Foodcycle Oldham - Cooking Leaders

As a volunteer Cooking Project Leader you’ll induct volunteers into the kitchen, facilitate the team, create recipe ideas, and lead on the preparation and cooking of the meal. Tuesdays 5pm - 8.30pm The cooking team is in charge of turning the surplus goods into amazing dishes. Everything from choosing, chopping, cooking (& sampling) are the main roles of the team, along with ensuring that we wash-up as we go.
Duration: Ongoing
When can volunteers volunteer? Weekly

This grid shows when you can volunteer for this organisation. E.G Monday morning.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Tasks the volunteer will be required to do:

• Running cooking sessions, leading a team of volunteers to create a three-course meal in a limited timeframe.
• Ensuring the team are following the food safety procedures set out in our kitchen handbook.
• Inducting new volunteers into the kitchen.
• Encouraging the whole team to have input into planning a tasty, healthy, and nutritionally balanced menu.
• Communicating with other Cooking Project Leaders and your Project’s Surplus Food Coordinator(s) to ensure the store of dry/tinned goods is kept tidy and well stocked.
• Completing the weekly checklist in the kitchen handbook, and the weekly session report via the Project Leader portal.
• Reporting any accidents and incidents.
• Together with the Hosting Leader, recognising, responding to, and reporting any safeguarding issues or concerns. Note: you must not be barred from working with children and adults who may be vulnerable and at risk of abuse or neglect.

Skill and Qualifications Required:

You don’t need to have any previous cooking experience – you just need to love food and motivating people!

Areas of Interest: Community, Health and wellbeing, Homeless, Hunger, Older people
Opportunity suitable for: Employee Volunteers, Long term commitment, Older people, People seeking work, With friends
What activities will the volunteer do? Catering, Management
Skills gained in this role: Catering, Creativity, Leadership, Organising, Talking to others
Home based opportunity? No
DBS Check Required: Yes
Opportunity Accessibility: Clearly marked accessible parking spaces, Step free access clearly signposted into the building, Automatic opening doors, Lift to other floors / step free access throughout the building, Accessible toilets

About the host organisation

Hosted by: FoodCycle
Organisation Profile: We’re FoodCycle – a national charity that combines volunteers, surplus food and spare kitchen spaces to create free, tasty, nutritious meals for people at risk of food poverty and social isolation. We run over 40 projects across the UK, united by the simple idea that food waste and food poverty should not coexist.
Charity number: 1134423