Positions and Internships

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We wouldn’t exist today if it weren’t for our team of passionate team members that work hard to make an impact in the lives of our youth! We offer a wide range of paid positions – from teaching cooking classes to human resources to event planning. We are committed to teaching our team members as much as possible about the nonprofit sector, youth, and the culinary arts.

PAID POSITIONS

Job Description 

As the Chef-In-Training (CIT) Event Planning and Execution Fellow, you will help the Executive Director with impact-forward expansion projects in San Jose and New York as well as SF Bay area CIT awareness events in partnership with well-known chefs. In the summertime, you will have the opportunity to lead Bay Area summer camps and incorporate Chef-In-Training fellows into the class schedule. You will strengthen and develop key qualities such as leadership, logistics planning and earn invaluable contacts with social justice and non-profit leaders, award-winning chefs, and notable entrepreneurs. Your hard work and professional growth will help underserved young adults train to become culinary industry professionals and turn their lives around. Don’t miss this opportunity to develop yourself professionally and empower young adults and youth. 

Your Professional Growth 

Both your personal life balance and professional growth are incredibly important to us. We believe that one needs to be fulfilled and happy in order to make a positive impact in the community. We will work closely with you to draft a set of specific personal and professional goals and a timeline of action items so that you grow through your work within the community.  

Not only will your leadership and project planning skills be honed, but you will learn about nonprofits and how to make social impact using sustainable systems. You’ll also meet well-known chefs and entrepreneurs that can help you down the line in your career! You will see first-hand, the many moving variables of a thriving nonprofit. 

You will have a variety of projects that will help you to grow and learn, and your work will involve check-ins and constant collaboration with Sprouts’ Executive Director, Chef-In-Training Manager, and Culinary Program Director. During weekly team meetings and monthly lunches, you will have the opportunity to share your thoughts, ask for feedback, recount achievements and discuss projects with the entire team.

Sample Tasks
  • Forging new and maintaining old partnerships and relationships with chefs, restaurants, kitchen venues, farmers, markets, community members, such as nonprofit directors
  • Helping organize and execute awareness of community events
  • Help to lead Bay Area summer camp weeks 
  • Oversee select summer camp interns 
Your Team 

You will be working with an array of Bay Area restaurant chefs, local farmers, and mission-focused partner nonprofits including Michelin and award-winning restaurants such as NOPA, Lazy Bear, Sons and Daughters, Mister Jiu’s, Angler, and Slanted Door. You will be working alongside a team of local and remote team members, as well as mission-inspired interns and volunteers. You will report to Sprouts’ Executive Director. 

Commitments and Contract Period
  • 1200-hour BAYAC Americorps member
  • Start date January 10, 2020, through to August 31, 2020
Hours, Location, Compensation

Work hours: 

January 10, 2020 – August 31, 2020

Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm 

40 hours per week

Location: 

Sunny, open co-working space in SOMA, SF with other nonprofits and start-ups

Restaurant and community center sites in San Francisco and East Bay

Work from home on Wednesdays

Compensation: 

  • $10,000 living stipend from BAYAC Americorps
  • Optional $4800 stipend post AmeriCorps term, beginning September 1st, 2020, for 300 additional hours of work  
  • Option to re-enroll in Americorps bayac program for an additional 10 months with living stipend, $10,000 education stipend, and $200 monthly rent assistance
  • $4,336.50 Education Award 
Skills and Requirements

Strong organizational and time management skills, high aptitude, strong interpersonal skills, good written and verbal communication, attention to detail, proficiency with Google Drive, interest in the community, education, nutrition, and cooking. Leadership skills and a lot of energy. 

