Chef Trainer Farming Hope
- Date Posted September 07, 2019
- Location San Francisco, CA
- Category Culinary / Education
- Job type Part-Time
Farming Hope is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. We are a farm-to-table culinary job training program that fosters community leaders in the food system. We offer empowering jobs with career training in gardening and cooking. We manage a social enterprise restaurant at Manny’s in San Francisco’s Mission District, and an urban garden in the Western Addition neighborhood. Our apprentices overcome major barriers to employment, primarily experiencing homelessness or being formerly incarcerated.
Growing and serving food allows our apprentices to give back to their city. We’re all hungry to give back and belong.Job description
The role of Chef Trainer is to co-lead the kitchen and production for our meal services, as well as provide support to our apprentices as their skills are refined on the job.
Our ideal candidate is passionate about food justice, has experience with hands-on culinary training, and shares our ambition to give guests the best food and service experience possible.
Farming Hope believes we must empower food system leaders from all backgrounds in order to move toward a more just society, and our ideal candidate will bring similar values to our kitchen.
This job is a part-time contractor position, with long-term potential for the role to become full-time. Some flexibility in scheduling will be necessary for week-to-week scheduling. As a small startup nonprofit we hope to hire someone interested in growing with our organization into more senior leadership positions.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
● Maintain a standard of excellence in the kitchen
- Schedule and execute food prep to accurately plan for daily service demands
- Cook and serve food to order
- Ensure health and safety standards are exceeded daily
● Provide necessary oversight and support for apprentices to accomplish tasks and develop culinary skills
- Oversee apprentices in prepping and cooking food
- Advise on best practices in the kitchen
● Aid in the professional development of each apprentice
- Lead progress meetings with apprentices and case managers from our Referral Partner Nonprofits
- Record skills development using our Jobs Readiness Assessment
- Serve as the main point of contact between apprentices and their case workers
*Chef Trainer will not function as a social worker or case worker, but simply ensure open communications between the two.
● Culinary experience: This is both a fast-paced production and on-the-job teaching role.
● Compassionate, patient mentorship: You may be working with folks with minimal kitchen experience. This is a great opportunity for someone who loves to teach and support personal and professional growth.
● High standards of cleanliness and organization
● Commitment to transformation: We want to empower those experiencing homelessness to be community leaders; we want our food system to be more sustainable for all; we want our staff to think differently about charity and justice. Sound like something you want to help build?
Other Beneficial Qualifications: Spanish language fluency
Compensation this position is : hourly, varies DOE, $20.00 - $24.00 Application instructions