Cooking Project Leader

What You'll Do: 

• Running cooking sessions, leading a team of volunteers to create a three-course meal in a limited timeframe.

• Ensuring the team are following the food safety procedures set out in our kitchen handbook.

• Inducting new volunteers into the kitchen.

• Encouraging the whole team to have input into planning a tasty, healthy, and nutritionally balanced menu.

• Communicating with other Cooking Project Leaders and your Project’s Surplus Food Coordinator(s) to ensure the store of dry/tinned goods is kept tidy and well stocked.

• Completing the weekly checklist in the kitchen handbook, and the weekly session report via the Project Leader portal.

You don’t need to have any previous cooking experience – you just need to love food and motivating people!

What You'll Learn: 
✓ Teamwork: you’ll work as part of a team to prepare a delicious meal and serve it to our guests. ✓ Leadership and delegation: we'll train you up to lead cooking sessions and induct new volunteers. ✓ Cooking: you’ll learn how to cater for large numbers of guests and how to make nutritionally balanced meals. ✓ Problem solving: you won’t always know your ingredients ahead of time, so you will need to get creative to produce delicious 3 course meals. ✓ Relationship building: you'll be building lasting relationships with your guests and volunteers, ensuring they come back each week.
What We're Looking For: 
✓ Attend regular Project Leader meetings to discuss as a team how things are going. ✓ Lead a minimum of one session per month. ✓ Follow all FoodCycle policies and procedures, including reporting any accidents and incidents. ✓ Complete Level 2 Food Safety, Food Allergens, and safeguarding training. ✓ Complete an enhanced DBS check (required for all roles involving ‘regulated activity’). ✓ Recognise, respond to, and report any safeguarding issues or concerns. Note: you must not be barred from working with children and adults who may be vulnerable and at risk of abuse or neglect. ✓ Complete the session Project report on our website after leading a session.
Summary
Volunteering
Middlesbrough
1 Weeks Minimum
3 Hours / Week
Requirements: 
Over 18

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