Job Type

Part Time


Details: $75+ per class




New York
United States


Hiring for Educators in BROOKLYN, BRONX, MANHATTAN and QUEENS for the 2018-19 school year!

Company Description

Allergic to Salad is a youth-based culinary program. We offer hands-on, from-scratch CORE- and STEM-based healthy cooking classes to after-school and in-school programs for students aged PreK thru High School.

We realize many claim they are "allergic to salad" a convenient and understandable excuse in this era of pre-packaged industrialized food. Our work combats this widespread "allergy," while increasing skills, technique, and familiarity with healthy foods, and creating a platform for a lifetime of adventurous eating through activity-filled classes.

Job Description

Are you passionate about cooking, healthy eating and educating children? Join the Allergic to Salad team! Positions available on rolling basis!


Allergic to Salad is seeking reliable, self-motivated, independent, fun-loving and kid-loving part-time Children's Food Educators to join our team. The Children's Food Educators work closely with Allergic to Salad founder and lead educator with high potential for growth into independent self-led positions. This person(s) is responsible for leading and/or assisting kids cooking classes. Classes are in various locations around the city -- east Brooklyn, lower Manhattan, Western Queens, for example-- educators PICK THEIR OWN schedule/ location (based on availability). Candidate should be a good, clear communicator, flexible and positive team player, outspoken and comfortable working with children. Opinions regarding issues around food access, food justice and local foods a definite plus. A knowledge of, and willingness to teach a variety of cuisines, as well as an ability to "cook on the fly" if needed. 2+ years experience working w children in some capacity HIGHLY PREFERRED. Experience teaching / managing a classroom (pre-school aged or older) HIGHLY PREFERRED! Culinary degree NOT necessary.

Seeking educators for the 2018-2019 school year to teach. Most classes available in AFTER SCHOOL hours (2:30 to 6:00pm). Limited in-school offerings.

Note that payment is PER CLASS, not hour. Payment is $75 (or more) PER CLASS (educators are responsible for food purchases, averaging $10-15 per class). (Take home pay, post food purchase and figuring for class set up and clean up tends to break down to $20-25/ hour.)

Please make note of your location preference in the subject of your email!

Duties include:

- Assisting and/or leading kids cooking events (classes, parties, and special events) for kids aged 2.5 to 16, as well as some high school/ adult/ family classes. These classes are HANDS-ON for students -- not demo.

- Prep for classes: purchasing groceries and prepping/ cleaning, as necessary.

- Clean up: Must leave locations in condition found, or cleaner.

- Lead, supervise and aid children during cooking while building a discourse on relevant food topics.

- Build and maintain positive relationships with both parents and children.

- Follow up after classes with attendees and with Allergic to Salad.

- Potential for recipe development, testing, writing and other opportunities

- Maintain a positive, safe, supportive and welcoming environment.

Time Commitment:

Flexible/ part-time. Most classes take place AFTER-SCHOOL (3:00- 5:00 PM). Availability at least TWO weekdays during after-school is a must. Commitment can increase to weekends once after school classes are established. Looking for educators to take on classes starting September for the 2018-2019 school year. There may be some summer programming, tho very limited.

Knowledge & Experience:

- Classroom management skills necessary.

- Reliable, self-motivated, independent, motivational

- Fun-loving and kid-loving a must.

- Some teaching background preferred, but experience w kids necessary

- Basic kitchen/ cooking and food knowledge and can explain these concepts to children.

- Strong communication skills

- Knowledge of, or ability to quickly learn basic computer programs (example, Google Docs)

- Social media skills a plus

- Organized with an attention to detail.

- Flexible, with ability to improvise, if needed.

- Candidate may be in the process of completing a Bachelor's Degree, Culinary Degree, or having completed either/ both, tho culinary degree is not necessary.

- Child CPR/ First Aid Cert a plus, or willingness to acquire.

- Background check for DOE clearance a must

Submit Cover Letter and Resume when applying!


Payment is PER CLASS, not per hour. Rate starts at $75 for a one-hour class (prep/ clean up and cost of ingredients are the responsibility of the educator.) Breaks down to aprox $20-25 per hour.

Level of Language Proficiency

English proficiency. Also in need of educators w Spanish fluency to lead classes in language immersion classes.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

2-year degree

How To Apply

Send cover letter noting background and interest with resume.