How to Apply

We can’t wait to review your application! Please send the following to sprouts@sproutscookingclub.org:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter that explains why your skill set, interests/goals, and past experiences are pertinent to the position
Company Description 

Sprouts is a nonprofit that teaches youth from all socioeconomic backgrounds what REAL food is all about. We do this through hands-on cooking with REAL chefs from mission-based restaurants in New York City, San Jose, Paris, and the San Francisco Bay Areas! With the support of Jamie Oliver and the endorsement of Alice Waters on our advisory board, we fulfill our mission through three main programs:

  • Chef-In-Training Internships for underserved young adults that want to change their lives around through a culinary career
  • Chef-In-Training Fundraiser Classes and Camps on weekends and school breaks for diverse Bay Area youth
  • Classes for children with special needs

Our Team: Executive Director, Culinary Programming Director, Accountant, Office Manager/ HR, Chef-In-Training Manager, CIT NYC Ambassador, 2 Marketing Interns, Culinary Instructors, 5 Board of Directors, 9 Advisory Members, 50+ volunteers, and 100+ local chefs.

Job Description 

As the Chef-In-Training (CIT) Marketing and Communications Coordinator, you will have the opportunity to work directly with our Chef-in-training interns and help tell their stories. You will hone your event planning skills and work with well-known Bay area chefs as you help plan Chef-in-Training awareness and community events. You’ll also get to develop a global marketing strategy and eventually oversee a marketing intern. Your hard work and professional growth will help underserved young adults train to become culinary industry professionals and turn their lives around. At Sprouts Cooking Club, you will gain inimitable, first-hand experience working within a mission-forward culinary nonprofit.  Don’t miss this opportunity to work alongside top Bay Area chefs, nonprofit partners, farmers, and local businesses.  

Your Professional Growth 

Both your personal life balance and professional growth are incredibly important to us. We believe that one needs to be fulfilled and happy in order to make a positive impact in the community. We will work closely with you to draft a set of specific personal and professional goals and a timeline of action items so that you grow through your work within the community.  

Not only will your leadership and project planning skills be honed, but you will learn about nonprofits and how to make a social impact using sustainable systems. You’ll also meet well-known chefs and entrepreneurs that can help you down the line in your career! You will see first-hand, the many moving variables of a thriving nonprofit. 

You will have a variety of projects that will help you to grow and learn, and your work will involve check-ins and constant collaboration with Sprouts’ Executive Director, Chef-In-Training Fellow, and Culinary Program Director. During weekly team meetings and monthly lunches, you will have the opportunity to share your thoughts, ask for feedback, recount achievements and discuss projects with the entire team.

Sample Tasks
  • Forging new and maintaining old partnerships and relationships with chefs, restaurants, kitchen venues, farmers, markets, community members, such as nonprofit directors
  • Working with Chef-In-Training interns to capture their story and photo 
  • Write content for promotional materials for MailChimp, blog, brochures, and newsletter
  • Help to plan and implement a communications strategy
  • Assess and report on the effectiveness of communication strategies
  • Collecting verbal and written testimonials of the program  
Your Team 

In the Chef-In-Training Marketing and Communications Coordinator position, you will be able to work with an array of Bay Area restaurant chefs, local farmers, and mission-focused partner nonprofits including Girls Inc. You will be working alongside a team of local and remote team members, as well as mission-inspired interns and volunteers. You will report to Sprouts’ Executive Director. 

Commitments and Contract Period
  • 1200-hour BAYAC Americorps member
  • Start date between January 10-January 16, 2020 through to August 31, 2020
Hours, Location, Compensation

Work hours: 

January 16, 2020 – August 31, 2020

Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm 

40 hours per week

Location: 

Sunny, open co-working space in SOMA, SF with other nonprofits and start-ups

Restaurant and community center sites in San Francisco and East Bay

Work from home on Wednesdays

Compensation: 

  • $10,000 living stipend from BAYAC Americorps
  • Optional $4800 stipend post AmeriCorps term, beginning September 1st, 2020, for 300 additional hours of work  
  • Option to re-enroll in Americorps bayac program for an additional 10 months with living stipend, $10,000 education stipend, and $200 monthly rent assistance
  • $4,336.50 Education Award 
Skills and Requirements

Strong organizational and time management skills, high aptitude, strong interpersonal skills, good written and verbal communication, attention to detail, proficiency with Google Drive, interest in the community, education, nutrition, and cooking. Leadership skills and a lot of energy. 

