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Join The Food Connection Kitchen Crew

We’re often in need of a few good students to join our staff. You don’t need to be a top chef, just eager to learn and ready to work.

We have opportunities for students to log 5-20 hours per pay period helping us run our learning kitchen. Shifts are available with flexible hours during the day and some after 5 PM.

Join us if you:

  • Love food and cooking, and are eager to learn more skills
  • Enjoy flexible hours and working with public events
  • Want to build your professional networks around food systems
  • Work well in a fast-paced environment

Responsibilities include:

  • Dish duty
  • Kitchen event set up and clean up
  • General kitchen duties like organizing, cleaning, and light office errands
  • Providing excellent customer service during interactions with on and off campus community members
  • Light food preparation


  • Upbeat attitude!
  • Reliable transportation to campus
  • Availability for one early Friday morning event once per month
  • Attend orientation when offered
  • Ability to be self-directed and work with minimal supervision
  • Previous food experience a plus, but not required

Additional opportunities arise for our student workers, and there are also plenty of left-over snacks as a bonus. Contact Chef Tanya with any questions you have or to apply:

Contact Information

Ashton Potter Wright
Director, The Food Connection

440 Hilltop Avenue Lexington, KY 40506