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

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 18 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 18 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 18 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 18 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 directly with chefs, nonprofit partners, farmers, and local businesses as you teach youth how to cook healthy meals for their communities! 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 camp, you will have been part of a team that helped both youth and young adults prepare for healthier futures. 

Your Role: 

Take off that formal business attire and get ready for one solid week packed with local chefs, delicious food, and fun-loving kids! As the Summer Camp Leader, you will work with an assistant to lead 7 campers in various cooking classes and garden activities. This position is incredibly hands-on and rewarding as you work individually with the campers to teach them the basics of cooking. From 8:30-5:30, you will be interacting with parents at drop-off, your assistant for executing the day’s culinary agenda, and working alongside the guest chefs and campers.  

As you head the show during the camp week, you will naturally serve as a liaison between the office team, counselors and parents. You will be in frequent contact with the SF-based Culinary Program Director, who is in charge of planning the activities schedule for each camp day. 

Your Professional Growth: 

Both your personal life balance and professional growth are incredibly important to us. We are very excited to be expanding to the San Jose area, and are eager to forge a positive relationship with potential long-term team members! We will work with you to understand your personal and professional goals. 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. As a small nonprofit, there will be countless opportunities to step up and be heard. Your Culinary Programming Director, HR Manager, and Executive Director will all be accessible members of your team!

Sample Tasks:

  • Work with assistant to lead apprx. 7 total campers in cooking classes  
  • Lead cooking classes at our San Jose garden/ kitchen site. 
  • Assist any guest chefs with set-up, class execution, and clean-up
  • Set-up and clean-up of the kitchen site.Think through class logistics and prepare ingredients, equipment and lesson plan for each day
  • Daily check-ins with Bay Area Director and your assistant
  • Chatting and checking in with parents at drop-off 
  • Report to Culinary Program Director about camp logistics, challenges, and highlights 
  • Set a positive, cheerful, energetic tone 
  • Help with set-up of all equipment and clean-up of kitchen site
  • 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: 

Orientation will be the week of June 8-12th (partly in SF) 

June 22nd – 26th  appx. 8:30 am-5:30 pm Monday through Friday

 

Location: 

Camp week: Grateful Gardens, 990 Meridian Ave, San Jose, CA 95126

Compensation: $850 stipend 

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

Strong organizational skills, high aptitude, strong 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. Must be organized and have a positive attitude. Must be serv-safe and CPR certified (certification can take place after being accepted for the position).

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, 50+ volunteers, and 100+ local chefs.

Take off that formal attire and get ready to work alongside top Bay Area chefs and nonprofit partners as you help underserved young adults train to become chefs and turn their lives around. As a Chef-In-Training (CIT) fellow, you will serve as a direct mentor to Chef-In-Training interns and participate in the planning and execution of Chef-In-Training fundraising events and classes.

Your Role:

As a Sprouts Chef-In-Training Fellow, one of your principal roles will be helping lead the Sprouts’ Chef-In-Training (CIT) Program. The CIT Program offers an internship for youth in need of a jump start with a culinary vocational training needed to secure stable jobs in the food industry, and the soft skills necessary to succeed in any future professional pursuits. These internships are offered to underserved and fostered youth in Oakland, aged 16-24 years old. Interns work directly with their chef mentor over several months and receive help with job placement post-internship.

This is an inimitable opportunity to meet community movers and shakers as you maintain current partnerships with local nonprofits and restaurants. You will work closely with the CIT interns throughout their training, helping them realize their potential. From selecting promising candidates to matching interns with mentor restaurants to guiding CITs throughout their training – you will learn something new everyday! You will have an enormous influence on the intern’s experience and success in the program. You will collaborate with Sprouts’ marketing team to share the CITs stories with the community, as well as the Sprouts team and advisory board, on which Alice Waters and Jamie Oliver serve. 

Your role will also include active participation in Sprouts fundraising programs such as cultivation cocktail hours, benefit dinners, classes for youth with special needs and birthday parties.

