Teach clients about healthy eating and create nutritious menus.
There’s no denying that some people have a passion for cooking. They chop, sauté, and boil ingredients together with as much skill as an Auto Technician repairs cars, a Bartender mixes drinks, and a Writer writes. That combination of passion and skill makes Cooking Instructors the perfect Teacher for others to learn from.
As a Cooking Instructor, you want others to feel the satisfaction you feel when you bake a gorgeous dessert, present a quick and healthy dinner, or concoct a dish that suits the most finicky eater. You might even specialize in ethnic cuisine, organic cooking, or the use of non-dairy, gluten-free products.
Whatever your food choices, a job as a Cooking Instructor lets you communicate enthusiasm along with the ingredient list. After all, you might begin by teaching your students a recipe, but the goal is to teach them how to cook. That requires more than a step-by-step plan for making a meal. It means teaching them how to combine ingredients, experiment, and be creative!
Cooking Instructors come from a variety of backgrounds and work at a variety of locations. On a part-time basis, you might offer classes from home or a rented facility. Maybe a senior center, Parks and Recreation Department, or other community group sponsors you. Perhaps you spend your nights working as a Chef or Restaurant Owner, and your days sharing your knowledge with others.
However you do it, you gain the satisfaction of igniting a spark in your students, and they leave with a new skill under their belt.