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Healthcare Partnerships Chef Consultant

About Project Bread

Project Bread is the leading statewide organization committed to preventing and ending hunger in Massachusetts. Project Bread provides access to affordable, healthy food for the 1 in 11 families – and 1 in 9 children – facing food insecurity in our state today. While providing immediate relief to those who are hungry today, we also work to prevent and ultimately end hunger by prioritizing programs that are proven to break the cycle of poverty and advocating for systemic solutions. 

 

Project Bread is a vibrant organization with a deep commitment to creating positive social change. We work in a fast-paced environment that values learning and an entrepreneurial approach. Knowing its importance to the success of our work, Project Bread is committed to diversity and inclusion, and we aspire to build a diverse staff team and community, including groups that are traditionally underrepresented among our sector leadership. We strongly encourage people of all backgrounds to apply. Please be sure to submit your resume and a thoughtful cover letter that explains your interest in the role and our organization.

 

About Flexible Services

In 2018, The Commonwealth of Massachusetts received a five-year waiver from the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare to improve the ways in which MassHealth provides care to its members. Among many other elements, includes funding for a pilot Flexible Services Program. Through the Flexible Services Program, accountable care organizations (ACOs) may pay for health-related social needs like nutrition and housing supports.

 

Project Bread has partnered with multiple ACOs. Through these partnerships we receive referrals from community health centers and primary care practices for individuals who are both food insecure and have a medical condition. Upon receipt of referrals Project Bread staff conduct assessments and develop individualized service plans.

 

Reports to: Senior Director of Health Care Partnerships
 

Duration: May – September

 

Rate: $400 per class + cost of food

Role: The Healthcare Partnerships Chef Consultant will co-teach three virtual cooking classes each month. Classes topics include general wellness, kid’s cooking, and a diabetes.  Classes are attended by program participants who are low-income and living with complex health conditions.  Classes are taught in partnership with a Nutrition Services Coordinator who is responsible for the nutrition education component. Each class is taught with simultaneous translation in at least one language other than English, typically Spanish and/ or Portuguese.

 

Class Schedule:

Kid’s Cooking: First Tuesday of the month 5-6pm

Wellness Class: Second Tuesday of the month 5-6pm

Diabetes Class: Third Wednesday of the month 5-6pm

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop three budget-friendly, culturally appropriate, and easy-to-prepare recipes
  • Prepare for classes
    1. Purchase ingredients and prep items as needed
  • Teach three virtual cooking classes each month
    1. Demonstrate basic cooking techniques such as knife-cutting, sautéing, etc.
  • Provide an upbeat and welcoming class environment
  • Meet with Healthcare Partnerships team to prep for classes as needed
  • Debrief class success and challenges monthly

 

Qualifications/Experience/Attributes:

There are innumerable ways to learn, grow, and excel professionally. We know people gain skills through a variety of professional, personal, educational, and volunteer experiences. We respect this when we review applications and take a broad look at the experience of each applicant.

 

We want to get to know you and the unique strengths you will bring to the work. That said, we are most likely to be interested in your candidacy if you can demonstrate the majority of the qualifications and experiences listed below.

 

  • 2+ years experience teaching cooking classes.
  • Must have kitchen space from which to teach virtual classes.
  • Must be available to teach all three classes on established days and times.
  • Experience working with culturally diverse clients.
  • Experience working with non-English speaking clients.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Sense of humor.
  • Patience and empathy.
  • Background in nutrition (preferred).
  • Ability to speak Spanish or Portuguese (preferred).
  • Cooking certificate or culinary degree (preferred).

 

Project Bread is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, height, weight, or marital status in employment or the provision of services. Knowing its importance to the success of our work, Project Bread is committed to diversity and inclusion, and we aspire to build a diverse staff team and community, including groups that are traditionally underrepresented among our sector leadership. Please email jobs@projectbread.org if you would like to request special accommodations during the interview process.

Please apply here  by completing our application form and uploading your resume and cover letter in MS Word or Pdf format.

For the safety and protection of Project Bread Staff & Constituents we do have a COVID-19 Vaccine Policy. If the use of our, or our partners, workspace will be needed for filming or other access, the consultant will need to be fully vaccinated per the CDC definition. 

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