Personal & 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.  Additionally, normal work hours are from 9 am-5 pm and Wednesdays remote days.  Remote days are flexible with later start or end times so teammates can take an exercise break while still maintaining an 8 hour workday in order that you maintain a healthy balance between your personal and professional life. 

Not only will your leadership and project planning skills be honed, but you will learn all about the nonprofit world and event planning. As a small nonprofit, your voice will be heard and your opinion will be sought after! You will see first-hand, the many moving variables of a thriving and evolving structure. You will be invited to participate in all of Sprouts’ programs, so that you may have a rounded idea of our impact. 

Sample Tasks:

1st phase: September 2020 – October 2020

This phase focuses on learning the ropes of the Chef-In-Training management and behind-the-scenes platform.  

  • Orientation with the former CIT manager 
  • Orientation with the current fundraising and grant writing coordinator
  • Outreach to current restaurants and schools to introduce yourself and establish connections

2nd phase: October 2020- August 2021

This phase will be focused on accepting and mentoring Chef-In-Training interns into our system. 

  • Raising awareness and fundraise for the Chef-In-Training (CIT) Program
  • Work with Google Suite, surveys, and online tools to establish and reinforce program structures and systems such as statistic collection
  • Apply for a grant
  • Work alongside popular chefs and restaurants to place CIT interns and monitor their progress
  • Provide guidance and logistical support to 15 Chef-In-Training Interns during a 9-month period
Skills and Requirements:

Strong organizational skills; ability to balance multiple projects; cheerful and social disposition; excellent time management; good written and verbal communication; familiarity and comfort with technology; proficiency with Google Drive; strong interpersonal skills; interest in community, children, chefs, nutrition, and cooking; high energy; optimism; enthusiasm for Sprouts’ mission; initiative; independence; and ownership of tasks. Car preferred but not obligatory. 

Your Team 

In this position, you will be able to work with an array of Bay Area restaurant chefs, community members, and mission-focused partner nonprofit organizations and schools. You will be working alongside a team of 9 local and remote Sprouts’ team members throughout the year, as well as mission-inspired community members  and volunteers. During the summer, you will work with an additional 10+ seasonal team members in order to run the Chef-In-Training Fundraising Summer Camps. 

Locations and Hours

Work hours: Monday through Friday 9 am to 5 pm 

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

Remote days on Wednesdays

Commitments and Contract Period:

12-month commitment, start date between July 15, 2020 and September 1, 2020

40 hours per week

Chosen candidate will need to go through the BAYAC application process

Compensation and Perks
  • $20,000 annual living stipend
  • $10,000 Post-Service Education Award (via BAYAC AmeriCorps)
  • Health Insurance (via BAYAC AmeriCorps)
  • Full-day Professional Skills Workshops every other Friday (via BAYAC AmeriCorps)
  • Option to Request Loan Forbearance (via BAYAC AmeriCorps)
  • Weekly organic farmer’s market produce, baked goods and pantry items left over from classes!
  • Remote Wednesday Office Day (Work from your favorite cafe or in your PJ’s right at home!)

Office Perks:

  • Complimentary teas, coffee, healthy snacks, fruit and vegetables, baked goods, coffee and teas (To keep our staff well-fed and happy!) Professional crepe-making once a month. Free breakfast every Friday. 
How to Apply:

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

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

INTERNSHIPS

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 during our camps will empower young adults to train to become chefs and secure sustainable culinary jobs. By the end of the summer camp, you will have been part of a 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 hot-shot chefs, delicious food, and fun-loving kids! As a weeklong Summer Camp Counselor Intern, you’ll help the camp leader team oversee 10-13 kids as they cook at restaurants, do activities on urban farms, and visit markets. 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 ultimately raise money to allow struggling young adults to turn their lives around as they train to become chefs in professional restaurants. 

Your Professional Growth 

Not only will your leadership and thinking-on-the-fly skills be honed, but you will learn about nonprofits and how to make social impact. 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. 

