Good Food in Action

Chef Volunteer Opportunity: Wellness in Schools-Cook for Kids, New York, New York

Here is this week’s pick for our “Good Food in Action” volunteer opportunity:

Organization/Program: Wellness in the Schools

Volunteer Opportunity: Volunteer cooking instructor in public school classrooms  or volunteer cook in school cafeterias

Location: New York, New York

Start Date: Recruiting Now

Time Commitment:  Flexible

Organization Overview:

Our mission is to inspire healthy eating, environmental awareness and fitness as a way of life for kids in public schools. Through meaningful public/private partnerships with school leadership, teachers, chefs, coaches, parents and kids, Wellness in the Schools creates hands-on programs such as Cook for Kids, Green for Kids and Coach for Kids. These programs provide healthy foods, healthy environments and opportunities for regular play to help kids learn and grow.

The idea for WITS grew out of a common interest shared by a group of concerned New York City public school parents. In 2005, we united in the conviction that healthier Cheap Oakley bodies make healthier minds, and that, conversely, unhealthy school environments interfere with student health, school attendance and academic achievement. Our goal is simple: we want our children to have the best possible environment in which to learn.

Cook for Kids Program Overview:

In partnership with the New York City Department of Education’s Office of SchoolFood, Wellness in the Schools operates the Cook for Kids program in NYC public school kitchens and classrooms. In an effort to combat childhood obesity and to promote healthy eating, WITS works to prepare fresh meals from scratch and to educate families about the importance of eating whole, unprocessed foods. In order to accomplish this goal, WITS places culinary school graduates in schools. Inspired by the model of Teach for America, the program that trains talented college graduates to teach in public schools, WITS invests in graduates of culinary schools to Cook for Kids in public schools. Our carefully recruited and well-trained Cook for Kids WITS in Resident cooks work alongside cafeteria workers to train, inspire, and support their preparation of salad http://www.lependart.com bars and fresh homemade meals. In selected schools, the cooks also conduct seasonal cooking classes and offer regular demonstrations to teach children, parents and teachers how to cook delicious, nutritious and inexpensive recipes, using fresh local ingredients wherever possible. Sponsoring NYC restaurants offer consultation and promotional support.

Cook for Kids begins locally, addressing the needs of a local community, a single school and the children and families it serves. We employ local chefs in the process. Additionally, we respond to the need nationwide to develop programs in local communities based on their individual needs.

To Apply: Fill out a volunteer form or contact office manager Signe Greve-Isdahl for more details at signeg@wellnessintheschools.org

Immediate Chef Volunteer Opportunity! Help Create a Thanksgiving Feast, Broadway Community, Manhattan

Here is this week’s pick for our “Good Food in Action” volunteer opportunity:

Organization/Program: Broadway Community

Volunteer Opportunity: Thanksgiving Prep and Service Chefs Needed!

Location: New York, New York

Start Date: Recruiting Now

Time Commitment:  Time slots available everyday from today until Thanksgiving.

Organization Overview:

Today more and more of the people who come through our doors represent a new demographic.   Displaced by these hard times, many formerly middle class families now find http://www.usofacomputers.com themselves in the line for Soup Kitchens and Pantry’s.   So this year we celebrate

“Good Food for Hard Times”

As we do all year long, on Thanksgiving we try to not just fill bellies, but build lives; great nutritious (and delicious) food is a tool to empower people to change their circumstances.   Along with our vocational, educational and Healing Arts programs that help change lives every day, our model of the “Healthy Community Food Program ~ Healthy for our People, Healthy for our Planet” is about ray ban aviator baratas our families building a healthy life and our programs being good neighbors and good environmental citizens.

On Thanksgiving, prepared by Chef Michael Ennes and the Broadway Community Food Team, and served by our Community Volunteers, we feature food from around the World.

