Times of day
A few hours per week
Short-Term (few weeks/months)
Cooking Matters® is a groundbreaking nutrition-education program that connects families with food by teaching them how to prepare nutritious and delicious meals on a limited budget. Professional chefs and nutritionists volunteer their time and expertise to lead hands-on courses that show adults, teens, and kids how to purchase and prepare nutritious foods in healthful, safe, and tasty ways. This knowledge can mean the difference between feeding families just for one night and eradicating food insecurity for good
Cooking Matters Culinary Instructors teach adults, kids, and teens how to cook healthy, low-cost foods using the lesson plans and recipes provided in the Cooking Matters curricula. Click here for a description of the culinary instructor requirements and responsibilities.
Culinary instructors are usually either graduates of or enrolled in a two-year culinary training program, or have at least two years experience working as a cook or chef.
Courses are six weeks long, and instructors are needed for three hours each week. The classes are hosted by partner sites in Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, and Wayne counties.
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