As a small nonprofit, there will be countless opportunities to step up and be heard. Your Summer Camp Leader, Culinary Programming Director, HR Manager, and Executive Director will all be accessible members of your team!

Sample Tasks
  • You will help the camp leader and culinary hosts run delicious and educational culinary classes and workshops for 10-13 energetic campers. 
  • You will help lead games such as blind-folded pallet play and icebreakers, help kids execute simple recipes, and assist in farming/gardening activities.
  • A typical camp day starts at 8:30 a.m. with a brief check-in with the camp team and ends at 5:15 p.m.  
  • Greeting parents in the morning, checking kids out in the evening
  • Helping the camp leaders write up a daily recap to parents
  • Taking fun photos of the kids during the day and uploading them to our social media!
Your Team

In this role, you will be reporting directly to the NYC Summer Camp Leader.  You will work alongside another camp counselor, and various interns and volunteers. You will also be meeting and communicating with New York City chefs, restaurants and our partner organizations. 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: 

July 8 to July 10 1:00-4:00 p.m (orientation period, additional camp prep hours may be required)

July 13 to July 24 8:30 am-5:15 pm Monday through Friday**

July 27 1:00 to 4:00 pm

Location: Your “office” will be at various restaurants and meeting locations throughout NYC.

Compensation: $450 stipend

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

Skills and Requirements

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! 

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

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

 

Kick off your heels and take off that formal attire! This Ambassador position is hands-on, delicious, and an amazing opportunity to become friends with some of the hottest chef talent that NYC has to offer all the while empowering young adults to forge brighter futures through job training.

Your Role 

As NYC CIT Ambassador, you will focus on setting up our Chef-In-Training program in NYC! You will work with a fellow NYC CIT ambassador to  meet with wraparound programs and chefs, interviewing, placing and mentoring a Chef-In-Training intern at a NYC restaurant. You will also work with Sprouts founder and NYC summer team to discuss potential CIT host restaurants and expansion strategy. You will get to dive into the ‘bling bling’ side of Sprouts as you develop relationships with fun-loving NYC chefs.

Your Professional Growth 

Your professional and personal growth is incredibly important to us, and you will work closely with Sprouts’ founder to outline your professional and personal objectives. You will develop leadership, entrepreneurial, and project management skills as you work with Sprouts’ global director to build up our NYC Chef-in-Training program and summer camps. As you gain experience, you will also have the opportunity to orient and lead summer team members for the summer.

You will learn about various business models, partnership building, and nonprofit regulations as you participate and voice opinions during our team meetings. As a small nonprofit with little hierarchy, your voice will be heard and your opinion will be sought after! You will see first-hand, the many moving variables of a thriving and growing structure. You’ll learn the basics of business and accounting, expansion and marketing strategy as you sit in on team meetings.

Sample Tasks
  • Reaching out to Sprouts’ NYC partner chefs to serve as Chef-In-Training hosts
  • Mentoring a Chef-In-Training intern in their journey to financial empowerment
  • Developing relationships directly with new and old partner chefs. Writing solicitation emails, going on chef visits
  • Working with Sprouts team to create promotional materials (flyers and PR write-up) to promote our CIT program
  • Collaborating with our NYC summer camp planning team so that we don’t reach out to the same chefs!  
Your Team 

As chef ambassador, you will be working directly with NYC and Brooklyn chefs and restaurants as well as Sprouts exec director, HR manager, a NYC CIT co-ambassador,  NYC summer camp team, and our CIT manager based in SF. 

Your Workspace 

You will get to work from wherever you’d like!

Skills and Requirements

Qualified candidates will have strong organizational skills, cheerful and social disposition, high aptitude, familiarity and comfort with technology, strong interpersonal skills, interest in community, financial empowerment, chefs, nutrition, and cooking. Looking for candidates with leadership skills and some past experience in the restaurant industry. Must have high energy, optimism, enthusiasm for Sprouts mission, initiative, independence, and ownership of tasks. 

Ideal candidates are eager to gain new contacts in the culinary industry.

