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Class assistant

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The class assistant ensures that each class runs smoothly so that participants receive the highest quality learning experience.


  • Arrive 60 minutes before class begins.
  • Help unload and arrange groceries and supplies.
  • Assemble take-home grocery bags for participants.
  • Set up classroom and kitchen space.
  • Assist chef and nutrition educator as needed with activities, visual aids and cooking.
  • Clean up and break down the classroom before leaving.

Skills preferred

  • Interest and comfort in working with low-income individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to work well with a team.
  • Ability to travel to class location.
  • Willingness to adhere to program policies and team decisions.

Time commitment

  • At least one hour for training and orientation with Cooking Matters®.
  • Approximately three hours per week for lesson preparation, travel time, class time, set-up and clean-up.
  • Must commit to all six weeks of the course.
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