I just got the COOLEST job in the world!!!

Discussion in 'Food and nutrition' started by Jude, Apr 3, 2006.

  1. Jude

    Jude Guest

    I am SOOO excited!!

    I'm a special ed teacher by trade, but I've been off work on a medical
    leave for a couple months now. Over that time, I decided that I'm ready
    for a break from Special Ed for a little while.

    Starting May 1, I will be the Lead Teacher at a Children's cooking
    school called Young Chef's Academy. It's a school designed for
    after-school classes - think of all the soccer lessons, piano teachers,
    and art programs out there. Field trips, summer camps, Mommy and Me
    classes, birthday parties.

    The Academy provides all the lesson plans, organized into themes. I'll
    work with groups of about 15 kids for an hour and a half at a time,
    doing a main cooking activity and a few supplementary acitvites that
    have to do with food......learning about kitchen science, taste buds,
    etc.

    I'll be doing all the weekday classes and camps; I also anticipate
    being asked to train a few college students who will be running
    birthday parties on the weekends.

    Never thought I'd find a job that combines my love of teaching and my
    love of cooking! I ran an after-school cookig club for several years,
    until the city cut funding for after-school programs. But this is
    definitely more professional and on a grander scale.

    I can't wait!!!
     
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  2. Jude wrote:

    > Starting May 1, I will be the Lead Teacher at a Children's cooking
    > school called Young Chef's Academy. It's a school designed for
    > after-school classes - think of all the soccer lessons, piano teachers,
    > and art programs out there. Field trips, summer camps, Mommy and Me
    > classes, birthday parties.

    <snip>
    > Never thought I'd find a job that combines my love of teaching and my
    > love of cooking! I ran an after-school cookig club for several years,
    > until the city cut funding for after-school programs. But this is
    > definitely more professional and on a grander scale.
    >
    > I can't wait!!!


    Is that a full-time job? Seems like it would only be for a couple hours a
    day. Still, it sounds like it's very interesting and it has the potential
    for a LOT of job satisfaction.

    Bob
     
  3. Jude

    Jude Guest

    Bob Terwilliger wrote:

    > Is that a full-time job? Seems like it would only be for a couple hours a
    > day. Still, it sounds like it's very interesting and it has the potential
    > for a LOT of job satisfaction.
    >


    There is a full time Lead Teacher. We will have field trips,
    homeschooler classes, and Mommy & Me classes during the daytime. After
    school will be classes for ages 7-15, and a teen class as well. I'll be
    doing some office-y girl-friday stuff between classes: cleaning the
    kitchens, testing new lesson plans and recipes, handing any inquiries
    over the phone, doing any mailers or newsletters that need doing,
    handling retial business - they sell cutesy stuff for gifts. I'm going
    to be working 9 - 4 over the summer, and 10 - 7 during the fall. Mon -
    Fri. The training of college kids is for the weekend birthday parties;
    if I feel the need for more hours then weekends are an option for me
    but she's not making me work Sat or Sun.

    Of course, as a franchise that's starting, I have to hope that the
    owner is a good businesswoman and the shop doesn't fold or drop off
    business in the fall....... But she's thrilled to have found an
    employee who is invested in seeing her business become a huge success.
    Down the line my goal (in line with hers) is to manage the shop a year
    from now, when she's ready to open another franchise.

    Wish me luck!
     
  4. Nancy Young

    Nancy Young Guest

    "Jude" <[email protected]> wrote

    > Wish me luck!


    I am really happy for you, sounds like a job you can really
    sink your teeth into. Congratulations.

    nancy
     
  5. Dan Abel

    Dan Abel Guest

    In article <[email protected]>,
    "Jude" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I am SOOO excited!!
    >
    > I'm a special ed teacher by trade, but I've been off work on a medical
    > leave for a couple months now. Over that time, I decided that I'm ready
    > for a break from Special Ed for a little while.



    You need to be a "special" person to teach Special Ed. I know I
    couldn't do it. We have a grade school a block away from our house, and
    the county put in a little building with two classrooms. They have two
    teachers for a class of 20. These are the kids that can't be
    accommodated at the regular schools in the county.


