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 of culinary camps alongside a team of counselors, chefs, nonprofit partners, and local businesses. Your goal? Teaching youth how to cook healthy meals! With Sprouts’ summer camps serving as a fundraiser for our Chef-In-Training Program, your leadership, passion, and hard work will not only inspire your culinary campers, but also help empower young adults to train to become chefs and secure sustainable culinary jobs. Join us for an unmatched, first-hand experience at a mission-forward culinary nonprofit. 

Your Role: 

As the leader of each camp day, you will create the magic that makes Sprouts’ Summer Camp stand out. Monday-Friday, you will lead camp with approximately 12-14 campers and 2-3 counselors. You will lead your team of counselors to ensure that camp activities are safely executed for our youth and that our campers are having fun as they learn.

As Camp Leader, you will serve as a liaison for the parents, campers, and office team. You will work directly with the Camp Director, who will join you at camps at the end of each day to offer support and check-in. This position is energy-intense, incredibly hands-on, and wildly rewarding – you will see campers progress each 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. 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. 

Sample Tasks:

  • Lead Sprouts’ cooking camps with a team of counselors
  • Check in with the camp director throughout the day to offer feedback on lesson plans and camp logistics
  • Daily check-ins with your team of summer camp counselors
  • Chatting and checking in with parents at drop-off 
  • Report to Camp Director about camp logistics, challenges, and highlights 
  • Set a positive, cheerful, energetic tone for your team of counselors, interns, and volunteers
  • Greet guest chefs, nonprofit partners and business owners cheerfully and help them set up for their classes
  • Pick up your ingredients and equipment at 8 a.m. in the mornings before camp
  • Days will vary depending on unforeseen and planned variables

Skills and Requirements

Attention to detail, high standard of cleanliness and cleaning skills, high aptitude, exceptional interpersonal skills, interest in community, education, nutrition, and cooking. 

Leadership skills and high energy.

Culinary skills, and comfort in the kitchen. 

Experience working with kids and problem solving on the fly. 

Positive attitude even under stress. 

Must be serv-safe and CPR certified (certification can take place after being accepted for the position).

Hours, Location, Compensation

Work hours: 

June 9th-11th: 1-4 p.m (orientation period, additional camp prep hours may be required)

June 14th: July 23rd, Monday- Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

July 5th-9th: Week Off   

July 26th: 1-5 p.m Camp Wrap-Up

Location: Your “office” will be at Sprouts’ outdoor garden kitchen, inventory location, Mago Restaurant in Oakland 

Compensation: $19.50 per hour

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

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

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
  • Qualifying applicants will be asked to complete a brief trial assignment

Company Description 

Sprouts Cooking Club is a 501c3 nonprofit that empowers youth from all socioeconomic backgrounds to live healthy, balanced lives by teaching them how to cook nutritious meals for themselves and their community. Sprouts Chef-In-Training Program empowers underserved young adults to change their lives around by training them to become chefs right inside real restaurants.

We plant the seeds of sustainable healthy habits in the hope that they will grow and develop into the foundation of a healthy lifestyle. We believe that chefs, farmers, and culinary entrepreneurs are among the best candidates to inspire our youth to cook wholesome meals for themselves and their families.

OUR PROGRAMS:

CHEF-IN-TRAINING

Young adults from underserved communities are given the opportunity to turn their lives around and train to become chefs in local restaurants.

COOKING CLASSES + CAMPS

Kids cook alongside real chefs all year long, right inside restaurants, schools, kitchens, gardens and virtually. We use the highest quality ingredients. Proceeds from classes are donated to Sprouts Chef-In-Training program. 

Our Team: Executive Director, Team Manager, Accountant, Chef-In-Training Manager, Culinary Instructors, 5 Board of Directors, 9 Advisory Members, community volunteers and professional chefs. We hire on a separate summer team of 5-8 team members for our camps. 

Don’t miss this opportunity to help lead a summer of culinary camps alongside fellow counselors, chefs, nonprofit partners, and local businesses. Your goal? Teaching youth how to cook healthy meals! With Sprouts’ summer camps serving as a fundraiser for our Chef-In-Training Program, your passion and hard work will not only inspire your culinary campers but also help empower young adults to train to become chefs and secure sustainable culinary jobs. Join us for an unmatched, first-hand experience at a mission-forward culinary nonprofit. 

