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Culinary Intern Position

By January 25, 2011General

Objective: Interns provide key support for on- and off-farm educational programs that benefit children and teenagers. It also offers opportunities for the development of the interns’ skills thus preparing them for further work in the farm to school field or local, seasonal culinary arts.

Tasks performed under the supervision of the Education Director:•    Plan for, prepare and lead children in cooking and nutrition activities•    Help during program set-up and clean-up•    Harvest and post-harvest care are of fruits, vegetables and flowers as needed•    Assist in development of seasonal, vegetable based dishes for groups of 30-60 people•    Assist in maintaining kitchen inventory; assist in monitoring cleanliness of prep kitchen•    Assist garden intern and Education Director as needed.
Desired Qualifications:•    Degree or work experience in culinary arts (preferred)•    Interest in organic gardening•    Strong interest in working with children and food•    Hard-working, motivated, focused, conscientious•    A cooperative work ethic•    Ability to work long hours and to perform physical, outdoor jobs in all weather (hot, cold, humid, rainy)•    TSC has a new wood burning pizza oven. Applicants with an interest in or experience with wood burning ovens a plus.Five-day work week April–May; six-day work week June–November.
Compensation: $1,600/month, along with produce and eggs from the farm.Interns must have their own transportation to and from the farm each day. Housing is not provided.
To Apply: Send cover letter, resume, and names and phone numbers of 3 references to Nina Simmons at nina.simmons@sylviacenter.org