    > Starting May 1, I will be the Lead Teacher at a Children's cooking
    > school called Young Chef's Academy. It's a school designed for
    > after-school classes - think of all the soccer lessons, piano teachers,
    > and art programs out there. Field trips, summer camps, Mommy and Me
    > classes, birthday parties.



    Neat! My wife has done some afterschool kitchen science courses. These
    were generally organized and funded by the PTA, although they charged
    for them. My wife really enjoyed them.

    --
    Dan Abel
    [email protected]
    Petaluma, California, USA
     
  6. Serene

    Serene Guest

    On 3 Apr 2006 17:43:21 -0700, "Jude" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Starting May 1, I will be the Lead Teacher at a Children's cooking
    >school called Young Chef's Academy. It's a school designed for
    >after-school classes - think of all the soccer lessons, piano teachers,
    >and art programs out there. Field trips, summer camps, Mommy and Me
    >classes, birthday parties.


    Excellent!

    serene
     
  7. On 3 Apr 2006 17:43:21 -0700, "Jude" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >I am SOOO excited!!
    >
    >Starting May 1, I will be the Lead Teacher at a Children's cooking
    >school called Young Chef's Academy. It's a school designed for
    >after-school classes - think of all the soccer lessons, piano teachers,
    >and art programs out there. Field trips, summer camps, Mommy and Me
    >classes, birthday parties.
    >
    >The Academy provides all the lesson plans, organized into themes. I'll
    >work with groups of about 15 kids for an hour and a half at a time,
    >doing a main cooking activity and a few supplementary acitvites that
    >have to do with food......learning about kitchen science, taste buds,
    >etc.
    >
    >Never thought I'd find a job that combines my love of teaching and my
    >love of cooking! I ran an after-school cookig club for several years,
    >until the city cut funding for after-school programs. But this is
    >definitely more professional and on a grander scale.
    >
    >I can't wait!!!


    I don't blame you! This sounds just wonderful. Please keep us posted
    on how things go. :eek:)

    Peace,
    Carol
     
  8. Jude

    Jude Guest

    Damsel in dis Dress wrote:

    > >I can't wait!!!

    >
    > I don't blame you! This sounds just wonderful. Please keep us posted
    > on how things go. :eek:)
    >


    Oh, when I'm excited about me, I can go on and on about something. When
    my BF and daughter are ready for me to shut up already, I'll come type
    about how awesome a job this is gonna be. I've never been so excited
    for the first day of work! (well, not entirely true. same way i always
    felt about the first day of school and a new class.)

    The best thing about this, though, is that I can step away from No
    Child Left Behind, which is putting unreasonable pressure on teachers
    without the backing resources necessary to obtain the desired results.
    I'm tired of teaching to the test, and having my contract directly ties
    to my test scores. Some kids with learning disabilities will simply NOT
    show results on a fill-in-the-bubble test no matter what I do. Fire me.
    You're not going to find someone who can make it happen. That;s part of
    some childrens' disabilities!

    So here we can concentrate on having FUN and the kids can learn kitchen
    safety, proper ingredient storage and handling (this is the older kids,
    of course. the mommy and me's will make pizza and play dough and
    gingerbread houses.). I love to talk about nutrition, we teach table
    setting and manners and all the stuff that many people feel kids are
    missing out on at today's McMeals.

    I meet with the owner tomorrow to firm up details and get an exact
    starting date. I'll be sure to give you details =)
     
  9. Jude wrote:

    > Of course, as a franchise that's starting, I have to hope that the
    > owner is a good businesswoman and the shop doesn't fold or drop off
    > business in the fall....... But she's thrilled to have found an
    > employee who is invested in seeing her business become a huge success.
    > Down the line my goal (in line with hers) is to manage the shop a year
    > from now, when she's ready to open another franchise.
    >
    > Wish me luck!


    It sounds fantastic, and I wish you the best of luck in a rewarding career.