Position Overview:

Chef Michael Ennes needs culinary professionals to help him execute his incredible Thanksgiving Menu including:

ó 6 Appetizers (including homemade pâté)  ó 3 Soups (Including Clam Chowder & Chicken Gumbo) ó Roast Turkey  Three  Ways* (Plus Turkey Burritos!) ó6 additional Main Courses (including Vegetable Lasagna) ó  a dozen Side Dishes ó  vegetarian specials ó & (donated by our community)  many, Ray Ban outlet many Pies ó

To Apply: Contact Chef Michael Ennes at 212/864-6100 ext. 123  or  chef.ennes@ymail.com

Volunteer Chef Opportunity: Karma Kitchen (DC, Chicago, Berkeley)

Here is this week’s pick for our “Good Food in Action” volunteer opportunity:

Organization/Program: Karma Ktichen

Volunteer Opportunity: Dining Room Volunteer

Location: Washington, DC, Chicago, Illinois & Berkeley, CA

Start Date: Recruiting Now!

End Date: Open

Time Commitment:  Sundays from 10pm-4pm

Organization Overview:

Imagine a restaurant where there are no prices on the menu and where the check reads $0.00 with only this footnote: “Your meal was a gift from someone who came before you. To keep the chain of gifts alive, we invite you to pay it forward for those dine after you.”

That’s Karma Kitchen, a volunteer-driven experiment in generosity.

Position Overview:

To have the deepest experience of Magliette Calcio A Poco Prezzo Karma Kitchen is to volunteer. If you can be available from 10AM-4PM on Sunday, simply fill out our volunteer form and we’ll get back to you.

To Apply: Fill out the appropriate VOLUNTEER FORM for the location you wish to work at

 

Volunteer Chef Opportunity: Guest Chef and Speaker @ Green Door, Washington, DC

Here is this week’s pick for our “Good Food in Action” volunteer opportunity:

Organization/Program: Green Door

Volunteer Opportunity: Guest Chef and Speaker

Location: Washington, DC

Start Date: Recruiting Now!

End Date: Open

Time Commitment:  Minimum 1 day but open to longer commitment

Organization Overview:

Green Door is a community program http://www.magliettedacalcioit.com that prepares women and men with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and other mental illnesses to work and live independently in the District of Columbia.

Green Door is recognized nationally as one of the most successful programs for people with mental illness. Since 1976, Green Door has helped thousands of people with mental illness from St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, homeless shelters, and community mental health centers to reclaim their lives.

Position Overview:

We are looking for Guest Chefs/Servers and Speakers for our monthly Education and Employment dinners. Also needed are Guest Chefs to serve a light, nutritious breakfast to Cheap Jerseys about 25 people on Thursday mornings.

To Apply: Contact Katie Wolff at 202-462-4092 x336 or katie.wolff@greendoor.org

 

Chef Volunteer Opportunity: After-School World Cuisine Instructor, Chicago, LA, Miami and DC

Here is this week’s pick for our “Good Food in Action” volunteer opportunity:

Organization/Program: Common Threads

Volunteer Opportunity: Volunteer Instructor, Cooking Skills and World Cuisine

Location: Chicago, Miami, DC and LA

Start Date: Recruiting Now!

End Date: Open

Time Commitment:  12-weeks

Organization Overview:

Common Threads provides after-school programming to children between 8 and 12 years old.

Students learn basic kitchen skills, cooking techniques, and the importance of fresh ingredients as they prepare healthy ethnic cuisines together. Chef Instructors incorporate Oakley Sunglasses cheap nutrition tips and cultural information into lessons that teach our students how to connect with their bodies, their neighbors, and their world in a healthy way.

Classes are offered in 12-week sessions throughout the school-year—fall and spring. Classes meet once per week and are free to students who qualify for free or reduced school lunches. Common Threads currently provides programs in fourteen different Chicago neighborhood locations, four in Washington, D.C., two in Miami, and two in Los Angeles.

