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This job expired on August 25, 2021

Contract Bilingual Culinary Educator Lovin' Spoonfuls

  • Date Posted June 26, 2021
  • Location Boston, MA
  • Category Culinary / Nonprofit
  • Job type Part-Time
Company description Lovin’ Spoonfuls is an organization that facilitates the recovery and distribution of healthy, perishable food that would otherwise be discarded. Lovin’ Spoonfuls works efficiently to deliver this food directly to the community organizations and resources where it can have the greatest impact. Lovin’ Spoonfuls is committed to addressing the health, environmental and economic impact that food waste has on our community. Headquartered in Boston, MA, Lovin’ Spoonfuls is a 501c3, non-profit organization.

At Lovin’ Spoonfuls, we are proud of our culture, where we are grounded in our Core Values. We foster open and honest dialogues among staff, and we prioritize opportunities for professional development, team connection, and engagement with the communities we serve.  Job description
HOURS
This is a contract-based position and hours will be jointly determined based on programming needs and availability. Initial expectation would be 5-10 hours per month. 
 
POSITION SUMMARY
Years ago, Lovin’ Spoonfuls launched Plenty, our culinary education program intended to supplement the food provided through our food rescue programming. Through recipe cards, cooking workshops, and other original content, our team worked to ensure end recipients had the resources to prepare rescued ingredients in healthy, low-waste, and low-cost recipes. 
 
In 2020, in response to our renewed commitment to diversity and inclusion, Lovin’ Spoonfuls recognized the need to reimagine this programming through work with community members who have lived experience cooking and living in the cultures of the recipients of our rescued food. Our ultimate goal is to ensure we’re providing culturally relevant recipes which still focus on healthy, low-waste, and low-cost cooking. 
 
Each Bilingual Culinary Educator will work with the Lovin’ Spoonfuls team to brainstorm, generate, refine, and teach original content in English and one of the following languages: Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin, or Cantonese. (We are seeking 3-4 educators in total, to provide content across these languages.) Each Bilingual Culinary Educator will create recipe cards and other print materials, and lead cooking workshops for our nonprofit partner agencies. Lovin’ Spoonfuls is piloting this new iteration of our Plenty programming in 2021, and each Bilingual Culinary Educator will ideally have a culinary understanding of one of the following cultures: Dominican Republic, Brazil, or China. These three regions represent the highest immigrant populations in Massachusetts and are the focus of our piloted content. Over time, Lovin’ Spoonfuls may expand the program to include Haiti, Vietnam, and other cultures represented by our end users. 
 
Responsibilities
  • Develop content for all Plenty workshops & programming in English and one of the following languages: Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin, or Cantonese. 
  • Prepares for and leads culinary workshops to improve food literacy and reduce waste in partnership with Lovin’ Spoonfuls’ beneficiary partners, ensuring the mission of ‘Spoonfuls is extended through to the end user
  • Produces recipes and other content for recipe cards and other uses as needed
  • Develops learning tools and other relevant content for furthering the mission of Plenty
  • Demonstrates understanding and excellence in food waste reduction & food waste trends 

JOB REQUIREMENTS
  • Bilingual in English and one of the following languages: Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin, or Cantonese
  • Communicates clearly and effectively in all oral and written communications
  • Ability to communicate low-waste, healthy cooking tips to a culturally diverse audience
  • A passion for, and familiarity with, food rescue and food justice issues
  • Invested in supporting underserved communities
  • Flexible schedule for occasional evening and weekend engagements
  • Proficient in use of computers, including Google Suite
 
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
  • Experience conducting group nutrition and healthy cooking education for culturally diverse audiences
  • Culinary experience and recipe generation required
  • Nutrition study or experience preferred
  • ServSafe training preferred
  • Knowledge of culinary traditions of one of the following cultures: Brazil, Dominican Republic, or China preferred

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
This role requires teaching culinary workshops and therefore may involve standing for long periods, moving materials and objects of up to 50 pounds, and working with knives and cooking equipment. This position also requires generating recipe content using a computer, and will require sitting and use of office equipment. This position requires good manual dexterity, coordination and stamina. 
 
WORK ENVIRONMENT
This job operates predominantly on site at our nonprofit partners, which can vary significantly. 
 
WE’RE AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO) EMPLOYER
At Lovin’ Spoonfuls, we believe all people have value and can bring their own unique experiences to the table. Our work serves to set the table throughout the diverse communities of Massachusetts without discrimination, and we endeavor to mirror that representation in our own organization. Our goal is to create and foster an inclusive workplace where everyone can bring their whole selves to work and where all people are valued.
 
We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.
 
As an organization committed to a culture of diversity and inclusion among staff, we strongly encourage applications from people of color, people who identify as LGBTQIA+, women or non-binary people, and those with lived experience of food insecurity.
 
Compensation this position is : hourly, $20/hr + Application instructions
This job expired on August 25, 2021
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