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Rooks to Cooks

Job Title:

Cooking Camp Instructor
Date Posted:
  Toronto; various GTA locations
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Pay Rate:
  $14 - $16.25 depending on experience
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Camp Counsellor - Full-time Seasonal position

Wage: $14.00 - $16.25/hr (Highly dependent on experience)

If you are a high energy, motivated, positive, and caring person with a passion for working with children, then Rooks to Cooks has a great opportunity for you. We are looking for fun and enthusiastic Camp Counsellors to join our wonderful team of summer camp culinary instructors. With 12 locations of summer cooking day camps conveniently spread across the GTA, we are sure to have a location near you.

Why work at Rooks to Cooks?
? Rewarding and meaningful work
? Work Regular hours during the day
? Weekends and Holidays Off
? Welcoming and family-oriented culture
? Its fun teaching kids to cook
? Celebrate successes in a supportive environment
? Team of passionate and enthusiastic individuals
? Rapidly growing company with additional opportunities

Applicants must have experience working with children in a professional or summer camp environment, as well as a passion for food and cooking. As Camp Counsellor, you will be an integral part of a four-person team, working with the lead chef and sous chef to provide guidance, oversee activities for campers, and perform many other valuable functions on the job. You will lead all the non-cooking related activities, such as, break time activities, games and team building exercises. As such, strong classroom management skills and a comfortability with leading large groups of children in an enthusiastic manner is integral to this role. You will also be responsible for building and maintaining a physically and emotionally safe environment, ensuring camp is a fun and positive experience for all your campers. In addition to your Camp Counsellor duties, you will also be responsible for morning recipe prep, putting your cooking skills to good use.

Summer camp sessions typically run for 9 consecutive weeks from the beginning of July 2019 to the end of August 2019.

Hours of work are: Monday to Thursday 8:00am - 4:00pm; and Fridays from 8:00am - 8:00pm for a total of 44 hours a week. No classes will be held on the weekends or holidays, allowing you weekend and holidays to spend how you wish all summer long.

If you are ready to use your knowledge and skills to help children build confidence, independence and self-sufficiency, then please apply. We look forward to meeting you and are excited by the prospect of gaining another passionate and enthusiastic R2C family member.

Camp Counsellor Responsibilities:
? Support lead chef in building and maintaining a physically and emotionally safe environment for campers and staff
? Help define and reinforce camp rules and expectations
? Run ice breaker and break time activities, games and exercises, as outlined in the Camp Counsellor manual, with high energy and enthusiasm
? Lead before camp care and preparations
? Supervise and support campers to ensure their safety and accurate execution of the recipes on hand
? Deliver large group and small group instruction
? Follow and execute daily prep requirements as defined by the lead chef
? Respond and react professionally to all incidents
? Build authentic relationships with campers and their families
? Be a Rooks to Cooks brand ambassador
? Support Kitchen Assistant in the execution of cleanliness standards, as prescribed by head office
? Ensure campers are well fed and kept hydrated throughout day
? Assist campers and team with all aspects of the Friday night Pop up restaurant

Necessary Experience & Skills:
? 3+ years of experience working with children
? 1+ years of experience working in a summer camp environment
? Current Ontario Certified Teacher (OCT) student or graduate (or a related degree) is an asset!
? Experience teaching is an asset
? Work experience in the culinary industry is an asset
? Passionate and enthusiastic about teaching children
? Genuinely a sensitive, empathetic and sympathetic person
? Organized, detail oriented and punctual
? Proactive, reliable and safety conscious
? Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
? Outgoing and comfortable conversing with others
? Great sense of humour

Required Qualifications (Will need to be completed by April 1st, 2019):
? A Clear Vulnerable Sectors Screening (police check)
? Red Cross Standard First Aid & CPR Certification
? Food Handlers Certificate
? 8 Hours of Rooks to Cooks training

How to Apply: Please send your cover letter and resume with qualifications and skills to the attention of Bonnie by Email: Please quote “Summer Camp Counsellor” in the subject line. We thank all applicants, but only those candidates who meet the position requirements will be contacted.

About Rooks to Cooks:
Rooks to Cooks is a children’s culinary school based out of Toronto, Ontario. It was founded by Chef Shai Mandel in 2016 as an extension of her services offered since 2015. The programs offered by Rooks to Cooks began with in-home private lessons and have now expanded to include cooking day camps, in-home birthday parties, after school programs, and school workshops. Rooks to Cooks was developed to be first and foremost student-centred and flexible. We recognize that learning new skills, especially cooking, can be intimidating; thats why we build our programs to be fun, inviting, as well as intensive. Our programs and services always emphasize themes of healthy eating and teach our students how to live a fulfilling healthy life. Our mission is to empower our students to become more independent and self-sufficient while helping them to find their voice and build self-confidence through learning how to cook/bake.

Office: 833-243-3862