How to Apply

We can’t wait to review your application! Please send the following to sprouts@sproutscookingclub.org:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter that explains why your skill set, interests/goals, and past experiences are pertinent to the position
Company Description 

Sprouts is a nonprofit that teaches youth from all socioeconomic backgrounds what REAL food is all about. We do this through hands-on cooking with REAL chefs from mission-based restaurants in New York City, San Jose, Paris, and the San Francisco Bay Areas! With the support of Jamie Oliver and the endorsement of Alice Waters on our advisory board, we fulfill our mission through three main programs:

  • Chef-In-Training Internships for underserved young adults that want to change their lives around through a culinary career
  • Chef-In-Training Fundraiser Classes and Camps on weekends and school breaks for diverse Bay Area youth
  • Classes for children with special needs

Our Team: Executive Director, Culinary Programming Director, Accountant, Office Manager/ HR, Chef-In-Training Manager, CIT NYC Ambassador, 2 Marketing Interns, Culinary Instructors, 5 Board of Directors, 9 Advisory Members, 50+ volunteers, and 100+ local chefs.

Don’t miss this opportunity to lead a summer camp team and work directly with chefs, nonprofit partners, farmers, and local businesses as you teach youth how to cook healthy meals! At Sprouts Cooking Club, you will gain inimitable, first-hand experience working within a mission-forward culinary nonprofit. With Sprouts’ summer camps serving as a fundraiser for our Chef-In-Training program, your leadership, passion and hard work will help empower young adults to train to become chefs and secure sustainable culinary jobs. By the end of the summer, you will have inspired a team of summer camp counselors and helped both youth and young adults prepare for healthier futures. 

Your Role: 

Play an integral role in creating the magic that is Sprouts’ Summer Camp as one of our two Summer Camp Leaders. On a typical day, you will lead a half day of camp with 16 campers and 4-6 counselors. You will dedicate the rest of your day to prepare for the next day, meetings, office work and inventory needs. You may even have the opportunity to lead one or two full camp weeks in San Jose!

As Summer Camp Leader, you will serve as a liaison for the parents, campers, office team, and counselors as you work together to keep each day running smoothly through planning and logistics coordination! This position is incredibly hands-on and rewarding as you are able to see the direct impact of summer camp and the individual progress of each camper! Your days will be spent at camp facilitating garden and farm activities and chef-led and counselor-led classes for campers. You will also have plenty of office time to work with the office team and culinary program director to plan for the next day. Your ultimate goal is to ensure that camp activities are safely executed and that our campers are having fun as they learn! 

Your Professional Growth: 

We believe that everyone has unique talents, passions and interests to contribute! We will work with you individually to help with your future job search opportunities whether it is within our community, our network of chefs, restaurants, or entrepreneurs or elsewhere based on performance and mutual desire. We will make sure that your skillset is highlighted throughout the summer and your goals for personal and professional growth are met. Whether your interests are in business, cooking, community impact, nutrition, leadership, or youth – we will do our best to incorporate these respective elements into your position. The sky’s the limit! We want you to maximize your summer with us!  

Sample Tasks:
  • Handle class logistics with other team members
  • Daily check-ins with your team of summer camp counselors
  • Chatting and checking in with parents at drop-off 
  • Report to Culinary Program Director about camp logistics, challenges, and highlights 
  • Execute the daily schedule and ensure that the logistics of the day stay smooth
  • Set a positive, cheerful, energetic tone for your team of counselors, interns, and volunteers
  • Greet guest farmers, chefs, and business owners cheerfully and help them set up for their classes
  • Ensure transportation from site to site runs smoothly 
  • Ensure that all equipment and venues are clean at the end of each activity and day
  • Daily one-hour clean up of site to prepare for the next camp day
  • Communicate with Inventory manager to ensure all ingredients needed are available
  • Days will vary, but on average you will spend about 6 hours a day with the kids and 2 hours a day working with the office/inventory and meetings
  • May also include working one to two weeks in our newly created San Jose Summer Camp
  • *We want you to have a valuable experience and would love to incorporate specific activities that match your interests and skills!
Hours, Location, Compensation

Work hours: 

June 10-12, 1-4 p.m (orientation period, additional camp prep hours may be required)

June 15 – August 14, Monday through Friday** 40 hours per week:

Pick your shift!

