Our amazing team of chefs, educators and coordinators are passionate about inspiring young people to eat well. Does that sound like you? Take a look at jobs and internships available at The Sylvia Center now.


Community Chefs and Chef Assistants – For our afterschool Cooks for Health programs. Classes are conducted at New York City Housing Authority Community Centers throughout the five boroughs of NYC and community sites in Columbia County, NY. During our classes, students learn basic cooking techniques (chopping, grating, whisking, kneading, rolling) as well as skills essential for any good cook: kitchen safety, flavor profiles and creative combining, planning and strategizing, and teamwork. Each class culminates with students and instructors sitting together to enjoy the meal they created.

We are currently seeking candidates for our Columbia County, NY programs. Candidates can send their resumes and cover letters to: careers@sylviacenter.org. Please note ‘Community Chef’ or ‘Chef Assistant’ in the subject line.


Each year, we work with talented and enthusiastic interns interested in food education, organic gardening, and social justice. Interns are immersed in the daily work of programs, fundraising, and communications and are invaluable support for our team. We pride ourselves in training the next generation of changemakers to give them the experiences they need to pursue their goals.

Check back soon for internship opportunities!