As a Kitchen Volunteer at Foodhall, you will be part of a team responsible for creating nutritious, tasty meals for our community using surplus ingredients and supporting the overall running of the kitchen. You will always work alongside at least one other volunteer in the kitchen, and most of the time in a team of around 4-6 people.
Responsibilities: Working as part of a team to produce tasty nutritious meals for our community cafe, to be frozen and delivered, or for events // Working as part of a team to reduce food waste by using surplus ingredients and maintaining excellent stock rotation in the Foodhall kitchen // Maintaining standards of cleanliness and hygiene // Working in a safe manner that promotes the health and safety of yourself and those around you // Creating and maintaining a welcoming environment for everyone in the kitchen
Tasks: Cooking tasty and nutritious meals for serving at the cafe // Batch cooking, portioning and storing meals for distribution // Cooking food for one off events at Foodhall and external events // Sorting and prioritising ingredients to use in order to minimise waste // Receiving, sorting and storing deliveries of donated ingredients in order to minimize waste // Cleaning kitchen surfaces and contact points regularly // Deep cleaning the kitchen
Desired skills + qualities: Solid confidence in kitchen // Good kitchen hygiene experience (not necessarily certification!) or willingness to learn // Creative approach to food and teamwork // Open minded and can engage with people who have very different life experiences to yourself
Find out more about our volunteering opportunities on our website here: https://www.foodhallproject.org/volunteer
*After you have clicked ‘Register Your Interest’, you will receive an email with the next steps of your volunteering application for this role - follow this guidance*
What skills do I need?
No previous experience is necessary, but it would be great if you have experience cooking or working in a kitchen
Also you should be
- able to work well in a team
- comfortable talking with a diverse mix of people and being self-directed
- open to new experiences and new people
- clean and tidy
- keen to learn
What will I gain?
- learn new skills (from cooking with surplus ingredients to building furniture to planning events to writing funding applications)
- meet and join a diverse community of people
- help people across the city who need it most
- have the opportunity to join in other foodhall activities from pottery to radio DJing to gardening
Training and support
All volunteers are given comprehensive inductions and training upon joining Foodhall. We regularly hold small group training sessions.
None required, though the more (and more regular), the better!
Our Kitchen volunteering happens on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays but if you can't commit to the time commitment your role specifies, no problem, just get in touch and we will find something that works.
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62 Brown Street
Sheffield City Centre
Easy access from bus routes, tram, and train. Walking distance from University of Sheffield Campus.