Position Overview:

We are looking for people to volunteer with our children; leading them through the recipes each week, assisting the Chef Instructor and helping with class activities.  Volunteers are asked to attend the afternoon class once a week for the entire 12 – week session.  The next session will http://www.oakleyonorder.com/ begin in September of 2010.  Classes are held after school beginning at 3:00, 3:30 or 4:00 and ending at 5:00, 5:30 or 6:00. Classes are held at 18 locations in Chicago, two in Los Angeles, six in Washington, D.C. and four in Miami.

To Apply:

Chicago Mary Ann Weprinmaryann@commonthreads.org 312 329 2501 ext 204

Los Angeles Mary Ann Weprinmaryann@commonthreads.org

Miami Mimi Chacinmimi@commonthreads.org

Washington, D.C. Mary Ann Weprinmaryann@commonthreads.org

 

Chef Volunteer Opportunity: “Growing Healthy Kids” Instructor, Detroit, Michigan

Here is this week’s pick for our “Good Food in Action” volunteer opportunity:

Organization/Program: Earthworks Urban Farm

Volunteer Opportunity: Instructor for Growing Healthy Kids Program

Location: Detroit, Michigan

Start Date: Recruiting Now!

End Date: Open

Time Commitment:  Variable

Organization Overview:

Growing Healthy Kids –a program for 5- to 11-year-olds learn the basics of gardening, nutrition, cultural awareness, environmental stewardship and healthy living in our weekly classes. Held on-site at the Capuchin Soup Kitchen on Meldrum, we start each day with a healthy snack, outdoor play time, or coloring. Our main activities include planning our flower and vegetable garden, painting cheap oakley sunglasses garden signs, cooking pancakes, extracting honey and starting seed transplants in our greenhouse. International Food Night is a favorite as kids stamp their passports and “visit” countries from around the world by tasting ethnic cuisines. The season culminates in an End of the Year Celebration with kids and families. The program is free to all families.

Position Overview:

People with a passion for food and healthy eating are encouraged to share their knowledge and enthusiasm at the once-weekly sessions. Sample curriculum can be found here.

To Apply: Contact the volunteer program office at 313-579-2100 Ext. 204   or email: earthworks@cskdetroit.org

 

Chef Volunteer Opportunity: Buddhist Retreat Center Cook, Sonoma County, CA

Here is this week’s pick for our “Good Food in Action” volunteer opportunity:

Organization/Program: Nyingma Center

Volunteer Opportunity: Cook

Location: Sonoma County, CA

Start Date: Recruiting Now!

End Date: Open

Time Commitment:  Length of commitment is one year.  Shorter commitments of 6 months or more may be considered in cases of school, other obligations or visa restrictions.

Organization Overview:

Nyingma Centers was founded in 1976 by Head Lama Tarthang Tulku following the creation of several other non-profit organizations under the umbrella of the Tibetan Nyingma Meditation Centers (TNMC). The TNMC mission is twofold; to preserve Tibetan Buddhist culture in Asia and to transmit the teachings of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition to the West.

Work and live in the redwood coastal hills of Sonoma County, CA at beautiful Ratna Ling , a retreat center in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition in  northern CA. Be in a Magliette Calcio A Poco Prezzo spiritual community of like-minded people dedicated to service to humanity through a wide variety of projects both local and global.  This year-round residential work-study opportunity combines meaningful work with opportunities for self-growth. Need not be Buddhist to apply. Seeking those with a sincere interest and a strong work ethic.

Position Overview:

This is more than just an opportunity to gain work experience operating a large new kitchen. It is also a chance to develop yourself inwardly and strengthen your skills of personal inquiry.

If you are a cook who is burned out on the http://www.magliettedacalcioit.com regular restaurant job scene, or if you would like to cook in a truly unique environment where personal inner inquiry, cooperation and spiritual values are supported, this may be a great match for you.

