Assistant Culinary Instructor

  • London Training Centre
  • 317 Adelaide St. South, London, ON, Canada
  • Apr 09, 2019

Job Description

London Training Centre
Has an Immediate Position

Assistant Culinary Instructor

Supervisor: Chef / Program Manager
Reports to: Chef / Program Manager

Hours of work: Typically this position works Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm although the employee will be required periodically to work outside of regular hours, occasional evenings and weekends. Specific to this position the Culinary Instructor will also be required to support the food related business activities of the organization and community initiatives. Compensation for this position is $20 per hour.

The position of Local Food Skills Program Culinary Instructor will be responsible for, but not limited to the following duties:
- Working jointly with the Program Manager/Chef to deliver all facets of the 3-week Local Food Skills program.
- Instruct program participants in culinary fundamentals – culinary terminology, cooking methods, knife skills, kitchen hygiene and kitchen safety.
- Work with the participants as the program concludes with a community attended dinner that is prepared and served by the students. 
- Act as a team leader with program participants, clients and community partners in the development and delivery of food related community events and initiatives.
- Cleaning and maintenance of the commercial kitchen.
- As part of the staff team, plant, maintain, harvest food from the organization’s ecological farm garden.
- Research and contribute to the development of new components of the Local Food Skills program.
- Engage in social enterprise activities that require the applicant to meet and maintain the established business standards.
- As required in collaboration with the Chef/Program Manager support organization’s catering business.
- Attending meetings as required. 
- Adhering to London Training Centre policies. 
- Undertaking other tasks as assigned.

The Local Food Skills program was launched in January 2011, as a free 3 week introductory skills development and experiential learning program. The Local Food Skills program has built and maintained its own training kitchen and ecologically sustainable farm to engage people in connecting people with food and the land. The Program participants are encouraged to seek employment in the food sector (culinary skills, food service, farming, processing, etc.). The program also offers industry relevant certifications, job search strategies and hands on cooking and farming skills. The participants eligible for the course come from a widely diverse age groups and life experiences. Ultimately our goal is to assist people in discovering their own goals to full time employment or a new career.

The Ideal Candidate:
Will be able to speak to the career opportunities for people in the broader food sector. Possess strong communication and leadership skills and have interest in teaching and participatory learning environments. The position requires a solid understanding of culinary fundamentals, terminology, cooking methods, knife skills, kitchen hygiene, and
an interest in aspects of growing and producing local sustainable food sources.

Interested Candidates should forward a cover letter and current resume to:

Steve James
Application Deadline: Monday April 22, 2019