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. You’ll delve into the delicious, inner core of a culinary non-profit as you spend time with the kids at camp. You’ll learn delicious, sustainable recipes, develop essential leadership skills, gain unique experience, and network with local culinary leaders.  You will help transport, clean, and organize ingredients and equipment for camps.

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. 

Sample Tasks

  • Run delicious and educational culinary classes and workshops for 12-14 energetic campers
  • Facilitate Sprouts-run activities such as pallet play games, simple recipes, and gardening
  • Assist chefs during cooking classes and demos
  • Clean up after cooking classes 
  • Help pick-up and set-up daily ingredients and equipment for summer camp classes
  • Help to organize and maintain a clean inventory space
  • Help to prepare ingredients and equipment for classes
  • Occasionally, shop at local markets and grocery stores to buy ingredients for guest chefs and instructors 
  • Communicate with Camp Leader to coordinate ingredient purchases, pick-up, and delivery  

Skills and Requirements

  • Experience working with kids and problem solving on the fly
  • High-energy
  • Great team player
  • Initiative
  • Interest in community, education, nutrition, and cooking. 
  • Leadership and culinary skills are a bonus! 

Your Team: 

In this role, you will be attending camps with your summer camp leader and fellow counselors. You will report directly to the Summer Camp Leader and Summer Camp Director 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 9th-11th: 1-4 p.m (orientation period, additional camp prep hours may be required)

June 14th- July 23rd: Typical Schedule – 4 days a week, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 1 day off per week. 

July 5th-9th: Week Off   

July 26th: 1-5 p.m Camp Wrap-Up

Location: Your “office” will be at Sprouts’ outdoor garden kitchen, inventory location, Mago Restaurant in Oakland 

Compensation: $1,400 – Includes orientation and 5 camp weeks

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

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

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
  • Qualifying applicants will be asked to complete a brief trial assignment

Company Description 

Sprouts Cooking Club is a 501c3 nonprofit that empowers youth from all socioeconomic backgrounds to live healthy, balanced lives by teaching them how to cook nutritious meals for themselves and their community. Sprouts Chef-In-Training Program empowers underserved young adults to change their lives around by training them to become chefs right inside real restaurants.

We plant the seeds of sustainable healthy habits in the hope that they will grow and develop into the foundation of a healthy lifestyle. We believe that chefs, farmers, and culinary entrepreneurs are among the best candidates to inspire our youth to cook wholesome meals for themselves and their families.

OUR PROGRAMS:

CHEF-IN-TRAINING

Young adults from underserved communities are given the opportunity to turn their lives around and train to become chefs in local restaurants.

COOKING CLASSES + CAMPS

Kids cook alongside real chefs all year long, right inside restaurants, schools, kitchens, gardens and virtually. We use the highest quality ingredients. Proceeds from classes are donated to Sprouts Chef-In-Training program. 

Our Team: Executive Director, Team Manager, Accountant, Chef-In-Training Manager, Culinary Instructors, 5 Board of Directors, 9 Advisory Members, community volunteers and professional chefs. We hire on a separate summer team of 5-8 team members for our camps. 

INTERNSHIPS

Don’t miss this opportunity to capture the magic of culinary camps alongside a team of counselors, chefs, nonprofit partners, and local businesses. Your goal? Exercise your writing skills to create a daily write-up of each 8-hr camp day that highlights the activities, chefs, and memorable moments. You will also use your sense of design to collect and choose photos to put into the write-ups. With Sprouts’ summer camps serving as a fundraiser for our Chef-In-Training Program, your communication and writing skills, passion and hard work will not only inspire your culinary campers but also help empower young adults to train to become chefs and secure sustainable culinary jobs. Join us for an unmatched, first-hand communications experience at a mission-forward culinary nonprofit. 

