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Cooking Matters Volunteer Culinary Instructor

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ORGANIZATION: Capital Area Food Bank

  • 42 people are interested

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Cooking Matters is a national 6-week, hands-on nutrition and cooking educational series developed by Share Our Strength. It is offered through the Capital Area Food Bank to limited resource participants around the DC Metropolitan Area. Classes are taught by a team of volunteer nutrition instructors, culinary instructors and class assistants and cover basic nutrition, cooking meal planning, and shopping. The CAFB Healthy Eating Department is looking for volunteers passionate about engaging and encouraging participatns to choose healthier foods for a healthier lifestyle.

Basic Function:

  • Teach low-income individuals at risk of hunger how to select, purchase, and prepare healthy low-cost food.

Primary Duties:

  • Teach the cooking lesson components of a 6-week cooking & nutrition education class series to a group of 12-16 paticipatns, using the lesson plans and recipes for each class provided by established curricula.
  • Break down recipe steps into simple, do-able tasks so that each class participant can be involved in food prep/cooking at a cooking station
  • Work in partnership with a volunteer nutition to lead the class
  • Highlight and supplement culinary information with your own culinary/nutition/health knowledge and experience.

So if you are interested with

  • Working with low-income individuals with diverse backgrounds
  • Professional training or experience in the culinary industry (at least 1-2 years prefered)
  • Experience with culinary education or teaching, interest in working with low-income individuals
  • Excellednt communication or public speaking skills
  • The ability to travel to the different class locations

We want you to volutneer with us as a CAFB Cooking Matters Culinary Instructor.

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About Capital Area Food Bank


4900 Puerto Rico Ave, NE, Washington, DC 20017, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the Capital Area Food Bank is to create access to good, healthy food in every community.


In a region as large as metropolitan Washington, ensuring everyone has access to good, healthy food takes a significant community effort-which is why we partner with over 450 nonprofit organizations in DC and the surrounding region. Together, we provide 30 million meals to almost half a million area residents, every year. And because we know that food alone won’t solve hunger, we also address the root causes of hunger through multiple education programs and innovative service delivery partnerships.

It’s a big undertaking. And it’s all made possible by the generosity of our donors, the hard work of our partners, and the dedication of our volunteers and staff.


Children & Youth
Health & Medicine
Children & Youth, Health & Medicine, Hunger


We'll work with your schedule.


4900 Puerto Rico AveWashington DC, DC 20017



  • Cooking / Catering


  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3 hours a day for one day a week for 6 weeks

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