      AM Shift:   8:00 am to 4:00 pm

      PM Shift: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

August 17 – 1-5 p.m Camp Wrap-Up

Location: Your “office” will be at various locations in the Bay Area, including Macy’s Union Square Kitchen, Sprouts’ Outdoor Garden Kitchen, Parisoma co-working, and various gardens, farms, and restaurants.

Compensation: $20 per hour

Compensation provided in part by Opportunities for All (OFA), a SF-wide job empowerment initiative.

Perk – Organic produce, baked goods, and pantry items during (and leftover from) classes!

**Summer Camp hours subject to change as unanticipated scheduling changes arise**

Skills and Requirements

Skills:

Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, strong cleaning skills, high aptitude, exceptional interpersonal skills, interest in community, education, nutrition, and cooking. Leadership skills and a lot of energy. Culinary skills and comfort in the kitchen. Experience working with kids and problem solving on the fly. Must be incredibly organized and have a positive attitude even under stress. Must be serv-safe and CPR certified (certification can take place after being accepted for the position).

Requirements:

  • To apply, you must live, go to school, or have a guardian that works in San Francisco
  • Must be of ages 19 to 24 to participate
  • All selected applicants will need to go through the OFA application process
  • Background check
  • No prior employment experience required
How to Apply:

We can’t wait to review your application! Please send the following to sprouts@sproutscookingclub.org:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter that explains why your skillset, interests/goals, and past experiences are pertinent to the position
Company Description 

Sprouts is a nonprofit that teaches youth from all socioeconomic backgrounds what REAL food is all about. We do this through hands-on cooking with REAL chefs from mission-based restaurants in New York City, San Jose, Paris, and the San Francisco Bay Areas! With the support of Jamie Oliver and the endorsement of Alice Waters on our advisory board, we fulfill our mission through three main programs:

  • Chef-In-Training Internships for underserved young adults that want to change their lives around through a culinary career
  • Chef-In-Training Fundraiser Classes and Camps on weekends and school breaks for diverse Bay Area youth
  • Classes for children with special needs

6 team members (Executive Director, Culinary Coordinator, Accountant, 3 Americorps), 5 Board of Directors, 9 Advisory Members, 15 summer temp employees, 3 culinary contractors, 50+ volunteers, and 100+ local chefs.

 

Don’t miss this opportunity to work behind-the-scenes of a culinary non-profit working to teach youth how to cook healthy meals for their communities! We are looking for an ultra-organized, culinary aficionado to add to our summer camp team. At Sprouts Cooking Club, you will gain inimitable, first-hand experience working within a mission-forward culinary nonprofit. With Sprouts summer camps serving as a fundraiser for our Chef-In-Training program, your passion and hard work will help empower young adults to train to become chefs and secure sustainable culinary jobs. By the end of the summer, you will have been part of a summer camp team that helped both youth and young adults prepare for healthier futures. 

Your Role: 

As Sprouts’ Summer Camp Inventory Manager, you will play an integral role in creating the magic that is Sprouts’ Summer Camp. In this role, you will be in charge of our inventory space packed with quality ingredients and appliances. This involves acquiring, tracking, and organizing Sprouts’ inventory of pantry items and produce. You will also be responsible for traveling to our partner stores and organizations to acquire fresh ingredients for the day. 

You’ll be learning constantly and changing tasks and locations various times throughout the day. Your days will be spent throughout the Bay Area at our inventory space, in multiple grocery stores and at partner locations. One of your main responsibilities will be to ensure that all fresh ingredients are readily available for all guest chefs and culinary instructors. You will also have office time to work with the office team and culinary program director to plan for the next day. This position is incredibly hands-on, active and rewarding as you are able to see the behind-the-scenes planning of our Summer Camp and some of the delicious recipes created. You will also gain insight into how inventory is run for a small nonprofit as you oversee the preparation of ingredients and equipment for youth culinary classes. All your hard work will contribute to Sprouts’ mission to get kids cooking and empower them to make better decisions for their health. This is an exciting and unique opportunity to be involved in a program that is really making a difference in our community!

