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Go!Chefs Curriculum Consultant Children's Aid

  • Date Posted August 04, 2022
  • Location New York, NY
  • Category Culinary / Education
  • Job type Full-Time
Company description

Join a Professional Powerhouse of Solutions!

For more than 160 years, Children’s Aid has been working to ensure that no child’s potential is limited by the barriers of poverty. In recent years, we have sharpened our focus, strengthened infrastructure, and sought out continuous, data-supported improvement throughout our organization to maximize the impact we are having on the children and youth we serve.

Children’s Aid is a professional powerhouse of solutions for young people. We are teachers and social workers, coaches and health care providers, administrators and data analysts. We know what it takes to ensure children grow up strong and healthy, and ready to thrive in school and life: excellent education and health care, social-emotional support, and strong, stable families. It takes a team of extraordinary talent to produce the kind of impact to which we aspire. We are committed to recruiting and retaining staff who will embrace our goals and promote a results-oriented culture. Children's Aid is a place for talented individuals to engage in the battle on childhood poverty.

Job description

Go!Healthy provides a continuum of nutritional education programs for the children and youth we serve, including Go!Chefs, a hands-on nutrition education program for elementary and middle school aged children through weekly cooking classes during the school-year and summer. Currently, Go!Chefs reaches over 400 children and youth each year at 9 after school and summer program sites across our four target neighborhoods of Harlem, Washington Heights, the South Bronx, and northern Staten Island. The program culminates in our flagship cross-agency competition, .


The Go!Chefs curriculum was originally written for elementary school age participants but has since been informally adapted by our middle school sites. Instructors have identified a need for a differentiated age-appropriate version of Go!Chefs for middle school, including updated worksheets and engaging lessons that teach key content but with less of a didactic feel.

 We are therefore seeking a consultant to develop a Go!Chefs curriculum tailored for grades 6-8. The program will include 15 weekly sessions featuring hands-on cooking activities and food education, including age appropriate objectives around culturally responsive and weight inclusive nutrition knowledge, food justice, and local food. The program should build towards a youth-directed culminating project, in addition to the Iron Go!Chefs competition.


Responsibilities and Deliverables

In close coordination with the Program Director and Go!Chefs Program Manager:

  1. Assess current program implementation and coordinate with Go!Healthy (20 hours)
    • Review existing program materials including lesson objectives, lesson plans, recipes, and evaluation plan and reports.
    • Observe middle school Go!Chefs classes and consult with instructors
    • Initial meeting with Program Director and Go!Chefs Program Manager to assess needs and establish milestones and timeline for the project. Provide opportunity for feedback from Program Director and Go!Chefs Program Manager at appropriate stages.
  2. Write 15 sequential lesson plans (60 hours)
    • Include supporting materials for each lesson including flip chart guide or powerpoint, worksheets, or online content.
    • At least one recipe per lesson plan
  3. How-to guide for Instructors to support youth in selecting and carrying out their own culminating project. (10 hours)
  4. Be available as a resource during Instructor training and program implementation in Winter/Spring 2023 for a total of 3 sessions/consultations. (10 hours)


  1. Experience writing curricula or lesson plans is required.
  2. Extensive experience writing and/or implementing food education strongly preferred. Understand concepts and classroom implementation of cooking education.
  3. Experience teaching or working in a middle school age setting is required.
  4. Commitment to teaching adolescents with culturally responsive pedagogy. Practitioners of positive youth development and commitment to youth leadership. A demonstrated knowledge and ability to apply critical racial, gender, and environmental justice lens to food education.
  5. Familiarity with New York City public schools or after school programs. Experience in Children’s Aid Community Schools is a plus.


The consultant will be compensated at a rate of $125/hour for 100 hours. The total budget is $12,500.

Clearance, Timeline and Location

  • We expect the consultant to start in mid-September upon full health clearance, background check, and fingerprinting clearance.
  • The final curriculum is due in December 2022.
  • One site will pilot the curriculum in Winter 2023.
  • Onboarding appointments and some travel to our sites in New York City are required. However, most of the work can be done remotely.

Important Notes to Prospective Bidders

Children’s Aid is an equal opportunity employer and is actively seeking diverse professionals to respond to this RFP.

All material submitted will become the property of CA. CA is not responsible for any vendor expenses incurred in course of preparing a response to RFP. CA reserves the right to request additional information.

 It is expressly understood and agreed that the awarding of this contract is subject to the sole discretion of CA and that CA reserves the right to issue amendments to the RFP.

Compensation this position is : hourly, varies DOE, $125.00 - $125.00 Location job can be done remotely Application instructions
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