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Culinary Educator
HOW TO APPLY: Send the attached Application_ Culinary Educator and your resume to eatwell@health.nyc.gov  by August 8th, 2016.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Healthy Eating Unit within the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention and Tobacco Control, is seeking Culinary Educators to work as part of a team in the preparation and delivery of nutrition and cooking workshops. The Culinary Educator will be responsible for implementing interactive cooking demonstrations using recipes that feature local and seasonal produce. Workshops will be implemented outside at farmers’ markets and/or child care centers in select underserved communities throughout NYC with a range of audiences. This paid position is part-time and seasonal (Aug 23rd – November 20th, 2016).

REQUIREMENTS:
Since this is a paid position, all applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.
·        Basic knife skills and ability to execute basic cooking techniques
·        Experience or training in nutrition or culinary arts
·        Knowledge about regional produce
·        Dynamic personality and excellent presentation, interpersonal and communications skills
·        Comfort and ability to work with many different communities across New York City
·        Willing and able to stand for long periods of time and work outside in inclement weather conditions
·        Willing and able to lift 25 pounds
·        Flexibility of schedule and commitment to a minimum of 2 days per week of work, including one weekend day, for the duration for the season

DUTIES:
Duties will include, but are not limited to:
·  Collaborate with Nutritionist to prepare for and implement interactive cooking demonstrations at farmers’ markets and/or child care centers
·   Follow curriculum and ensure integrity of programming
·   Conduct the set-up and break-down of tent, table and all cooking equipment and educational materials
·   Assist site coordinator/ organizer selling produce with set up and break down (child care center sites only)
·   Maintain food safety, including cleaning and sanitation of all cooking equipment used in cooking demonstrations
·    Market and promote program at farmers’ markets and/or child care centers and other community settings to ensure minimum required level of participation is achieved
·    Assist with data collection at markets and/or child care centers

Maintain environmentally sustainable practices at workshop sites
·  Attend monthly meetings at Health Department office in Long Island City (Mondays)

PREFERRED SKILLS:
·        ServSafe certification or successful completion of the NYC Food Protection course
·        Experience implementing cooking demonstrations
·        Experience working as part of a team
·        Experience working in multi-cultural settings with diverse populations
·        Ability to adapt recipes to the culture of communities served
·        Understanding of health inequities as they relate to the food system
·        Knowledge about community food security issues in New York City
·        Strong preference to those with Spanish language skills and formal experience in food service

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