Conducts culinary classes for the Serving for Success (SFS) Culinary program offered to The Texas Department of Correction's students and Harris County's probation students. This position maintains a working relationship with the partners and provides Serve Safe classes as an instructor and test giver to SFS students and Houston Food Bank staff to produce meals for Kids Cafe, SFS, Meals on Wheels and other meals as needed. Also responsible for assisting partners with the recruitment of culinary students.
Responsible for maintaining and coordinating meal production with kitchen staff, program record keeping and menus in compliance with all local, federal and state requirements. Provides exceptional customer service and support to the programs as needed and prepares metrics for the program.
Culinary degree from an accredited school, college, university or work experience in related field. Two - three years of work experience in the field and teaching individuals.
Knowledge of current basic cooking skills. Proficiency in Excel, Word, Publisher, SharePoint and Outlook. Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interface with all levels of management and associates both internally and externally. Strong oral/written communication skills, effective classroom facilitation to make clear and persuasive presentations and facilitate large group meetings.
A food bank is a non-profit organization that collects and distributes food to hunger relief charities. Food usually comes from various sources in the food industry, like grocery stores and wholesalers, that have thousands of pounds of food to give away - food that could otherwise be thrown away.
We warehouse the food, and with help from volunteers, sort, pack and re-distribute it to the community. Traditionally, a food bank does not distribute food directly to those in need.