    Bob
     
  10. Dan Goodman

    Dan Goodman Guest

    Jude wrote:

    > I am SOOO excited!!
    >
    > I'm a special ed teacher by trade, but I've been off work on a medical
    > leave for a couple months now. Over that time, I decided that I'm
    > ready for a break from Special Ed for a little while.
    >
    > Starting May 1, I will be the Lead Teacher at a Children's cooking
    > school called Young Chef's Academy. It's a school designed for
    > after-school classes - think of all the soccer lessons, piano
    > teachers, and art programs out there. Field trips, summer camps,
    > Mommy and Me classes, birthday parties.
    >
    > The Academy provides all the lesson plans, organized into themes. I'll
    > work with groups of about 15 kids for an hour and a half at a time,
    > doing a main cooking activity and a few supplementary acitvites that
    > have to do with food......learning about kitchen science, taste buds,
    > etc.
    >
    > I'll be doing all the weekday classes and camps; I also anticipate
    > being asked to train a few college students who will be running
    > birthday parties on the weekends.
    >
    > Never thought I'd find a job that combines my love of teaching and my
    > love of cooking! I ran an after-school cookig club for several years,
    > until the city cut funding for after-school programs. But this is
    > definitely more professional and on a grander scale.
    >
    > I can't wait!!!



    Congratulations!

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  11. -L.

    -L. Guest

    Jude wrote:
    > I am SOOO excited!!
    >
    > I'm a special ed teacher by trade, but I've been off work on a medical
    > leave for a couple months now. Over that time, I decided that I'm ready
    > for a break from Special Ed for a little while.
    >
    > Starting May 1, I will be the Lead Teacher at a Children's cooking
    > school called Young Chef's Academy. It's a school designed for
    > after-school classes - think of all the soccer lessons, piano teachers,
    > and art programs out there. Field trips, summer camps, Mommy and Me
    > classes, birthday parties.
    >
    > The Academy provides all the lesson plans, organized into themes. I'll
    > work with groups of about 15 kids for an hour and a half at a time,
    > doing a main cooking activity and a few supplementary acitvites that
    > have to do with food......learning about kitchen science, taste buds,
    > etc.
    >
    > I'll be doing all the weekday classes and camps; I also anticipate
    > being asked to train a few college students who will be running
    > birthday parties on the weekends.
    >
    > Never thought I'd find a job that combines my love of teaching and my
    > love of cooking! I ran an after-school cookig club for several years,
    > until the city cut funding for after-school programs. But this is
    > definitely more professional and on a grander scale.
    >
    > I can't wait!!!


    Pay attention to the section that discusses vegetarian dishes. Please
    note that a fish is not a vegetable.

    HTH,
    -L.
     
  12. -L wrote:

    > Please note that a fish is not a vegetable.


    ....and ketchup *is* a vegetable. It's even used in many Pad Thai recipes
    (thus I neatly tie two of Jude's threads together).

    And -L, I'm truly sorry, but you seem to bring out a very evil sense of
    humor in me: When I first read the passage I quoted above, my immediate
    thought was, "Um...there's gotta be a joke about Christopher Reeve, Terri
    Schiavo, or Karen Ann Quinlan -- remember her? -- in there."

    Bob
     
  13. Jude

    Jude Guest

    Bob Terwilliger wrote:
    >
    > ...and ketchup *is* a vegetable. It's even used in many Pad Thai recipes
    > (thus I neatly tie two of Jude's threads together).
    >


    Yuk - ketchup in Pad Thai??

    Luckily, Reagan's dead. Considering ketchup to be a nutritious part of
    kids' meals was his idea. Even he might roll over in his grave at the
    idea of ketchup on pad thai!!

    -L, sorry you're jealous of me - again. I seem to just be too cool for
    you to keep up with.
     
