CulinaryCorps June 1-8th Trip Recruitment

Looking for a great way to jumpstart your summer?  Look no further!  CulinaryCorps invites eligible culinary students and professionals to join our volunteer outreach trip to New Orleans from June 1-8th, 2007.

CulinaryCorps is currently recruiting a team of cooks, culinary students and food professionals to volunteer their time and kitchen skills to food-related community projects invaluable to the city’s rebuilding efforts.  We will also be immersing ourselves in the vital culinary culture of the region throughout the week during tastings, lectures and tours. Each trip aims to provide both cultural exchange and service opportunities to cooks who believe that culinary leadership resides both inside and out of the kitchen.

This is a great way to transform your passion for food into an opportunity to provide support and solidarity to New Orleans rebuilding efforts so check out for more information. 

If you are a cook who wants to make a difference, apply today!

WHEN: June 1-8, 2007

WHERE: New Orleans, Louisiana

COST: $300 – Transportation to and from New Orleans not included (Includes: projects, most meals, most events, activities, housing (in the Xavier University Dorms) and transport in New Orleans.  It is recommended that each participant brings at least $200 spending money)

REQUIREMENTS: Min. 3 months professional kitchen experience and/or culinary degree.  Personal health insurance.

HOW DOES IT WORK:  Each day, CulinaryCorps lends their manpower and enthusiasm to a specific project partner.  Projects may include SEED Surveying at Crescent City Farmer’s Market, garden construction at New Orleans Edible Schoolyard and meal creation at Emergency Communities’ feeding kitchen.  Volunteers will also have the opportunity to trail in a cheap oakley sunglasses restaurant as well as learn about the culinary heritage of the city through classes, lectures and tours.  The most recent March trip had participants creating over 1,200 healthy meals for the residents of the recovering 9th Ward, surveying over 200 market patrons and creating healthy, balanced and seasonal meals with 40 children from the Samuel Green Charter School.  For further specifics of the trip, please contact

TO APPLY:  Fill out the CulinaryCorps Application and return it to  Your application will be reviewed in a timely fashion and if cheap oakley selected, you will be asked to submit a $150 non-refundable deposit to secure your spot.  A participant packet will be e-mailed to you shortly after the deposit is received.


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