Community Support Services is seeking a contract culinary expert, with experience teaching and or coaching an audience with a variety of intellectual and developmental disabilities. Students ages range from 17 and 70. No culinary/dietician degree is necessary, but knowledge of healthy cooking and teaching ability is required. Food and Sanitation license a plus. We are seeking an instructor who can take over a cooking class geared toward individuals seeking to explore their pallets. Contract rate are negotiable.
Instructor should be able to:
Create and outline curriculum to be taught over the course of 5 weeks on Wednesdays from 1:30 to 3:00pm for 6 months.
Instructors should be able to incorporate multiple instructional strategies, more specifically, a strategy that encourages the concept of I do (Demonstration to students), we do (student practice in class) and you do (practice at home) concept.
Instructor must teach tangible skills that students can practice outside of class, such as cutting, rolling, frying, etc. Each class must build towards the ability to cook a meal for oneself.
Have some knowledge on the following cooking methods; baking, braising, roasting, poaching and sautéing.
Give individuals a general understanding of how the food we eat affects our bodies
Demonstrate how to appropriately administer a technique or method of cooking
Give a general understanding of nutrient values when preparing meals
Teach a basic understanding of food and kitchen sanitation
Teach a basic understanding of fire and utensil safety
Teach and coach individual on how to properly hold sharp objects when preparing meals
Show individuals how to apply heat from the stove appropriately while cooking and give them opportunities to practice
Show individuals how to cook a quick balanced and delicious meal using one of the following techniques:
Please contact Necole Mills, VP of Community Programs for additional information, 708-354-4547 ext. 267