Good Food in Action

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 or 410-366-1722

Good Food in Action: Chefs Move to Schools, Nationwide

This week’s pick for our “Good Food in Action” post:

Organization/Program: Chefs Move to Schools

Volunteer Opportunity: Volunteer Chef

Location: Nationwide

Start Date: Recruiting Now!

End Date: Open

Time Commitment:  Flexible

Organization Overview:

As part of her effort to turn policies into practical solutions for America’s families, Mrs. Obama is calling on chefs to get involved by adopting a school and working with teachers, parents and school nutrition professionals and administrators to help educate kids Gafas Ray Ban Baratas about food and nutrition. By creating healthy dishes that taste good, chefs have a unique ability to deliver these messages in a fun and appealing way to the larger audience, particularly children.

Position Overview:

The “Chefs Move to Schools” program, run through the U.S. Department of Agriculture, will pair chefs with interested schools in their communities so together they can create healthy meals that meet the schools’ dietary guidelines and budgets, while teaching young people about nutrition ray ban outlet and making balanced and healthy choices. With more than 31 million children participating in the National School Lunch Program and more than 11 million participating in the National School Breakfast Program, good nutrition at school is more important than ever.

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Good Food in Action: Volunteer Chef at Boys Hope Girls Hope, San Francisco

This week’s pick for our “Good Food in Action” post:

Organization/Program: Boys Hope Girls Hope

Volunteer Opportunity: Volunteer Chef

Location: San Francisco, CA

Start Date: Recruiting Now!

End Date: October 2010

Time Commitment:  Flexible

Organization Overview:

Many factors beyond a child’s control can combine to strangle his or her promise and potential and threaten that child’s future.  Neighborhoods shattered by crime and poverty. Families broken by economic hardship, death, and divorce. Overcrowded and underperforming schools.

Boys Hope Girls Hope believes in children. We believe in their ability to overcome their circumstances. We believe in their ability to become more than they ever dreamed of Ray Ban outlet becoming. And we believe that they can then go on to give hope to countless others.

By providing children with arms-around care, safe homes and environments, a first-class education, opportunities to learn more about themselves and the world, and academic, financial, and spiritual support through college, Boys Hope Girls Hope empowers children to realize the potential that is within them.

We set high standards and give our scholars everything they will need to meet those standards.  In doing so, we make our communities, and our world, a better place.

Position Overview:

Boys Hope Girls Hope of San Francisco is looking for someone to volunteer their time and talent to prepare meals for ten active teenage boys. Our kitchen is well equipped and our pantries are full; our need is for someone to dedicate the time and energy to put together a meal so our Residential Ray Ban Baratas Counselors can focus on the scholars. This volunteer opportunity can be whatever you would like to make of it. If you are available to help out once a month, or a few times a week we will gratefully love the assistance. Having experience preparing meals for large groups would be a valuable skill.

Contact:  Contact Noel ( or call (415) 291-8166

Good Food in Action: Rwanda Hospitality Institute Coordinator, Kigali, Rwanda

This week’s pick for our “Good Food in Action” post:

Organization/Program: Rwanda Hospitality Institute (in partnership with Heaven Restaurant)

Volunteer Opportunity: Hospitality Program Coordinator

Location: Kigali, Rwanda

Start Date: Recruiting Now!

End Date: 1-year From Start Date

Length:  1 Year

Website Overview of Position: Website currently not available

Organization Overview:

Rwanda Hospitality Institute is Rwanda’s first “live” vocational training center for customer service, culinary arts and hospitality management.  Rwanda Hospitality Institute will deliver a series of workshops as well as ongoing, on-site practical training that benefits the entire tourism sector in Rwanda.

Short courses will provide vocational and technical skills and prepare Rwandans to work in the hospitality and tourism industry. The Director of Rwanda Hospitality Magliette Calcio A Poco Prezzo Institute is working closely with the Rwanda Hotel and Restaurant Association, Ministry of Education and the Workforce Development Authority to become an accredited vocational training center.

We are looking for a passionate and energetic candidate who thrives in a

dynamic start up environment. Rwanda’s Hospitality Institute Coordinator is critical to ensuring that the newly created onsite hospitality vocational training center will produce qualified and skilled applicants for the hospitality sector in Rwanda. He/she will develop and recruit experienced trainers to teach the first year of hospitality short courses. A passion for education and hospitality vocational training is essential.

Position Overview:

• Assist the program director in planning, development and implementation of the first year of practical training courses.

• The Coordinator will identify the necessary objectives of each course; develop all of the content; and teach or recruit expert trainers to teach each course.

• Work closely with the Rwanda Hotel and Restaurant Association, Ministry of Education and Workforce Development Authority to develop practical training that complements maglie calcio poco prezzo existing curricula from top hospitality schools in Rwanda.

• Identify international best practices and curriculum models for accreditation.

• Determine scheduling and content of courses and assist in development of hospitality program budget and school fee structure.

• Organize guest speakers and invite experts in the hospitality field to co-teach

• Work with the business community to ensure that curriculum development is in alignment with the training needs of the private sector.

The ideal candidate should have the following skills, experience and knowledge:

• Commitment to Rwanda Hospitality Institute’s vision, mission and values

• Proven leadership abilities, a high level of initiative, strong interpersonal skills, creative and flexible problem solving skills.

• Minimum 3 years experience teaching and working in the hospitality industry

• Bachelor’s/College Degree Hospitality/Tourism/Hotel and Restaurant Management is preferred

• Strong networks within the Rwandan and East African hospitality industry

• Exposure to the international hospitality industry and vocational training field

• Excitement and a positive attitude about working in a dynamic start-up environment

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills; and planning and organizational skills required

• Strong analytical skills, independent judgment, ability to multi-task, comfortable under pressure and able to meet deadlines while retaining a sense of humor

• Ability to communicate ideas across cultural and language barriers; fluency in English is mandatory. French proficiency is also preferred.