Responsibilities include, oversee daily operations of the kitchen and the other kitchen staff:

  • Preparation of healthy, nutritious, vegetarian meals at lunch six days a week for 30-65 people, depending on the season
  • Light buffet Breakfast for up to 40 during retreat season only
  • Light evening buffet meal for 30-65 people depending on the season
  • Occasionally overseeing preparing meals for approximately 100 people for special events
  • Maintaining compliance with CA Health Department standards
  • May be requested to perform tasks outside of job description when needed

Provide leadership and direction to other kitchen staff. Includes supervising kitchen volunteer staff in:

  • Food preparation
  • Cleaning
  • Overseeing and rotating inventory

Qualifications:

  • Prior experience of cooking in a professional capacity (3 years minimum)
  • Knowledge of vegetarian cooking and balanced nutrition
  • Good organizational skills
  • Able to work independently
  • Able to lift up to 50 lbs
  • Receptive to positive and constructive feedback
  • Basic computer skills
  • Ability to work well with people
  • Emotionally balanced
  • Interest in experiencing life within a spiritual community

Other perks:

  • Included: vegetarian, mostly organic meals. We are known for our great food!
  • Housing: Shared by twos in various Cheap NFL Jerseys accommodations around the property.  Bathroom and showers are shared with separated stalls.
  • Living allowance stipend ($150 per month for 6 month commitment or more)
  • Job training in marketable skills, or contribute your own
  • Evening classes on the philosophy and practice of Buddhism
  • Skillful Means training – self-development to activate your best knowledge & potential
  • Work for the benefit to others

To Apply: Contact the Work-Study program office at 510-981-1987 or email us at contact@nyingmavolunteer.org

Chef Volunteer Opportunity: “Chef Exchange” at NY Organic Farm

Here is this week’s pick for our “Good Food in Action” volunteer opportunity:

Organization/Program: Garden of Eve

Volunteer Opportunity: Chef Exchange

Location: Aquebogue,New York

Start Date: Recruiting Now!

End Date: Open

Time Commitment:  Variable

Organization Overview:

Garden of Eve farm, founded in 2001 by environmental advocates Chris and Eve Kaplan-Walbrecht, is dedicated to providing delicious organic vegetables, fruits and Gafas Ray Ban outlet beautiful flowers and to “making changes in the world by living them.”

Position Overview:

If you are a chef, personal chef, nutritionist, holistic health counselor, etc. you have special skills which can be valuable to our farm – and you will benefit professionally as well as personally from the first-hand knowledge you will gain from growing, harvesting, cooking and eating seasonal organic vegetables. If you would like to volunteer for a longer stay (i.e. two nights to two weeks) and we supply free housing, perhaps Ray Ban outlet you can practice your skills by cooking us a meal, or offering a cooking demonstration at our farmstand, for example. Contact us with your ideas.

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to farmer@gardenofevefarm.com.

Chef Volunteer Opportunity: Great Kids Great Food Mentor, Baltimore

We’re back from [a wonderful] summer break!  Here is this week’s pick for our “Good Food in Action” volunteer opportunity:

Organization/Program: Great Kids Farm

Volunteer Opportunity: Great Kids Great Food Mentor

Location: Cantonsville, MD

Start Date: Recruiting Now!

End Date: Open

Time Commitment:  Weekly Classes for One Year (but will consider commitment of one semester)

Organization Overview:

Great Kids Farm is a living, working farm that educates children about healthy eating, organic farming and the natural sciences. We connect young people to the Foakleys On sale soil, plants, and animals that provide their food. We also teach them about sustainable farming practices used to generate this food in an environmentally friendly way.

Operated by Baltimore City Public Schools, the 33-acre Catonsville farm is integral to the school system’s efforts to improve school food and educate children and families about how nutritious foods form the foundation for healthy people and a sound environment.

Position Overview:

Great Kids Farm supplies fresh produce to City schools’Fake Oakleys sale online nutrition education and cooking programs. We are seeking persons who will assist nutrition and culinary educators in the classroom in various city schools in and around Baltimore.

To Apply:  Fill out a Volunteer Form and contact Nan Bambara at nbambara@bvumaryland.org or 410-366-1722