The Avenue Cookery School is a family run company that teaches cooking to all ages and abilities. We are a small team with lots of energy and drive who are seeking a like minded, native English speaking Chef Teacher Volunteer to join our team and to assist our chefs, Diana and Richard, who will offer you guidance and support.
Our team have years of experience and heaps of knowledge ready to share with the right person!
The candidate needs to be very efficient, reliable, has initiative, speaks and understands English at a high level, some experience in cooking, knows their way round a kitchen and who has a good laid back character!
This role is a truly amazing way to learn more about food, cooking and teaching. If you have a passion in food or want to pursue a career in food in any way, this really is the best way to learn. It is not for the faint of heart as the kitchen is fast paced and will involve helping the chefs mis en place, cleaning, tidying and general kitchen up keep, including washing up and eventually helping and guiding students - those who are afraid to get their hands dirty need not apply! No reason for clock watching, thumb twiddling or personal phone use - a get things done attitude is essential!
No need to be an expert but we won't have time to teach you from the bottom up when we have classes on.
It is very important that the person we work with is a hard worker but at the same time easy going as we are a fun family run business and it is not a 'clock-work' operation. We are all straight forward and to the point so need someone who can take constructive criticism and can be honest back. Being highly organised, tidy yet flexible in the role is a must as we are a small company and, when needed, all pitch in together as a team but at other times you will be given some work to get on with alone.
We can be flexible to a certain degree as to which classes you work on as our classes run days, nights and weekends. We do not expect you to be able to attend all the classes but need to be regularly available.
London based travel will be covered and excellent food provided!
Possibility for future full or part time employment.
Please make your application personal and specific to the job and addressed to me, Sophie. - I will not read past the first line if it is a generic email - we are a personal company and want to work with like-minded people.
None necessary but experience in cooking is essential. Home, self taught foodies welcome!