• Willingness to commit to a minimum of 1 year

• Previous international exposure, especially in Africa

The Hospitality Institute Coordinator will report to the Director of the Rwanda Hospitality Institute in Kigali.

Contact:  Submit resume, cover letter, and references to Alissa Ruxin at  Include “Hospitality Institute Coordinator” in subject line.  Contact Alissa directly for questions about requirements, salary and benefits.

Good Food In Action: Guest Chef for Brainfood, Washington DC

This week’s pick for our “Good Food in Action” post:

Organization/Program: Brainfood

Volunteer Opportunity: Guest Chef for High School After School Cooking Program

Location: Washington, DC

Start Date: Ongoing

End Date: Ongoing

Length:  Various (minimum 1 day)

Website Overview of Position: Click HERE


Are you a local chef or food expert looking to work with youth?

Brainfood is a non-profit youth development organization in Washington, DC. Using food as a tool, Brainfood builds life skills and promotes healthy living in a fun and Oakley Sunglasses cheap safe environment. Local high school students participate in our programs either twice a week after school or every day for six weeks during the summer.

Activities include hands-on cooking classes, lectures, field trips and community service projects. Brainfood graduates are equipped with practical cooking skills, an introduction to the food industry, a framework for nutritious eating, and leadership experience that prepares them to make a difference in their community.

Brainfood welcomes guest chefs and guest speakers into our kitchens to lead a class about a topic or food they love. Guest chefs provide Brainfood participants the chance to learn from an expert who is working in the food or nutrition industry. Some of the topics that guest chefs have taught our cheap oakley sunglasses participants include basic knife skills, how to make risotto, cake decorating, and ways to cook healthy alternatives to favorite holiday foods. Guest chefs typically bring in some or all of the special ingredients they will be working with.

Guest chefs and guest speakers are needed for both the Brainfood After School program (Monday – Thursday, 4:00pm – 6:30pm) and the Brainfood Summer Institute (Monday – Friday, 1:00pm – 4:00pm).

Contact:  E-mai Carina with your name, email address, and telephone number and possible topics that you would be interested in teaching our youth:

Good Food in Action: Crew Chef for Continental Divide Trail Alliance

This week’s pick for our “Good Food in Action” post:

Organization/Program: Continental Divide Trail Alliance

Volunteer Opportunity: CDTA Crew Chef

Location: Various, Continental Divide Trail, USA

Start Date: April 2010

End Date: October 2010

Training: July 3, 2010 Leadville, CO $15 per person

Length:  Various (minimum 5 days)

Website Overview of Position: Click HERE


Would you like to lend a hand with a spatula rather than a shovel? Are you interested in cooking in the wilderness to help feed trail building volunteers? If so, Ray Ban outlet then this program is for you! We invite you to become a Volunteer Crew Chef or Sous Chef on themost significant trail system in the world – the Continental Divide Trail.From April through October the Continental Divide Trail Alliance brings volunteers together from all over the country to build, maintain and improve theCDT. A CDTA Crew Chef helps to provide nutritional meals to enhance the volunteers’ experience of working on the trail.

As a CDTA Crew Chef you choose the menu and do the planning that you feel comfortable with, including shopping. Each volunteer project is very unique so it is important to take into account the length of the project, number of meals, number of volunteers, camping facilities, accessibility and environment.

Contact: Stephanie Friday:

Good Food in Action: Soup Kitchen Chef for Coney Island Lighthouse Mission

This week’s pick for our “Good Food in Action” post – our newest addition to the CulinaryCorps blog highlighting global culanthropy projects that are currently seeking qualified volunteers.

Organization/Program: Coney Island Lighthouse Mission

Volunteer Opportunity: Friday Night Soup Kitchen Chef

Location: Brooklyn, New York

Start Date: Rolling

End Date: Rolling

Website: Click HERE


The Coney Island Lighthouse Mission is dedicated to fighting hunger and poverty in our community through the many services we provide to those in need.
We are in need of a dedicated volunteer who will be able to cook for our Friday night Soup Kitchen. Duties include cooking, setup, and cleanup. Cooking starts in the morning Occhiali Ray Ban outlet before the 3pm After-School program and continues at 5pm. Around 5pm, the chef and volunteers set up the Lighthouse Mission for dinner. Dinner begins at 6:30pm and usually ends at 8:30pm. The chef is expected to supervise volunteers.

Contact: Those interested, please email us at or call us at 718-415-1170 Monday through Friday between 11am-5pm.

Good Food in Action: Master Food Volunteers at Kansas State

Introducing “Good Food in Action” – our newest addition to the CulinaryCorps blog highlighting global culanthropy projects that are currently seeking qualified volunteers.

Organization/Program: Master Food Volunteers at Kansas State

Volunteer Opportunity: Culinary Instructor

Location: Kansas, USA

Start Date: Rolling

End Date: Rolling

Website: Click HERE


The Kansas Master Food Volunteer (MFV) Program provides a foundation of knowledge to volunteers in the subject areas of food safety, food science, food preparation, and food preservation. The Extension Master Food Volunteer Program allows people with interests in food, cooking, and nutrition to take their expertise to a higher level while developing new avenues for helping in the community. The Master Food Volunteer Program is patterned after the successful Master Gardener Program.

Contact: If you live Kansas, check to see if your county is listed, and contact your appropriate agent.  For general information, call (785)532-1673.