Sticky Fingers Cooking
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Fun Job & Different Than Traditional Work

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As a chef instructor, you bring the kitchen and the ingredients to your students. Never boring; management is approachable and available at the right time; however on your end it can be a barrier when there's extra hurdles to get phone service/internet to connect and communicate issues (student attendance related - which often happens when a parent doesn't realize to contact Sticky Fingers to report the after school absence) at the most ideal time. The staff of the schools and facilities where we teach are extremely supportive and are excited about the company 99% of the time. It is recommended and very beneficial to teach 2-4 classes weekly to master the recipes and get the most out of the ingredient stipend. You are not compensated for time outside of scheduled class. Having a good routine for cleaning and storing equipment, shopping for class, and making sure you are giving enough realistic time for travel is very important. There is additional compensation offered when training new employees, needing special ingredient substations for allergies, and for extra travel (must be discussed ahead of time); otherwise it appears every chef instructor is compensated the same.
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lots of unpaid 'side work'

ok for part time - lots of prep work involved that you're not paid for - not necessarily prepared for all contingencies by managers. kids can be great or not so much
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  • Inclusive work environment
  • Ability to learn new things

No day is ever the same

Working with kids you never know what you’re going to get. Cooking with kids opens so many doors. It allows kids to feel in control of what they’re eating because they are apart of the process. I really miss working for sticky fingers !


Individuality, short class times, flexibility


Pay, not having benefits, and it’s not full time
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Great Place for sporadic part time work

Hands on In Person Cooking classes for school age kids. Must enjoy teaching and interacting with kids. Pay is minimal for the work involved. No benefits available. Must LOVE teaching. Great for a limited schedule.


Interacting with the kids, great recipes


Minimal pay, No Benefits. No opportunity for advancement.
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Fun and entertaining part-time work

Sticky Fingers is actually a really fun organization to be involved with. The afterschool classes and camps I teach are all really enjoyable with a wide array of fun recipes, some of which I incorporate into my own cooking at home. The management is great and my supervisors go out of their way to ensure I have everything I need to feel as prepared as possible.
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Excellent Part time work

SFC provides a flexible schedule the you can accommodate around your life. You choose your schedule and you are in charge of your classes. You are provided with ample amounts of gear and knowledge to support you in teaching. This is an independent job, you are required to check in with the admin about schools and classes but you are in charge of organization and facilitation of your classes.


Excellent hours, great pay, flexible


Part time
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Typical after-school program

Sticky Fingers is good at what they do! They design and teach students about food, nutrition, and how to prepare food they most likely would not be exposed to otherwise. In a typical after-school class it goes fast and can be high stress. It is fun though for sure! They have grown a lot over the last few years. It has gotten better organized.


Flexibility of schedule, friendly


Lack of leadership roles
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Excellent Part Time side gig

Sticky Fingers Cooking is an amazing company. We offer after school classes teaching children to cook. It's energetic and creative fun. Your schedule is very freelance, with as many or as few short term commitment classes as you want to take on. Administration is always there to help whenever you need it.


Open scheduling


Class availability is mostly restricted to after school hours, so one class per day
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Poor management!

Sticky Fingers management does not communicate well. They all conflict with each other and talk to their employees like they are incompetent. The pay was really good, but not at all enough for the stress they caused. I would not recommend this job for anyone other than a stay at home mom that has nothing else going on.
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Incredible Job

This has been one of the best companies I have ever been in contact with. From the administrative team to the co-working that goes on with the schools and parents- it is all orchestrated very well. Teaching people about nutrition and cooking is one of the most important lessons we can share with one another; through Sticky Fingers Cooking individuals and groups all have the opportunity to learn how to cook or advance their skills in an extremely fun and promoting work-environment. Everything is DELICIOUS and comprehensive!! Its a win-win-win for everyone involved!


Amazing recipes, interesting expereinces, effective teaching and cooking skills enhanced
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it's an good place to work. good people to work for. good company.

Everything about the job was easy and fast to learn. Good food and fun place to work. I met alot of good people. I enjoy the job I did.


free lunch.


short breaks. no benefits.
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Fun and enjoyable work environment with children.

I teach my own cooking classes containing 8-15 kids three times a week before and after school. I love working with kids because they make my days interesting and keep my on my toes. However, I do miss working in an environment with coworkers who are around my age and I miss working more hours in the day.


Easygoing and making my own schedule.


Not enough hours in the week, no adults
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It was just fun

Always was fun going to work and knowing you are about to spend your next 8hrs workin with good people, The food was great and hospitality was 100%


Free meals after our rushes


Cant complain
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Based on 13 reviews

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4.4 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.3 out of 5 stars for Compensation/Benefits
3.3 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
4.3 out of 5 stars for Management
4.6 out of 5 stars for Culture

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