Job Posting: Kitchen Workshop Animator


 

Corbeille de Pain is a not for profit organization serving the West Island community of Montreal whose mission is to promote food security through programs that provide education, build community and increase access to nourishing food, in collaboration with community partners. The Kitchen Animator should see him/herself as a spokesperson for Corbeille de pain Lac St-Louis and will ensure that our mission, vision and values are carried out. 


 

Job Description

The Community Kitchen and Food Animator will be responsible for creating and executing a series of workshops and seminars for youth, seniors and the general public. The workshops will focus on empowering participants to adopt healthy eating habits through education and practical cooking skills. The animator will also participate and/or coordinate transformation and meal preparation for our summer activities, fundraising events or other special activities.  


 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Design and deliver cooking workshops to local populations, including seniors and youth;

  • Ensure that all the ingredients, utensils and handouts necessary for the workshop are collected from our offices and/or the grocery store, prior to the workshop;

  • Instruct and assist the participants in the setup and carrying out of the cooking workshops;

  • Provide nutrition and/or budgeting information connected with the recipes/food used in the workshops;

  • Plan, contribute or execute transformation and/or meal preparation sessions to include recipes, ingredients, equipment, etc. 

  • Promote the other programs offered by Corbeille de pain to the local community to raise awareness of services offered and encourage registration of new participants.

  • Prepare handouts including recipes and nutrition information to distribute to participants

  • Complete and maintain all necessary statistical information for all workshops, use and contribute to the distribution of workshop evaluations, participate in Food Skills Committee meetings.

  • Plan budget conscious activities to use inventory, store specials, local produce and seasonal item.

 

Knowledge and Skills

  • Bilingual, English and French

  • Autonomy, initiative, dynamism, interpersonal skills, creativity, active listening skills;

  • Meal planning and cooking skills.

  • Good knowledge of nutrition and food preparation;

  • Ability to organize, plan and work as a team;

  • Knowledge of food security issues would be an asset.

  • Experience working with persons of different age groups, cultural backgrounds and with persons with mental and physical disabilities.

  • Computer skills (Microsoft suite, Google Drive, social media)

 

Qualifications

  • Cooking knowledge and experience required.  Studies in nutrition are not necessary but would be an asset. 

  • MAPAQ certification in food safety would be required. If necessary, the certification program would need to be successfully completed by the employee in the first few weeks of employment.

  • Driver’s license and access to a vehicle.

 

Working conditions

  • Part-time where the schedule will be variable and dependent on scheduled workshops and animator’s availability. 

  • Occasional weekday evening and weekend work.

Applying
Please submit a cover letter and resume to info@corbeilledepain.com by December 5th. Only qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview.