedingHK provides all materials needed for class including teaching guide, participant handouts, cooking supplies, and food.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Professional nutrition experience or training
  • Interest in working with low-income individuals with diverse backgrounds
  • Dedication to helping alleviate hunger and poverty
  • Comfort speaking in front of an audience
  • Ability to travel to class locations
  • Willingness to be trained in the FeedingHK curricula
  • Willingness to work as a team and adhere to program policies and procedures

Time commitment:

  • Teaching class: at least 3 hours a week for four weeks, plus travel time to and from class locations
  • Preparing for class: at least ½ hour of preparation for each class in a series
  • Training: orientation, class observation, ongoing training as needed

Benefits of Volunteering:

  • Make a real difference in the lives of people at risk of hunger
  • Gain teaching experience
  • Meet a new and diverse group of people
  • Do something new and have fun!

Chef Instructor Job Description

Teach low-income individuals at risk of hunger how to select, purchase and prepare healthy low-cost food!

Chef instructors teach one-off or multi-session class series using recipes for each class provided by the Chef’s in the Community Programme. Volunteer chefs work in partnership with nutrition instructors to lead class, highlighting and supplementing nutrition information with their own culinary knowledge and experience.

Each class series meets once a week for four weeks and is coordinated by FeedingHK staff. Classes are offered for adults, teens, and children, and are held at community charities around Hong Kong. FeedingHK provides all materials needed for class including chef’s teaching guide, participant handouts, cooking supplies, and food.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Professional training or experience in the culinary industry
  • Interest in working with low-income individuals with diverse backgrounds
  • Dedication to helping alleviate hunger and poverty
  • Comfort speaking in front of an audience
  • Ability to travel to class locations
  • Willingness to be trained in the FeedingHK curricula
  • Willingness to work as a team and adhere to program policies and procedures

Time commitment:

  • Teaching class: at least 3 hours a week for four weeks, plus travel time to and from class locations
  • Preparing for class: at least ½ hour of preparation for each class in a series

Benefits of Volunteering:

  • Make a real difference in the lives of people at risk of hunger
  • Gain teaching experience
  • Meet a new and diverse group of people
  • Do something new and have fun!

Email Wendy Wu, FHK’s Nutrition Education Manager, if you would like to sign up or find out more information.

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