Preference to candidates with prior relationships with youth, chefs and/ or restaurants. 

Must have easy access to Manhattan and Brooklyn. 

Commitments and Contract Period

Rolling Acceptance: 7-month commitment

Hours and schedule are flexible, depending on concurrent commitments such as schoolwork or family. 

8-12 hours per week

Compensation and Benefits

Volunteer Internship

How to Apply

We can’t wait to review your application! Please send the following to our Recruitment Manager 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 the San Francisco Bay Area! 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

Team: Executive Director, Culinary Director, HR, IT, Accountant, Bookkeeper, CIT Manager, Marketing, legal team, NYC team, 5 Board of Directors, 9 Advisory Members, 50+ volunteers, and 100+ 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! At Sprouts Cooking Club, you will gain inimitable, first-hand experience working within a successful culinary nonprofit.  You will have countless opportunities to meet influential players within the culinary world and work on a community project from start to finish! 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 Photography/Marketing Intern, you will be part of the Sprouts Marketing team playing an integral role in creating the magic that is Sprouts’ Summer Camp.  In this role, you will capture images of the excitement, beauty, and energy of the summer camps. You will work closely with the Marketing Manager in sending daily emails to parents, writing blogs, and creating our chef and sponsor highlights. You will also assist the team in managing the photos captured to be used for marketing purposes. 

You’ll be working alongside the Marketing team executing the day-to-day marketing strategies, while also being given creative freedom.  You will oversee social media initiatives and be in charge of social media content development and scheduling. 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. 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 make sure that your skillset is highlighted throughout the summer and your goals for personal and professional growth are met.  Everyone has something to offer, and your opinion will be heard. We will do our best to incorporate your interests in the respective elements of the position. This internship offers you the chance to learn by doing and have the opportunity to achieve your own learning goals. The sky’s the limit! We want you to maximize your summer with us!

Sample Tasks:
  • Capturing and editing high-quality photos of all camp activities including candids, crowds and the energy surrounding the activities 
  • Cataloging all photos for efficient coordination 
  • Attending a variety of cooking classes at unique restaurants, gardens, and kitchens 
  • Compiling an exciting summary of the camp day with pictures and sponsors to send to parents
  • Be in constant communication with camp counselors
  • Master the camp calendar of events to map out a weekly schedule in advance
  • Creating unique content for social media to promote blog and engagement
  • Assist with writing blogs for the website
  • Assist with creating our chef and sponsor highlights
  • *We want you to have a valuable experience and are happy to cater to your own goals and objectives with the internship to meet your needs!
Your Team: 

As the Summer Camp Marketing Intern, you will report directly to the Marketing Director.  You will also be working with our professional marketing team and have the opportunity to be a part of our team and learn from each team member’s experience.

Hours, Location, Compensation

Work hours

30-40 hours, flexible hours during summer camps dependent on applicants schedule and Sprouts’ needs

June 8-12, (orientation period)

June 15 – August 21

Location: Your “office” will be at various locations with the summer camps, with at least one day a week in the San Francisco office.  You may work from home or in the office to post to our multiple social media sites on a daily basis.

Compensation: This is an unpaid internship position.  If available, you will receive college credit for your work, as well as a letter of recommendation.  

**Summer Camp hour needs are subject to change as unanticipated scheduling changes arise**

Skills and Requirements:

Strong organizational skills, high aptitude, familiarity and comfort with technology (especially different social media outlets like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), photography experience a plus, great writing and storytelling skills, marketing experience and/or willingness to learn, strong interpersonal skills, must have reliable access to a computer. Interest in community, children, chefs, nutrition, and cooking.  Valid driver’s license, access to vehicle is a plus, but it is not 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 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, Marketing & Events Manager, Office Manager/ HR, Chef-In-Training Fellow, CIT NYC Ambassador, Culinary Instructors, 5 Board of Directors, 9 Advisory Members, 50+ volunteers, and 100+ local chefs.

Background

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

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Berkeley

Oakland

New York City

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

 

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