Become a Cookery Class Teacher

Our next Chef Training Program is happening in May 2023 and applications are welcome starting January 2023. London-based refugees, asylum seekers and migrants who meet the criteria can apply!

Hello, we are Migrateful!

Our chefs from all over the world are at the core of what we do. 

Our training program offers support for refugees, asylum seekers & migrants who are facing challenges in integrating and finding employment in the UK. It is designed to provide a community and bring out your best, most confident self who can successfully make the most delicious, amazingly authentic dishes from your home country and share those with others. 

We aim to take you on a journey from passionate home cook to confident cookery class teacher.

Migrateful Chefs- Habib

Reaching your full potential in & outside of the kitchen

The Migrateful Chef Training program involves a 2-year development plan that starts with an initial 12-week workshop.

We are welcoming you to a safe, nurturing environment where you can learn and develop valuable skills that will prepare you to teach a Migrateful cookery class and to share your story, culture, knowledge, cooking tips and secrets with the rest of the world.

More importantly, we will work together on growth areas you need support on so you will feel encouraged to take on life outside the kitchen.

Cookery Class Teacher

What are the benefits of joining the program?

  • Learn how to teach others to cook dishes from your cuisine
  • Improve your well-being, confidence & self-esteem
  • Develop your English speaking, storytelling & leadership skills
  • Build a supportive community & professional network
  • One-to-one support and signposting to other orgs
  • Earn £60-£100 for every class you teach if you have the right to work
  • Level 2 Food Hygiene Certificate (upon completion)
  • Opportunity to gain work experience and plan your own business / earning opportunities

What are the key criteria to be considered?

  • Must be over 18 years old
  • English Entry Level 2
  • Passion for cooking (no formal cooking or catering qualifications required)
  • Must be punctual, accurate in time-keeping & able to attend at least 90% of training sessions
  • Has reliable communication and organisation skills in terms of planning and creating menus
  • Must be respectful, kind, and open to meeting new people and learning new cuisines
  • Able to comply to food hygiene and health and safety laws

Next Chef Training Program in London: May 2023

We encourage you to send your applications as early as January 2023. We will also be holding open days that will allow you to get a better idea of what the experience is like from our chef development team and a Migrateful chef who has taken the journey with us.

What to expect at the open days:

  • An introduction and presentation from the Head of Chef Development, Omar Abourgebah
  • Q & A with one of the chefs who have completed the Chef Training Program
  • Cookery class hosted by one of our chefs, where we will all prepare and eat a delicious meal together.

How to apply

  • Fill in the form below
  • Provide a video introducing yourself, your cuisine and how to prepare your favourite dish (either upload as part of the form or email to chefapplications@migrateful.org)

If shortlisted, you will be invited for an interview either in-person or via Zoom.

Core dates
Applications Open Jan 2023 - April 2023
Open Days 9th & 16th of March 2023
Interviews April 2023
Migrateful Training Program

By the end of the training program, you will be ready to teach cookery classes for Migrateful which you will be paid for if you have the right to work. Once qualified you will be invited to teach at least two cookery classes a month. The class will be easily accessible by public transport in London.

The course will consist of 12 weeks of chef training on Mondays and Wednesdays from May 1st to July 12th. The training location is at the Migrateful Cookery School (address below).

Training dates recap
Days Mondays and Wednesdays
Hours 10AM - 4PM
Start date Monday, 1st of May
End date Wednesday, 12th of July
Location Migrateful Cookery School, 3 Corners Centre, Corporation Row, London EC1R 0HU
Please note Training is free to attend. Migrateful will reimburse travel expenses (up to £10) and pay for the cost of practice class ingredients (up to £70)

Also note: Migrateful supports those who have experienced forced migration; for reasons of persecution, war, or poverty. In light of our mission, we do not accept applications from nationals of democratically and economically developed countries.

If you have any other questions, or if you’re looking to refer someone or another organisation that can, please apply via the form below or email chefapplications@migrateful.org.

MIGRATEFUL COOKERY CLASS TEACHER TRAINING 2023 I APPLICATION FORM

Migrateful runs classes in London, Bristol, Brighton and Kent
Don't worry if you don't have the right to work, this information just helps us to understand how we can best help you
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