Colorful Cooking Made Easy: Cooking Class Leader

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Colorful Cooking Made Easy

With the right skills, eating healthy can be affordable and delicious. Share your skills and your strength with families living on tight budgets.

More than one-third of families in Pierce County struggle to make ends meet. Even though these families see healthy eating as important, many are unable to prepare nutritious meals most nights of the week. Food skills taught during Colorful Cooking Made Easy cooking classes (based on the Cooking Matters curriculum), like smart shopping, meal planning and healthy cooking, can help make healthy eating a daily reality.

Classes will be held at various locations across Pierce County. One class series is a 6-week commitment (once each week for six weeks).

Six-Week Cooking Course Instructors

  • Culinary Instructors teach adults, kids, and teens how to cook and shop for healthy, low-cost foods. They combine their own knowledge and experience with the lesson plans and recipes provided in the Cooking Matters curricula. Culinary volunteers are usually either graduates of or enrolled in a two-year culinary training program or have at least two years working as a cook or chef.

  • Nutrition Instructors teach adults, kids, and teens how to make healthy choices. They use the lesson plans and instructional materials provided in the Cooking Matters curricula, along with their own expertise. Nutrition volunteers are typically graduates of or enrolled in dietetics programs or have at least two years working in a nutrition or dietetics position.

Six-Week Cooking Course Assistants help before, during and after classes. Duties may include shopping for food, handing out and collecting class materials, engaging reluctant participants, helping with set up and clean up, taking photos or collecting stories during class to help record the Cooking Matters course experience.

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various sites/organizations in Pierce CountyTacoma, WA 98402



  • Cooking / Catering
  • Food Service
  • General Education
  • People Skills
  • Public Speaking
  • Relationship Building


  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Classes are once a week for a 6-week series

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