Dallas Hope Center - Culinary Creations Chef

Please note: Registering for this opportunity does not confirm your involvement. Please reach out to the Volunteer Lead of this event after registration to confirm additional details.

Event: Culinary Creations Workshop
Hope Dealer Role: Baker, Cook, Nutritionist

Date/Time: 8 Weeks, 1-3hrs per week. Based on flexible schedule
Location: Dallas Hope Center, Dallas, TX 75228
Located West of White Rock Lake. For the safety and privacy of our residents, the address will be provided upon assignment approval.

Summary: The Culinary Creations Workshop focuses on imparting essential life skills in Baking, Cooking, and Meal Preparation. This workshop is designed to teach individuals the art of creating delicious and nutritious meals, fostering independence, promoting a healthy lifestyle, as well as the occasional sweet tooth. Residents of the Hope Center will learn the fundamentals of baking, cooking, and meal preparations, gaining valuable skills that apply to everyday life.


  • Skill level: Intermediate to Master, as you will be teaching and guiding residents in these various art forms.
  • Commitment level: Minimum of 8 weeks long, with between 1 - 3 hours a week. Each of the different culinary form will either be taught once a week in a group type setting or multiple days through individual type setting. This can be flexible upon experience and level of commitment.
  • Comfortable interacting and teaching young adults, ages 18-24, in small group settings or individual setting
  • Create a supportive and positive group environment conducive to learning and personal growth.
  • Empathy and understanding of the challenges faced by the residents of the Hope Center.
  • Background check: All volunteers of the Hope Center must undergo a standard background check to ensure a safe and secure environment for all participants.


  • Culinary Qualification: Hope Dealers must demonstrate proficiency in the specific life skill in which they would like to instruct: Baking, Cooking, Meal Preparation.
  • Experience teaching in a group and/or one-on-one setting
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to prepare and deliver engaging and informative sessions
  • Reliable and committed to the full duration of the time requested.
  • Pass Background Check
  • Signed Confidentiality Agreement

Dress Code: comfortable clothing, closed-toed shoes, blue Hope Dealer shirt

Lead Contact: Jordan Rodriguez Torres
Phone: (469) 558-1197
Email: jtorres@dallashopecharities.org                   

Qualifications Required

  • Address Your Unconscious Biases Must be Completed
  • Background Check Must be Completed
  • Hope Center Confidentiality Agreement Must be Completed
  • Hope Dealer Handbook Must be I have read and ACCEPT all terms & condition within the Hope Dealer Handbook.
  • Introduction to Unconscious Bias Must be Completed
  • LGBTQ in the Workplace: Gender Identity vs. Sexual Orientation Must be Completed
  • Respect Ethnic & Racial Differences Must be Completed

Schedule Summary

This activity occurs between Monday, January 01, 2024 and Tuesday, December 31, 2024

  • Monday - All Day
  • Tuesday - All Day
  • Wednesday - All Day
  • Thursday - All Day
  • Friday - All Day
  • Saturday - All Day
  • Sunday - All Day