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Cook/Chef - Eat Club Session Leader

Eat Club
Greater London

Posted: 12 Sep 2023

Deadline: 1 Oct 2023

Compensation: £24 per hour

Paid Part-time Flexible hours


Job description

If you are searching for exciting ways to change your career and make a difference to the lives of young people - join our team! 

We are looking for skilled cooks/chefs passionate about food and improving the life-chances of disadvantaged young Londoners. Being a Session Leader with Eat Club is a great opportunity to hone planning, cooking, and teaching skills in a lively community environment where participants and spaces vary from one course to the next. 

What you will do

The Session Leader strives to deliver successful sessions that enable participants to learn how to prepare healthy, affordable, and delicious food in a welcoming, clean, safe, and enjoyable environment:

  • Plan and deliver Eat Club’s cooking courses in community kitchens across London (including procuring all ingredients in line with food budget)
  • Guide session attendees in preparing a two/three-course meal
  • Facilitate the shared enjoyment of the food through a convivial meal at the end of the session
  • Report back on session outcomes throughout the course to ensure that the sessions meet the needs of the participants
  • Participate in training sessions organised by Eat Club as appropriate

The session leader will be provided with the training, support, and teaching materials relevant to the tasks and responsibilities associated with the role. 

What are we looking for?

We are looking for professional cooks/chefs with passion for food and food education with:

  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail 
  • Excellent time keeping skills 
  • Excellent people skills, able to inspire, engage and train members of a small group 
  • Team player
  • Detailed knowledge of food, sustainability, healthy eating, and cooking on a budget 

You should have:

  • Must be able to legally work in the UK
  • Be registered as self-employed with HMRC
  • Hold a valid DBS (Eat Club can help with the application)
  • Hold a valid Food & Hygiene level 2 for catering certificate (Eat Club can support in achieving the accreditation)

What we pay and expect from our team

  • Each session is normally 2-hours long (you will get paid for an extra hour in order to plan, source food, travel and report, paid at £24 per hour*) 
  • Session leaders are required to commit to delivering a full 6-week course 
  • Sessions are delivered from a variety of partner kitchens around London (We particularly welcome applications from candidates who can commit to working in the following boroughs: Brent, Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea, Lambeth, Southwark, Westminster, Tower Hamlets and Newham.
  • Session leaders are required to deliver at least 2 courses per term

Eat Club is an equal opportunities employer and actively seek applications from qualified candidates irrespective of race, sex, gender, religion, or disability. We are committed to building a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all individuals. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates as these groups are currently under-represented in our delivery team.

* Pay is £12 an hour during training

Application information

Please send your CV + a cover letter outlining your suitability to the role and why you would like to join our team, to Ruth at:

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About Eat Club

We are a charity with a difference. We believe that delicious wholesome food, prepared from scratch and eaten together communally can help young people lead happier, healthier lives. We connect young people with the positive, healthy and pleasurable aspects of cooking and eating through providing convivial cooking courses. Our courses are designed to improve physical health, social wellbeing and equip young people with the skills needed to eat well throughout their lives.