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Culinary Specialist

Culinary Specialist

The Culinary Specialist supports the various work happening within our Healthy Food in Institutions program area. This work includes but is not limited to: “LoProCO” Local Procurement Colorado, Local School Food Purchasing Program, Earned Revenue projects (culinary and meal quality trainings), and Policy Initiatives. The Culinary Specialist is an integral member of our team and collaborates with local school districts, early childcare sites, other institutional food service programs, state agencies, local farmers and ranchers, and multiple partners around the state. The focus of our work is to transform local procurement efforts and strengthen connections between growers, local institutions, and their surrounding communities, revitalizing local and regional food systems, and providing critical calories and nourishing food to Coloradans. We also support institutional food service programs with trainings designed to enhance their meal programs and overall food service operations. The Culinary Specialist will be instrumental to these innovative and evolving programs by designing and implementing on-site technical assistance, trainings, and in-depth workshops. Moderate, in-state travel is necessary for this position depending on regional focus and technical assistance needs; out-of-state travel may be required in the future.

Culinary Specialist Job Description 2021