After School Enrichment Cooking Instructor (Illinois)

Sticky Fingers Cooking Glenview , IL 60025

Posted 2 weeks ago

Sticky Fingers Cooking of Denver, CO is looking to hire part-time Chef Instructors, in the Glenview Area, to help us cultivate "cool"inary curiosity in kids! Do you love the messy, magical combination of children and cooking?

Are you looking for a fun, part-time gig which offers a great paycheck? Are you passionate about seasonal, healthy food and exploring new tastes in the kitchen? Are you a high-energy, creative cook who would just love to lead cooking classes using healthy food for children? If so, please read on and consider joining us in the kitchen!

This position pays a great starting wage of $50.00 per one-hour class + food reimbursement. We offer a flexible, family-friendly schedule with no holidays or weekends.

School assignments will be as close to your home/work as possible. We provide you with a mobile cooking kit that contains all the necessary equipment and tools to lead classes, paid hands-on training, and individualized support. If this sounds like the opportunity that you've been looking for, apply today!


Established in select cities in Colorado, Texas, and Illinois, we offer quality enrichment cooking classes before, during, and after school, as well as birthday parties, private cooking classes, and camps for children 3-13 years of age. We have over 130 part-time employees who teach our cooking classes and camps for kids at various locations across each city.

They are referred to as "chef instructors" and have their own mobile cooking kits which enable them to teach our children's culinary classes everywhere from libraries to rec centers to elementary schools and even in private homes. We strive to inspire and celebrate comprehensive education directly related to the essential role of real healthy food, cooking, and nutrition in our everyday lives.

Kids are only impacted if we have great instructors who are passionate about what they do. We attract and retain such passionate cooks by offering great pay, a family-friendly schedule, all needed equipment and tools, paid training, individualized support, and FUN!


As a part-time Chef Instructor, you are the face of our company, getting to interact with pre-k, elementary, and/or middle school staff, parents, and students each week. You work on-site at different school locations in your area, leading hour-long healthy and entertaining cooking enrichment classes for students.

You have a great time as you participate with kids in the joys of cooking while bringing our recipes to life for them. Your enthusiasm is contagious!

Each week, you share creative recipes where you teach about new ingredients and healthy foods from all over the world in an engaging and hands-on way. Your organizational skills come into play as you review weekly class curricula and prepare for instruction which includes shopping independently for fresh and healthy food ingredients. You teach basic kitchen skills including washing, cutting, grating, stirring, measuring, nutrition, and more as well as the history, geography, and language behind recipes to kids.

You provide the direction and inspiration while the children do all the "work". You are passionate about teaching the hands-on kitchen skills required to maintain healthy food habits. You feel great about teaching simple, highly adaptable cooking skills with integrated nutrition education that will nourish bodies and minds for a lifetime.


  • Availability at least 2 days a week, Monday
  • Friday, between 2-5 pm for 1 hour long classes
  • Commitment to teaching 6-8 week long sessions

  • Current ServSafe Food Handler Certification or willingness to obtain before teaching

  • Ability to manage and engage a group of 8-14 children

  • Access to reliable transportation

Any experience working with kids is a plus! Are you enthusiastic about teaching AND cooking?

Are you interested in healthy alternatives to traditional recipes? Are you flexible and enjoy working in a fast-paced and high-energy environment? Are you punctual and reliable?

Are you dedicated to children who have diverse backgrounds and academic levels? If so, then you might just be perfect for this part-time Chef Instructor position!


This position offers a super flexible work schedule, typically teaching a 1-hour class at least 2 days a week Monday-Friday between the hours of 2 pm

  • 5 pm. We follow the school calendars so no holidays or weekends are required!


If you feel that you would be right for this Chef Instructor job, please fill out our initial 3-minute, mobile-friendly application. We look forward to meeting you!

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