After serving a short time in prison, Antonio was working on his GED when he enrolled in the Foodservice Training program. He graduated with flying colors, and now works as a line cook at Inspiration Kitchens – Garfield Park.
“I come in here, and the outside world is gone. I’ve never had anything like that, and Inspiration Kitchens changed my life. And I love you all for that.”
The Head Chef Trainer oversees training to individuals with significant barriers to employment, including homelessness, extreme poverty and recent incarceration. The dynamic 13-week training program includes basic culinary instruction, certification in foodservice sanitation and hands-on experience at Inspiration Corporation's social enterprise restaurant, Inspiration Kitchens.
In addition to employment training, Inspiration Corporation provides housing and supportive services programs to more than 2,500 individuals and families annually. Founded in 1989 in an atmosphere of dignity and respect, Inspiration Corporation's programs help facilitate self-reliance and personal transformation. Employees live the agency mission by demonstrating the following core values. Inspiration Corporation believes that these core values are what makes the organization one of Chicago's leading facilitators of personal transformation, and a great place to work:
1. Communicate honestly
2. Act with compassion
3. Pursue growth and learning
4. Be humble
5. Take care of ourselves so we can help others
6. Work greater together
7. Create a fun and productive environment
Manages contractual instructors (such as for sanitation), and the Chef Trainer. Provides training to this staff as required.
Associate degree from an accredited cooking school, Chicago Food Sanitation License; plus one year of related experience and training. Computer skills essential.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk. The employee is regularly required to stand for long periods of time. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10-20 pounds.
Office location: East Garfield Park neighborhood, on Chicago's west side (3504 W Lake St, Chicago 60624). Maintains standard office hours. Attends evening, weekend, and early morning meetings and functions as required.
Email cover letter & resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use email subject line ‘Head Chef Trainer.'
Inspiration Corporation is an equal opportunity employer.
Posted on: 10/6/2016