Your Role: 

 As the Camp Communications intern, you will exercise your writing skills to create a daily write-up of each 8-hr camp day that highlights the activities, chefs, and memorable moments. You will also use your sense of design to collect and choose photos to put into the write-ups. 

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. 

Sample Tasks:

  • Compiling an exciting daily summary of the camp day with pictures and sponsors to send to parents
  • Highlight our celebrity chefs, sponsors, and donors during daily recap emails
  • Request dynamic photos from counselors and intern photographer
  • If local, take dynamic photos of the kids yourself for the write-up
  • File away and label A+ photos from camps

Skills and Requirements:

  • Excellent Skills in Writing
  • Some Experience in Marketing
  • Comfort with technology
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Interest in community, children, chefs, nutrition, and cooking 
  • Photography, a plus! 

Your Team: 

In this role, you will be working directly with our Team Manager, the other Marketing Intern, Photography Intern, summer camp leaders, and four counselors. You will report directly to the Team 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:

June 7th-11th, orientation 

June 14th-July 30th, Monday-Friday; 25 hours per week. 3-6 hours per day. 

July 5th-9th: Week Off   

(Summer Camp Hours 9 am – 5 pm Monday-Friday)

Location: This internship CAN be remote!  Your “office” will be remote office work. Possibly at Sprouts’ outdoor garden kitchen, inventory location, Mago Restaurant in Oakland if needed

Compensation: $700 Stipend for summer period June 9 to July 26

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

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
  • Qualifying applicants will be asked to complete a brief trial assignment

Company Description 

Sprouts Cooking Club is a 501c3 nonprofit that empowers youth from all socioeconomic backgrounds to live healthy, balanced lives by teaching them how to cook nutritious meals for themselves and their community. Sprouts Chef-In-Training Program empowers underserved young adults to change their lives around by training them to become chefs right inside real restaurants.

We plant the seeds of sustainable healthy habits in the hope that they will grow and develop into the foundation of a healthy lifestyle. We believe that chefs, farmers, and culinary entrepreneurs are among the best candidates to inspire our youth to cook wholesome meals for themselves and their families.

OUR PROGRAMS:

CHEF-IN-TRAINING

Young adults from underserved communities are given the opportunity to turn their lives around and train to become chefs in local restaurants.

COOKING CLASSES + CAMPS

Kids cook alongside real chefs all year long, right inside restaurants, schools, kitchens, gardens, and virtually. We use the highest quality ingredients. Proceeds from classes are donated to Sprouts’ Chef-In-Training program. 

Our Team: Executive Director, Team Manager, Accountant, Chef-In-Training Manager, Culinary Instructors, 5 Board of Directors, 9 Advisory Members, community volunteers and professional chefs. We hire on a separate summer team of 5-8 team members for our camps. 

Don’t miss this opportunity to capture the magic of culinary camps alongside a team of counselors, chefs, nonprofit partners, and local businesses. Your goal? Use social media to highlight the chefs and sponsors and kids that made this camp magic! With Sprouts’ summer camps serving as a fundraiser for our Chef-In-Training Program, your social media talent, passion, and hard work will not only inspire your culinary campers but also help empower young adults to train to become chefs and secure sustainable culinary jobs. Join us for an unmatched, first-hand marketing experience at a mission-forward culinary nonprofit. 

Your Role: 

As Sprouts’ Summer Camp Social Media Marketing Intern, you will be part of the marketing team playing an integral role in creating the magic that is Sprouts’ Summer Camp. In this role, you will be one of two marketing interns and will work closely with the Team Manager in sending daily emails to parents, writing blogs, and creating our chef and sponsor highlights. You will oversee social media initiatives and be in charge of social media content development and scheduling. 

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. 

Sample Tasks:

  • Create and run unique social media content for our summer camps using IG, Hootsuite, Twitter, FB, and more!
  • Highlight our celebrity chefs, sponsors, and donors through social media
  • File away and label photos from camps

Skills and Requirements:

  • Excellent skills in Social Media Outlets (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
  • Excellent Skills in Writing
  • Some Experience in Marketing
  • Comfort with technology
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Interest in community, children, chefs, nutrition, and cooking 
  • Photography, a plus! 

