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Youth Chef

Youth Chefs-in-Residence

Kitchener Public Library

   About the Position

Impact Statement
Our Youth Chefs-in-Residence will have the opportunity to assist the Teen Librarian with offering in-person cooking programs for children. Our goal is to introduce cooking as a fun activity and teach food literacy skills including confidence in the kitchen, understanding where our food comes from, and how to make good nutritional choices. The program will give kids (Gr 3-4) the opportunity to read a recipe, prepare a dish, and then taste test their creations.

Chefs will attend planning meetings to organize cooking programs. Work with a partner to choose one simple recipe that kids will enjoy and provide a list of required ingredients. Attend all cooking programs to provide assistance and support and provide hands-on support to children as they contribute to the recipe

Chefs enjoy cooking, working independently and on a team; have effective communication/organizational skills and are dependable.

Position Qualifications

Ideal for: An Individual
Age: 14+

Area(s) of Interest: Communication/Public Relations, Food/Hospitality, Library/Research

Skill(s): Collaboration, Cultural Awareness/Sensitivity, Public Speaking/Presentation Skills, Motivate Others, Presenting

Training / Work Condtions

Training Details: Review the (You)th Volunteer Handbook; orientation of kitchen space and safe food handling procedures.

Working Conditions: Library program room(s)
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible entrance, Wheelchair accessible washroom, Designated accessible parking space, Support volunteers with special needs, Accessible work space, Support Newcomers
Transportation: On a bus route

Time Commitment

Duration: 4 - 6 months
Weekday - Evening, Weekend - Daytime
from January - May 2024, attend 2 introductory meetings on Mondays at 3pm and attend cooking programs on Saturdays (dates to be determined).

   Contact Information
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Sherry Erb
519-743-0271 Ext. 222
85 Queen Street North Kitchener, N2H 2H1

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Kitchener ON N2G 2N7

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