  14. On 3 Apr 2006 17:43:21 -0700, "Jude" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >I am SOOO excited!!
    >
    >I'm a special ed teacher by trade, but I've been off work on a medical
    >leave for a couple months now. Over that time, I decided that I'm ready
    >for a break from Special Ed for a little while.
    >
    >Starting May 1, I will be the Lead Teacher at a Children's cooking
    >school called Young Chef's Academy. It's a school designed for
    >after-school classes - think of all the soccer lessons, piano teachers,
    >and art programs out there. Field trips, summer camps, Mommy and Me
    >classes, birthday parties.
    >
    >The Academy provides all the lesson plans, organized into themes. I'll
    >work with groups of about 15 kids for an hour and a half at a time,
    >doing a main cooking activity and a few supplementary acitvites that
    >have to do with food......learning about kitchen science, taste buds,
    >etc.
    >
    >I'll be doing all the weekday classes and camps; I also anticipate
    >being asked to train a few college students who will be running
    >birthday parties on the weekends.
    >
    >Never thought I'd find a job that combines my love of teaching and my
    >love of cooking! I ran an after-school cookig club for several years,
    >until the city cut funding for after-school programs. But this is
    >definitely more professional and on a grander scale.
    >
    >I can't wait!!!


    I hope it's as much fun as you think it's going to be :) Good luck! It
    DOES sound like fun...
     
  15. "Jude" <[email protected]> hitched up their panties and posted
    news:[email protected]:

    > I am SOOO excited!!
    >
    > I'm a special ed teacher by trade, but I've been off work on a medical
    > leave for a couple months now. Over that time, I decided that I'm ready
    > for a break from Special Ed for a little while.
    >
    > Starting May 1, I will be the Lead Teacher at a Children's cooking
    > school called Young Chef's Academy. It's a school designed for
    > after-school classes - think of all the soccer lessons, piano teachers,
    > and art programs out there. Field trips, summer camps, Mommy and Me
    > classes, birthday parties.


    Congrats Jude. Sounds like an awesome job. I just got a new job in
    January too. It's way off base from my IT career but I just love it. I
    only work part time but the job is awesome.

    Michael


    --
    "The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she
    served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been
    found."

    --Calvin Trillin
     
  16. jake

    jake Guest

    I envy you!

    Congratulations & have fun!
     
  17. Dean G.

    Dean G. Guest

    Jude wrote:

    >
    > Wish me luck!


    Why ? You don't need no steekin' luck ! This isn't the perfect job, you
    just happen to be the perfect person for this job.

    Congratulations,

    Dean G.
     
  18. Jude

    Jude Guest

    Dean G. wrote:
    This isn't the perfect job, you
    > just happen to be the perfect person for this job.
    >



    AAwww, shucks. That's the nicest thing anyone's said to me all day!!!
     
  19. -L.

    -L. Guest

    Jude wrote:
    >
    > -L, sorry you're jealous of me - again. I seem to just be too cool for
    > you to keep up with.


    Yes, I'm really jealous of a dingbat who doesn't know a fish from a
    vegetable...
    -L.
     
  20. biig

    biig Guest

    Jude wrote:
    >
    > I am SOOO excited!!
    >
    > I'm a special ed teacher by trade, but I've been off work on a medical
    > leave for a couple months now. Over that time, I decided that I'm ready
    > for a break from Special Ed for a little while.
    >
    > Starting May 1, I will be the Lead Teacher at a Children's cooking
    > school called Young Chef's Academy. It's a school designed for
    > after-school classes - think of all the soccer lessons, piano teachers,
    > and art programs out there. Field trips, summer camps, Mommy and Me
    > classes, birthday parties.
    >
    > The Academy provides all the lesson plans, organized into themes. I'll
    > work with groups of about 15 kids for an hour and a half at a time,
    > doing a main cooking activity and a few supplementary acitvites that
    > have to do with food......learning about kitchen science, taste buds,
    > etc.
    >
    > I'll be doing all the weekday classes and camps; I also anticipate
    > being asked to train a few college students who will be running
    > birthday parties on the weekends.
    >
    > Never thought I'd find a job that combines my love of teaching and my
    > love of cooking! I ran an after-school cookig club for several years,
    > until the city cut funding for after-school programs. But this is
    > definitely more professional and on a grander scale.
    >
    > I can't wait!!!


    All the best...it sounds like a dream job....Sharon
     
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