Your Professional Growth: 

We believe that everyone has unique talents, passions and interests to contribute! We will work with you individually to help with your future job search opportunities whether it is within our community, our network of chefs, restaurants, or entrepreneurs or elsewhere based on performance and mutual desire. We will make sure that your skillset is highlighted throughout the summer and your goals for personal and professional growth are met. Whether your interests are in business, cooking, community impact, nutrition, leadership, or youth – we will do our best to incorporate these respective elements into your position. The sky’s the limit! We want you to maximize your summer with us!  

Sample Tasks:
  • Pick-up and set-up daily ingredients and equipment for summer camp classes
  • Organize and maintain a clean inventory space
  • Prepare ingredients and equipment for classes
  • Communicate with sponsors to coordinate material delivery  
  • Occasionally organize or assist summer cooking classes 
  • Shop at local markets and grocery stores to buy appropriate ingredients for guest chefs and instructors 
  • *We want you to have a valuable experience and would love to incorporate specific activities that match your interests and skills!
Your Team: 

In this role you will be working directly with our summer camp leaders and four counselors. You will report directly to the Summer Camp Leader on a daily basis. The team is a group of like-minded foodies excited to find the best new restaurants and food in town.

Hours, Location, Compensation

Work hours: 

June 10- August 17, 8:30 am – 5:15 pm Monday through Friday**

Location: Your “office” will be at various locations in the Bay Area, including Macy’s Union Square Kitchen, Sprouts’ Outdoor Garden Kitchen, Parisoma co-working, and various gardens, farms, and restaurants as well as a variety of our partner stores and organizations.

Compensation: $16.50 per hour

Compensation provided in part by Opportunities for All (OFA), a SF-wide job empowerment initiative.

Perk – Organic produce, baked goods, and pantry items during (and leftover from) classes!

**Summer Camp hours subject to change as unanticipated scheduling changes arise**

Skills and Requirements

Skills:

Strong organizational skills, high aptitude, strong interpersonal skills, valid driver’s license, interest in community, education, nutrition, and cooking. Leadership skills and a lot of energy. Experience working with food and problem solving on the fly. Must be incredibly organized and have a positive attitude even under stress. Must be serv-safe certified (certification can take place after being accepted for the position). Access to vehicle is a plus, but it is not required. 

Requirements:

  • To apply, you must live, go to school, or have a guardian that works in San Francisco
  • Must be of ages 19 to 24 to participate
  • All selected applicants will need to go through the OFA application process
  • Background check
  • No prior employment experience required
How to Apply:

We can’t wait to review your application! Please send the following to sprouts@sproutscookingclub.org:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter that explains why your skillset interests/goals, and past experiences are pertinent to the position
Company Description 

Sprouts is a nonprofit that teaches youth from all socioeconomic backgrounds what REAL food is all about. We do this through hands-on cooking with REAL chefs from mission-based restaurants in New York City, San Jose, Paris, and the San Francisco Bay Areas! With the support of Jamie Oliver and the endorsement of Alice Waters on our advisory board, we fulfill our mission through three main programs:

  • Chef-In-Training Internships for underserved young adults that want to change their lives around through a culinary career
  • Chef-In-Training Fundraiser Classes and Camps on weekends and school breaks for diverse Bay Area youth
  • Classes for children with special needs

6 team members (Executive Director, Culinary Coordinator, Accountant, 3 Americorps), 5 Board of Directors, 9 Advisory Members, 15 summer temp employees, 3 culinary contractors, 50+ volunteers, and 100+ local chefs.

Don’t miss this opportunity to work behind-the-scenes of a culinary non-profit working to teach youth how to cook healthy meals for their communities! We are looking for an ultra-organized, culinary aficionado to add to our summer camp team. At Sprouts Cooking Club, you will gain inimitable, first-hand experience working within a mission-forward culinary nonprofit. With Sprouts summer camps serving as a fundraiser for our Chef-In-Training program, your passion and hard work will help empower young adults to train to become chefs and secure sustainable culinary jobs. By the end of the summer, you will have been part of a summer camp team that helped both youth and young adults prepare for healthier futures. 