Your Team: 

In this role, you will be working directly with our Team Manager, the other Marketing Intern, Photography Intern, summer camp leaders, and four counselors. You will report directly to the Team 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:

June 7th-11th, orientation 

June 14th-July 30th, 4 days per week; 25 hours per week 

July 5th-9th: Week Off   

(Summer Camp Hours 9 am – 5 pm Monday-Friday)

Location: Your “office” will be remote office work. Possibly at Sprouts’ outdoor garden kitchen, inventory location, Mago Restaurant in Oakland if needed

Compensation: $700 Stipend for summer period June 9 to July 26

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

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
  • Qualifying applicants will be asked to complete a brief trial assignment

Company Description: 

Sprouts Cooking Club is a 501c3 nonprofit that empowers youth from all socioeconomic backgrounds to live healthy, balanced lives by teaching them how to cook nutritious meals for themselves and their community. Sprouts Chef-In-Training Program empowers underserved young adults to change their lives around by training them to become chefs right inside real restaurants.

We plant the seeds of sustainable healthy habits in the hope that they will grow and develop into the foundation of a healthy lifestyle. We believe that chefs, farmers, and culinary entrepreneurs are among the best candidates to inspire our youth to cook wholesome meals for themselves and their families.

OUR PROGRAMS:

CHEF-IN-TRAINING

Young adults from underserved communities are given the opportunity to turn their lives around and train to become chefs in local restaurants.

COOKING CLASSES + CAMPS

Kids cook alongside real chefs all year long, right inside restaurants, schools, kitchens, gardens, and virtually. We use the highest quality ingredients. Proceeds from classes are donated to Sprouts’ Chef-In-Training Program. 

Our Team: Executive Director, Team Manager, Accountant, Chef-In-Training Manager, Culinary Instructors, 5 Board of Directors, 9 Advisory Members, community volunteers, and professional chefs. We hire a separate summer team of 5-8 team members for our camps. 

Don’t miss this opportunity to capture the magic of culinary camps alongside a team of counselors, chefs, nonprofit partners, and local businesses. Your goal? Exercise your photography skills to capture photos that highlight the activities, chefs, and memorable moments. With Sprouts’ summer camps serving as a fundraiser for our Chef-In-Training Program, your design and photography skills, passion and hard work will not only inspire your culinary campers but also help empower young adults to train to become chefs and secure sustainable culinary jobs. Join us for an unmatched, first-hand communications experience at a mission-forward culinary nonprofit. 

Your Role: 

As Sprouts’ Summer Camp Photography 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 Team Manager and Marketing Interns to provide photos to be used in sending daily emails to parents as well as for creating chef and sponsor highlights. You will also assist the team in managing the photos captured to be used for marketing purposes. 

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. 

Sample Tasks:

  • Capturing and editing high-quality photos of all camp activities including candids, crowds, and the energy surrounding the activities 
  • Uploading, sorting through and labeling all photos to Sprouts’ photo files
  • Attending a variety of cooking classes at the outdoor garden kitchen and Mago Restaurant in Piedmont, Oakland.
  • Map out your weekly schedule based on chefs and culinary activities in advance

Skills and Requirements:

Photography experience, strong photography portfolio, organizational skills, high aptitude, familiarity and comfort with technology, strong interpersonal skills, must have reliable access to a computer. Interest in community, children, chefs, nutrition, and cooking.  Valid driver’s license, access to a vehicle is a plus.

Your Team: 

In this role, you will be working directly with our Team Manager, the Marketing Interns, Summer Camp Leaders, and four counselors. You will report directly to the Team 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 9th-11th: 1-4 p.m Headshots of each team member

June 14th -July 23rd, 15 hours per week, 3 days per week

July 5th-9th: Week Off   

July 26th: 1-5 p.m Camp Wrap-Up – Organizing Photos 

(Summer Camp Hours 9 am – 5 pm Monday-Friday)

Location: Your “office” will be remote office work and potentially if needed, at Sprouts’ outdoor garden kitchen, and Mago Restaurant in Oakland for photography

Compensation: $50 Transportation Stipend per workweek

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

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
  • Qualifying applicants will be asked to complete a brief trial assignment

Company Description: 

Sprouts Cooking Club is a 501c3 nonprofit that empowers youth from all socioeconomic backgrounds to live healthy, balanced lives by teaching them how to cook nutritious meals for themselves and their community. Sprouts Chef-In-Training Program empowers underserved young adults to change their lives around by training them to become chefs right inside real restaurants.

