School Food Garden-to-Cafe Internship, New York City

New York City Department of Education School Food Garden-to-Cafe Internship – Position Description

The Office of SchoolFood is seeking culinary interns for its Garden to Café Program. Garden to School Café is a program of NYC Department of Education, NYS Department of Agriculture & Markets and NYC Parks & Recreation, GrowNYC, and GreenThumb.  The program connects school gardens and school meals through lunchtime harvest events and educational activities.  The purpose is to increase students’ consumption of fresh vegetables and knowledge of healthful foods, farming and the local food system.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have professional culinary skills combined with the creative ability to handle fresh product in a variety of cafeteria settings. He/she must be self-motivated, highly organized, proactive, detailed oriented, creative and have good inter personal skills.

Responsibilities: Assisting with SF Garden to Café harvest events at various NYC schools; Hands on preparation and cooking of fresh produce with SF Chefs and field staff; Assisting with food and: training demonstrations in schools; Interacting with students, teachers, and administration during harvest events.

This is an outstanding opportunity for someone to use their culinary and nutrition skills to help students make healthier food choices. The internship is for October and November. If you are interested in applying for this position, contact: Whitney Reuling, SchoolFood Garden to Café Program, 44-36 Vernon Boulevard, 4th Floor, LIC, New York 11101, 718-707-4329. Visit our website @

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