Your Role

Take off that formal business attire and get ready for a summer packed with local chefs, delicious food, and fun-loving kids! As a Summer Camp Counselor, you’ll serve a crucial role in our summer camps, which raises funding for Sprouts’ Chef-In-Training program for underserved young adults. You’ll delve into the delicious, inner core of a culinary non-profit as you facilitate the culinary journey of diverse kids to kitchens, farms, markets, and gardens. You’ll learn mouth-watering recipes, develop crucial leadership skills, gain important experience, and network with local culinary leaders. Your talents and time will help kids learn the basics of healthy eating and allow struggling young adults to turn their lives around as they train to become chefs in professional restaurants.  You will also have plenty of office time to work with the office team and culinary program director to plan for the next day. 

Your Professional Growth

We believe that everyone has unique talents, passions and interests to contribute! We will work with you individually to help with your future job search opportunities whether it is within our community, our network of chefs, restaurants, or entrepreneurs or elsewhere based on performance and mutual desire. We will make sure that your skillset is highlighted throughout the summer and your goals for personal and professional growth are met. Whether your interests are in business, cooking, community impact, nutrition, leadership, or youth – we will do our best to incorporate these respective elements into your position. The sky’s the limit! We want you to maximize your summer with us!  

Sample Tasks
  • Run delicious and educational culinary classes and workshops for 16 energetic campers.
  • Facilitate Sprouts-run activities such as pallet play games, simple recipes, and farming/gardening.
  • Travel throughout the Bay Area with campers to partner venues and restaurants 
  • Assist chefs during cooking classes and demos
  • Clean up after cooking classes 
  • Communicate with parents when necessary
Your Team: 

In this role you will be working directly with our summer camp leaders and three counselors. You will report directly to the Summer Camp Leader on a daily basis. The team is a group of like-minded foodies excited to find the best new restaurants and food in town.

Hours, Location, Compensation

Work hours: 

June 10- August 17, 8:30 am – 5:15 pm Monday through Friday**

Location: Your “office” will be at various locations in the Bay Area, including Macy’s Union Square Kitchen, Sprouts’ Outdoor Garden Kitchen, Parisoma co-working, and various gardens, farms, and restaurants.

Compensation: $16.50 per hour

Compensation provided in part by Opportunities for All (OFA), a SF-wide job empowerment initiative.

Perk – Organic produce, baked goods, and pantry items during (and leftover from) classes!

**Summer Camp hours subject to change as unanticipated scheduling changes arise**

Skills and Requirements

Skills:

Experience working with kids and problem solving on the fly. Energetic, an incredible team player, attention to detail and initiative are a must! Interest in community, education, nutrition, and cooking. Leadership and culinary skills a plus! 

Requirements:

  • To apply, you must live, go to school, or have a guardian that works in San Francisco
  • Must be of ages 19 to 24 to participate
  • All selected applicants will need to go through the OFA application process
  • Background check
  • No prior employment experience required
How to Apply:

We can’t wait to review your application! Please send the following to sprouts@sproutscookingclub.org:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter that explains why your skillset, interests/goals, and past experiences are pertinent to the position
Company Description 

Sprouts is a nonprofit that teaches youth from all socioeconomic backgrounds what REAL food is all about. We do this through hands-on cooking with REAL chefs from mission-based restaurants in New York City, San Jose, Paris, and the San Francisco Bay Areas! With the support of Jamie Oliver and the endorsement of Alice Waters on our advisory board, we fulfill our mission through three main programs:

  • Chef-In-Training Internships for underserved young adults that want to change their lives around through a culinary career
  • Chef-In-Training Fundraiser Classes and Camps on weekends and school breaks for diverse Bay Area youth
  • Classes for children with special needs

6 team members (Executive Director, Culinary Coordinator, Accountant, 3 Americorps), 5 Board of Directors, 9 Advisory Members, 15 summer temp employees, 3 culinary contractors, 50+ volunteers, and 100+ local chefs.

