Cookery Trainer

Closing date 28 February 2019
Organisation Zest - Ministry of Food Leeds
Location Leeds Kirkgate Market
Hours Full time
37 per week
Salary £18,000 – £20,500
Telephone 0113 240 6677

Calling all Chefs, Cooks, Cookery Trainers and Food Technology Teachers, do you fancy a new Challenge?  
If so, do you have a passion for food and love working with people? Would you like to work in a Cookery School with a difference? Do you want to make a difference to People’s Lives? Then Zest has an exciting opportunity just for you, and invites applications for the role of Cookery Trainer, Jamie’s Ministry of Food Leeds.  

Our Company
Based in Leeds, Zest is an independent non-profit organisation and registered charity which offers support and opportunity to people living in disadvantaged areas of Leeds. We aim to address health inequalities and social isolation through activities which improve physical, mental, social, emotional and economic wellbeing. The organisation has its roots in East Leeds, but now works citywide. More information about us can be found on our website:   

The Job
The main purpose of this role will be to lead groups of customers in cooking lessons at our Ministry of Food Leeds cookery school. You will be responsible for teaching and inspiring students of all levels in lessons on how to create Jamie Oliver inspired recipes and develop their cooking skills. Your key duties will be to set up, lead and then clear down each lesson, provide an excellent customer experience and to champion healthy living. You’ll be using your passion for great food to ensure everyone gets the most they can from each lesson.  

The Person
Ideally, you will already have proven experience as a Chef, Cook or Food Technology Teacher with the ability to cook to a high standard. However, you’ll also need to have really great communication skills and a real passion for great food cooked simply. Although you don’t need to have taught cookery lessons before, you will ideally have experience of training others to do something in a fun and motivating way. You’ll need to be keen to learn the Jamie Oliver style of cooking and then pass it on to others and, on top of all this, you’ll also need to be aware of current issues surrounding food and have the ability to signpost customers to other organisations.  

Deliver amazing cooking lessons by really knowing your subject, engaging your students and ensuring everything is really friendly, accessible and fun. Part of this will be keeping your lessons to time and ensuring they’re always covering the agreed material.   

Act as a host for each of your lessons, ensuring that your students are comfortable.

Prepare thoroughly for each of your lessons, ensuring that the lesson station looks great and is stocked with all the things you and your students will need for the session. This will also involve making sure the quality of the ingredients you are using is excellent.

Help the Service Manager to monitor food standards, always aiming to achieve the highest levels of quality in your own lessons.

Attend the training sessions we’ll put on for you to keep yourself up to date about all the new lessons that are being launched so that you’re able to teach everyone with great confidence.

Ensure that all relevant health, hygiene, fire and safety regulations are understood and followed by all. This will include being responsible for monitoring food hygiene standards within the kitchen and following very robust cleaning schedules.

What we’ll provide: ·        

  • The salary range of £18,000 – £20,500 per annum
  • A 37 hour week, working 5 out of 6 days, regular day shifts, with some early evenings
  • Company induction & world-class training from the Jamie Oliver Foundation
  • 39 days holiday (including stats)
  • Excellent learning & development opportunities through our cookery school
  • Access to our Pension Scheme
  • No automatic Christmas Day or Bank Holiday Working!
  • Fun, inspiration and passion for what we do!

Please send your CV to Chris Clyburn, Service Manager.
Pop into the school or request a recruitment pack for more information.

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