We plant the seeds of sustainable healthy habits in the hope that they will grow and develop into the foundation of a healthy lifestyle. We believe that chefs, farmers, and culinary entrepreneurs are among the best candidates to inspire our youth to cook wholesome meals for themselves and their families.

OUR PROGRAMS:

CHEF-IN-TRAINING

Young adults from underserved communities are given the opportunity to turn their lives around and train to become chefs in local restaurants.

COOKING CLASSES + CAMPS

Kids cook alongside real chefs all year long, right inside restaurants, schools, kitchens, gardens, and virtually. We use the highest quality ingredients. Proceeds from classes are donated to Sprouts’ Chef-In-Training program. 

Our Team: Executive Director, Team Manager, Accountant, Chef-In-Training Manager, Culinary Instructors, 5 Board of Directors, 9 Advisory Members, community volunteers, and professional chefs. We hire a separate summer team of 5-8 team members for our camps. 

Calling all videographers! Don’t miss this unique opportunity to meet Bay Area celebrity chefs, learn new recipes, and use your media talents to help chefs virtually teach youth how to cook healthy meals for their communities. Your videographer experience will facilitate the smooth execution of Sprouts’ live, chef-led, virtual cooking classes for youth, which serve as a fundraiser for our Chef-In-Training program for underserved young adults. Your talent will leave a positive imprint on the community. 

Your Role: 

As Sprouts Virtual Cooking Series Videographer, you will set up and film Bay Area chefs as they do their live virtual cooking class for diverse youth across the United States.  

You will be traveling to chef homes and restaurants to set up cameras, lights, and mics to capture two angles of the cooking class. Access to a car is highly recommended for this position!

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 and your goals for personal and professional growth are met. We will do our best to incorporate your interests in the respective elements of the position. 

Sample Tasks:

  • Bringing equipment to the chef’s home/restaurant
  • Setting up and tearing down two cameras, audio recorders, lighting, microphones, etc
  • Setting up all video inputs to Zoom and starting the Zoom call 
  • Test audio and video equipment
  • Troubleshoot any technical issues
  • Be accessible by phone for pre-event video meetings, if needed
  • Cataloging all videos for efficient coordination 
  • Optional: relaying questions to the chef on behalf of the class participants 

Skills and Requirements:

  • At least 1-year experience (at school or at work) in film production, video production or media 
  • Detail-oriented with a knack for creative problem-solving
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently, as well as in team environments
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Valid driver’s license 
  • Comfortable driving to events
  • Interest in community, children, chefs, nutrition, and cooking  
  • Must have access to equipment including:
    • 1-2 DSLR camera(s) with the ability to shoot video (1080p or 4k)
    • AC adaptor and extension cord to power your camera(s)
    • Connecting cable and HDMI to USB adaptor that is compatible with Zoom (such as Elgato Cam Link) 
    • External microphone
    • Portable lights
    • Laptop with Zoom installed

Hours, Location, Compensation:

Work hours: 

Internship to start as soon as the applicant is available, 1 to 5 times per month, depending on class schedule and applicants’ availability 

Typical class times:

Fall: 

Wednesdays  2:30 – 6:00 pm PT

Sundays      9:30 – 1:00 pm PT

Location: Your “office” will be at various locations in the Bay Area, including chefs’ homes and their restaurants

Compensation: $60 per 2-hour cooking class  

Perks: Letter of recommendation, upon request

Flexibility to choose the events that interest you

How to Apply:

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

  • Resume
  • Complete list of your equipment
  • Link to a recent video you’ve shot using your equipment
  • 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

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

San Diego

San Francisco

Berkeley

Oakland

New York City

Headquarters: 3206 Hannah Street, Unit 1, Oakland CA 94608

 

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