Don’t miss this opportunity to work behind-the-scenes of a culinary non-profit working to teach youth how to cook healthy meals for their communities! We are looking for an ultra-organized, culinary aficionado to add to our summer camp team. At Sprouts Cooking Club, you will gain inimitable, first-hand experience working within a mission-forward culinary nonprofit. With Sprouts summer camps serving as a fundraiser for our Chef-In-Training program, your passion and hard work will help empower young adults to train to become chefs and secure sustainable culinary jobs. By the end of the summer, you will have been part of a summer camp team that helped both youth and young adults prepare for healthier futures. 

Your Role

Take off that formal business attire and get ready for a summer packed with local chefs, delicious food, and fun-loving kids! In this role, you’ll get to have a hand in the behind-the-scenes, as well as spend time with the kids at camp. You’ll never be bored as you split your days between camp counselor and the role of inventory management. 

As a Summer Camp Counselor, you’ll serve a crucial role in our summer camps, as you’ll delve into the delicious, inner core of a culinary non-profit as you facilitate the culinary journey of diverse kids to kitchens, farms, markets, and gardens. You’ll learn mouth-watering recipes, develop crucial leadership skills, gain important experience, and network with local culinary leaders. Your talents and time will help kids learn the basics of healthy eating and allow struggling young adults to turn their lives around as they train to become chefs in professional restaurants.  

As an Inventory Coordinator, you will help manage our inventory space packed with quality ingredients and appliances. This involves acquiring, tracking, and organizing Sprouts’ inventory of pantry items and produce. You will also be traveling to our partner stores and organizations to acquire fresh ingredients for the day. One of your main responsibilities will be to ensure that all fresh ingredients are readily available for all guest chefs and culinary instructors. 

You’ll be learning constantly and changing tasks and locations various times throughout the day. Your days will be spent throughout the Bay Area at our inventory space, in multiple grocery stores and at partner locations.  You will also gain insight on how inventory is run for a small nonprofit as you oversee preparation of ingredients and equipment for youth culinary classes. You will also have plenty of office time to work with the office team and culinary program director to plan for the next day.   All your hard work will contribute to Sprouts’ mission to get kids cooking and empower them to make better decisions for their health. This is an exciting and unique opportunity to be involved in a program that is really making a difference in our community!

Your Professional Growth

We believe that everyone has unique talents, passions and interests to contribute! We will work with you individually to help with your future job search opportunities whether it is within our community, our network of chefs, restaurants, or entrepreneurs or elsewhere based on performance and mutual desire. We will make sure that your skillset is highlighted throughout the summer and your goals for personal and professional growth are met. Whether your interests are in business, cooking, community impact, nutrition, leadership, or youth – we will do our best to incorporate these respective elements into your position. The sky’s the limit! We want you to maximize your summer with us!  

Sample Tasks
  • Run delicious and educational culinary classes and workshops for 16 energetic campers.
  • Facilitate Sprouts-run activities such as pallet play games, simple recipes, and farming/gardening.
  • Travel throughout the Bay Area with campers to partner venues and restaurants 
  • Assist chefs during cooking classes and demos
  • Pick-up and set-up daily ingredients and equipment for summer camp classes
  • Organize and maintain a clean inventory space
  • Prepare ingredients and equipment for classes
  • Shop at local markets and grocery stores to buy appropriate ingredients for guest chefs and instructors 
  • Constantly communicate with inventory manager to coordinate ingredient purchases, pick-up, and delivery  
  • Occasionally organize or assist summer cooking classes 
Your Team: 

In this role you will be working directly with our summer camp leaders and three counselors. You will report directly to the Summer Camp Leader and the Inventory Manager on a daily basis. The team is a group of like-minded foodies excited to find the best new restaurants and food in town.

Hours, Location, Compensation

Work hours: 

June 10- August 17, 8:30 am – 5:15 pm Monday through Friday**

Location: Your “office” will be at various locations in the Bay Area, including Macy’s Union Square Kitchen, Sprouts’ Outdoor Garden Kitchen, and various gardens, farms, and restaurants.

