Program Facilitator – Community Cooks

Appetite For Change (AFC) is a nonprofit social enterprise in North Minneapolis whose mission is to use food as a tool to build health, wealth and social change.  Appetite For Change envisions sustainable, equitable, local food systems, created and led by thriving, socially connected families and communities. 

The Community Cooks Program Facilitator plans for, assists and leads in-house and contracted Community Cooks workshops, which occur during  weekends and evenings. Their duties include: hosting workshops, table events, recruiting individual and group participants, food shopping, food preparation, cooking and cooking demonstration, interacting  positively with attendees, cleaning workshop facilities, entering and tracking data post-event and evaluating workshop program success. Some traveling throughout the metro area is required for food shopping and event attendance, and attending required training for professional development.

This is a part-time position, primarily working Monday through Friday, with some evening and weekend hours needed based on need.  This person would be working 20-25 hours per week. 


Assist Community Cooks Manager with assigned tasks in helping support the program 

  • Place food orders with food suppliers when necessary
  • Shop for food and program supplies in local retail food stores
  • Create recipes by revamping favorite foods to expose participants to new foods
  • Recruit individuals and groups of participants by creating flyers and other communications for events, postings on social media, and calling prospective attendees
  • Help develop nutrition topics, gardening skills, and current events
  • Attend and staff AFC / Community Cooks tables at various community events and fundraisers, presenting the benefits of the program to the community
  • Enter and collect data in Salesforce to be used for reporting to funder and program improvement
  • Create printed materials and handouts for workshops events
  • Harvest ingredients from our gardens when necessary



  • Lead Community Cooks workshops
  • Introduce the workshop and review the agenda/plan of the night
  • Familiarize the participants with the kitchen, tools, foods and other items needed for cooking
  • Help cook recipes, making sure that all cooking stations are set up
  • Engage with participants throughout the event, making sure that they have great experiences
  • Help maintain work stations throughout the event by picking up and removing items that are not being used and keeping a safe work area at all times
  • Conclude each workshop by asking the participants if they have any questions and let them know that we will be sending out a survey via text about tonight events


  • Find potential clients who will want to use our service for team building, community engagement, school events, etc.
  • Create digital flyers and other marketing communication utilizing email and social media to initiate public awareness of our services
  • Build relationships with prospective and current participants and community organizations who may benefit from Community Cooks programs

Collect and Analyze Program Data 

  • Survey participants at the end of each event directing them to our electronic survey
  • Track participant data using AFC’s Salesforce software
  • Analyze the results of participant survey results, reporting results to Program Manager to discuss methods for improving service and increasing participation
  • Create reports and presets with team at the end of each quarter
  • Review survey data to ensure that all the information received from participants is accurate  

Shopping and Food Storage

  • Create thorough shopping list of items required for each Workshop
  • Within 24 hours of event, grocery shop for workshops
  • Ensure that only fresh ingredients are purchased, following shopping food guidelines including by looking, smelling, and touching produce prior to purchase
  • After shopping, return to AFC and make sure that all food items are properly bagged and stored in a cool area or refrigerated, storing food properly until ready to cook  



  • Perform various tasks as needed by management
  • Maintain inventory of program supplies



Desired Education and Experience

  • Minimum high school diploma or equivalent
  • Experience working in a kitchen with groups of people and cooking large batches of food
  • Basic computer skills (GoogleDocs, MS Office) and social media knowledge
  • Access to reliable transportation to drive to perform grocery shopping duties in advance of workshop
  • Valid driver’s license



$18 – 21 Per hour  – DOQ


Health Insurance 

Dental Insurance 

Retirement (401k)

Paid Time Off (PTO)

Paid Holidays

Short Term Disability (STD) Insurance 

Vision Insurance

Life Insurance

Long Term Disability (LTD) Insurance

HealthiestYou – Telemedicine

STD) Insurance 



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Appetite For Change

1200 West Broadway Avenue
#140 Minneapolis, MN 55411

AFC is a 501c3 nonprofit organization.
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