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Farm to Table Culinary Program Assistant

Jan 6, 2014
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The Sylvia Center at Katchkie Farm is seeking a part-time, seasonal Culinary Program Assistant for the 2014 growing season (April – November). In our outdoor kitchen, the Assistant will work with the Culinary Instructor to prepare for and conduct the culinary component of our farm to table educational programs which emphasize food literacy, nutrition, and the joy of eating fresh, seasonal produce. Primary duties will include the daily prepping of foods in advance of programs (or special events) and helping to teach children basic culinary skills.
 
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Farm to Table Garden Program Intern

Jan 6, 2014
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The Sylvia Center at Katchkie Farm is offering a 6-month internship for our Farm to Table Garden Program for the 2014 growing season (May – October). Working in collaboration with the Education Director and Farm-Based Culinary Instructor, the Garden Program Intern will learn to develop, prepare for, and eventually act as the lead instructor for the garden component of our farm to table educational programs. This individual will come to hold a leadership role in the management of the half-acre Children’s Garden, manage the care of animals on the farm, assist in leading volunteers in the field, help with the culinary portion of the program as needed, help conduct special on and off farm events and programs, and provide general operational and administrative support to the non-profit.
 
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Chef Instructors

Sep 28, 2012
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The Sylvia Center Chef Instructors are trained culinary professionals that demonstrate a passion and respect for sharing knowledge and enthusiasm with others about healthful, whole foods, how they are sourced, and the culinary process involved in creating beautiful meals from the ingredients. Our instructors maintain and strive to continuously improve culinary knowledge and skills. The Sylvia Center Chef Instructors impart their knowledge and passion with students through effective, clear communication as well as thorough lesson planning and participation.
 
If you are interested in working for The Sylvia Center, please contact Program Manager Whitney Reuling at whitney.reuling@sylviacenter.org or 212-337-6057.
 

Chef Assistants

Sep 28, 2012
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The Sylvia Center Chef Assistants play a crucial role in supporting Chef Instructors in delivering effective, engaging experiences for our students. They are responsible for much of the class preparation and will assist the chef in engaging and educating the students. Chef Assistants have the opportunity to inspire children to try new foods and learn new life skills, giving them encouraging feedback and gently helping those students who are struggling with new concepts or tasks.
 
If you are interested in working for The Sylvia Center, please contact Program Manager Whitney Reuling at whitney.reuling@sylviacenter.org or 212-337-6057.
 

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    Baked Pears with Yogurt, Honey, and Cinnamon Serves 12 (1/2 pear per person) Ingredients: 6 Bosc Pears, peeled, halved lengthwise, and cored 4 tablespoons salted butter, melted 2 cups yogurt 1/3 cup honey 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 12 fresh mint leaves 1. Preheat the oven to 400°F for 20 minutes. 2. Meanwhile, brush the pears with butter and place them, cut-side down on a parchment-line baking sheet. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Bake until the pears are caramelized and tender, about 40 minutes. 3. Transfer the pears onto a platter, cut-side up, and let cool. Fill each pear half with yogurt, drizzle with honey, and serve.
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