Kids Cooking Instructor

Beaches Sandbox, 2181 Queen Street East, Toronto, ON, Canada

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About the Role

Beaches Sandbox is currently seeking a part-time Kids Cooking Instructor.
The position of Kids Cooking Instructor involves leading groups of up to 10 children, aged anywhere between 5 and 12, in cooking and baking activities. Baking and cooking classes will rotate on a weekly basis. Instructors are required to bring their own ideas, recipes, and personality to the classes. Instructors will need to have all recipes planned well in advance to allow enough time for required ingredients and materials to be purchased. Applicants should be outgoing, animated, and comfortable working with kids, and answering any questions their parents or caregivers may have. A strong, clear, and engaging voice and personality is required, as well as the ability to direct a group of children safely through a cooking or baking activity. This position will be between 3 – 6 hours a week, with the possibility of additional hours based on the amount of programs we run.


The successful candidate should possess:

·        Experience working with children of various ages

·        Experience working in the culinary industry/ teaching culinary classes

·        Experience teaching is an asset

·        Enthusiastic about teaching children how to cook and bake

·        Outgoing and energetic personality

·        Strong, clear, and engaging voice

·        Reliable and safety conscious

·        Great planning and organizational skills

·        Excellent communication skills

Duties and responsibilities include:

·        Thoroughly plan each weeks recipes and ensure all required materials and ingredients are purchased and prepped before each class.

·        Plan age-appropriate cooking and baking activities, dependent on the age of the participants.

·        Set-up and prep before class and once class is finished ensure area is cleaned and all materials are properly put away.

·        Supervise and support participants to ensure their safety during the program.

·        Teach participants various culinary skills with passion and excitement.

·        Build and maintain a physically and emotionally safe environment for kids registered in the program.

About the Company

Beaches Sandbox offers exciting and interactive programs for all age groups from baby and tot (accompanied by their caregivers) to seniors and all ages in between. Beaches Sandbox is a brand-new community hub that opened in September 2022 and is in the heart of the Toronto Beaches neighbourhood. We are a non-profit organization, currently in the process of obtaining charitable status. Our building and programs are fully accessible to all, regardless of physical ability or current financial situation. Beaches Sandbox’s values include accessibility, community, sustainability, fun and respect. We prioritize inclusivity and fun when creating and running our programs.

*** To apply for this job, please send your cover letter and resume to, Attention: Beaches Sandbox Manager ***