Compensation: $16.50 per hour

Compensation provided in part by Opportunities for All (OFA), a SF-wide job empowerment initiative.

Perk – Organic produce, baked goods, and pantry items during (and leftover from) classes!

**Summer Camp hours subject to change as unanticipated scheduling changes arise**

Skills and Requirements

Skills:

Experience working with kids and problem solving on the fly. Energetic, an incredible team player, strong organizational skills, high aptitude, strong interpersonal skills, valid driver’s license, attention to detail and initiative are a must! Interest in community, education, nutrition, and cooking. Leadership and culinary skills a plus! Access to vehicle is a plus, but it is not required. 

Requirements:

  • To apply, you must live, go to school, or have a guardian that works in San Francisco
  • Must be of ages 19 to 24 to participate
  • All selected applicants will need to go through the OFA application process
  • Background check
  • No prior employment experience required
How to Apply:

We can’t wait to review your application! Please send the following to sprouts@sproutscookingclub.org:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter that explains why your skillset, interests/goals, and past experiences are pertinent to the position
Company Description 

Sprouts is a nonprofit that teaches youth from all socioeconomic backgrounds what REAL food is all about. We do this through hands-on cooking with REAL chefs from mission-based restaurants in New York City, San Jose, Paris, and the San Francisco Bay Areas! With the support of Jamie Oliver and the endorsement of Alice Waters on our advisory board, we fulfill our mission through three main programs:

  • Chef-In-Training Internships for underserved young adults that want to change their lives around through a culinary career
  • Chef-In-Training Fundraiser Classes and Camps on weekends and school breaks for diverse Bay Area youth
  • Classes for children with special needs

6 team members (Executive Director, Culinary Coordinator, Accountant, 3 Americorps), 5 Board of Directors, 9 Advisory Members, 15 summer temp employees, 3 culinary contractors, 50+ volunteers, and 100+ local chefs.

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TESTIMONIALS FROM PAST INTERNS/VOLUNTEERS

  • “Volunteering with sprouts was an awesome experience. Very smooth volunteer process, I’ve done it several times and get the right amount of reminders. Upon arrival, their operations director provides an overview of the program and then kids start arriving. The chefs always are excited to work with the kids and we always make such delicious foods and learn so much about cooking and health. It’s always awesome to see a shy or nervous child’s personality emerge while cooking. Sprouts is doing really amazing and necessary work in our community.”

    Casey A
    Event Assistant
  • “I felt that even in my short summer with this organization, I had made a large impact for many. My time with Sprouts Cooking Club has been challenging, equipping, and growing.  As an intern, I enjoyed dipping my hands in the many moving parts of this living and growing organization. It was a real joy and I hope to collaborate with Sprouts in the future!”

    Tiffany Xu
    Founder's Assistant
  • “The summer I spent interning with Sprouts was an extremely formative and engaging. Being able to enter a workplace where people are just as passionate and excited about food and the power it has in bringing people together as I am was amazing and really exciting. As soon as you join the team you are trusted with responsibilities and are made to feel like your opinions and work count for something in the larger organization. Working with a collaborative team was very helpful as I was able to gain real-time feedback and work through my tasks with the diverse perspectives of my team. Working with Sprouts has not only provided me with working experience but a community with a network that I know I can rely on.”

    Isabel Ling
    Office Assistant

HOW TO APPLY

We can’t wait to review your application! Applications with are on a rolling basis, so apply now! Please fill out this Google Form, and then send the following to sprouts@sproutscookingclub.org.
Required Materials:
  • Curriculum Vitae (resume)
  • 300-400 word-count cover letter that explains why your skill set, interests/goals, and past experiences are pertinent to the position
Application Process: Initial phone/video interview. Written/in person trial assignment. Final in-person interview.
Letter of Recommendation: At the completion of the internship, the general director writes letters of recommendation for all outstanding interns.

GET IN TOUCH


BAY: (510) 680-3614
Sprouts Locations

San Jose

San Diego

San Francisco

Berkeley

Oakland

New York City

Headquarters: 169 11th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

 

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