Good Food in Action: Chef Instructor – Sylvia Center, New York, New York

“Good Food in Action” profiles a food-based non-profit and highlights a current “culinary” volunteer opportunity within in the organization.  The purpose of these posts is to provide a resource for those looking to do service in the interim between CulinaryCorps trips. These are especially useful for CulinaryCorps alumni as well as cooks/chefs/culinary students who want to get involved in their community right away!

Here’s this week’s pick:

Organization/Program: The Sylvia Center

Volunteer Opportunity: Guest Chef Instructor for Children

Location: New York, New York

Start Date: April 11th and April 13th from 6pm – 7:30pm

Time Commitment:  Two dates and times above

Organization Overview:

The Sylvia Center (TSC) is a garden-to-table program that inspires young people to discover good nutrition through thoughtful, direct experiences with seasonal fruits and vegetables, on the farm and in the kitchen. Through these programs, children come to understand what food is, how it is grown, and, perhaps most important, that they themselves can choose to make good food for their own bodies.

Volunteer Overview:

The Sylvia Center is seeking a guest chef to volunteer to teach two classes to children. The classes will be held on April 11th and April 13th from 6pm – 7:30pm at the center’s Hudson Street Ray Ban outlet location in NYC. The Sylvia Center’s goal is to inspire children to eat well.  Chef should be ready to teach children new flavor profiles, focusing on a specific cuisine. Ideally, chef will prepare either plant-based food or use a seafood protein. Two assistants will be available to help the chef.

To Apply:  Those interested in volunteering should contact Hollie Greene at or (212)337-6075.


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