Basic Catering / Pastry Tutor for Adolescents and Young People Job in Nigeria

 We are an indigenous non-profit and non-governmental organization with Head Office in Abuja and field offices in several locations across Nigeria. We are in the business of saving lives, making life more meaningful and productive for all Nigerians and especially for people living with; and affected by HIV. It is an organization built on strong core values, we believe strongly in commitment, innovation, inspiring leadership, and partnerships.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Basic Catering / Pastry Tutor for Adolescents and Young People

Location: Mushin, Lagos
Employment Type: Short-Term Hire
Duration: 3 months

Job Summary

  • We are seeking a talented and enthusiastic Basic Catering / Pastry Tutor to join our team, specializing in providing hands-on culinary education to adolescents and young children.
  • This role involves teaching basic baking and cooking skills, fostering creativity, and instilling a love for food and cooking in young learners.
  • The ideal candidate will have a passion for pastry and catering, excellent communication skills, and a knack for engaging with young individuals. Past beneficiaries of the AYP hub in Mushin are especially encouraged to apply.

Culinary Instruction:

  • Develop and implement age-appropriate curriculum and lesson plans for pastry and catering classes targeted at adolescents and young children.
  • Teach fundamental baking and cooking techniques, including measuring ingredients, mixing, baking, and decorating.
  • Demonstrate recipes and cooking methods in a clear and engaging manner, encouraging active participation and hands-on learning.

Menu Planning and Recipe Development:

  • Create a variety of fun and nutritious recipes suitable for young learners, considering dietary restrictions and preferences.
  • Collaborate with students to brainstorm ideas for menus and recipes, encouraging creativity and exploration in the kitchen.

Kitchen Safety and Hygiene:

  • Instruct students on proper kitchen safety procedures, including handling equipment, using knives, and practicing sanitation.
  • Emphasize the importance of food safety and hygiene practices, such as hand washing, proper storage, and temperature control.

Nutrition Education:

  • Educate students about the nutritional value of different ingredients and the importance of balanced eating habits.
  • Incorporate discussions on healthy eating and food choices into lessons, promoting awareness of nutrition and wellness.

Culinary Events and Projects:

  • Organize culinary events, such as bake sales, cooking competitions, and themed parties, to showcase students' skills and accomplishments.
  • Lead collaborative cooking projects and group activities to encourage teamwork, communication, and creativity among students.

Mentorship and Support:

  • Provide encouragement, guidance, and constructive feedback to students, helping them build confidence and develop their culinary skills.
  • Foster a positive and inclusive learning environment where all students feel supported and valued.

The Pastry and Catering Tutor for Adolescents and Young Children should possess the following qualifications:

  • Higher Diploma/Diploma in culinary arts from a recognized institution.
  • Certification such as Certified Executive Pastry Chef or Certified Culinary Educator is a plus.
  • At least 3 years of experience in the catering industry before transitioning to teaching.
  • A certificate in teaching adolescents and young people is an added advantage.


  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to engage and connect with young persons.
  • Expertise in the principles and practices of baking and catering.
  • Practical experience and knowledge in the catering industry.
  • Ability to design and deliver effective lessons to students.
  • Patience, empathy, and a genuine passion for working with adolescents and young people.

Additional Requirements:

  • Willingness to undergo background checks and any necessary certifications related to working with children.
  • Availability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends, to accommodate class schedules and events.

Application Closing Date
16th May, 2024.

    Method of Application
    Interested and qualified candidates should:
    Click here to apply online
    Submit their current CV and Suitability Statement (not more than 200 words indicating position and location) in Microsoft Word format to: using the JOB TITLE, LOCATION, AND APPLICANT FULL NAME as the subject of the email e.g. Basic Catering / Pastry Tutor for Adolescents and Young People - Lagos, ADESUWA NWACHUKWU


    • It is important to apply via the link and the mail, as applications sent to ONLY the email address will be considered invalid.
    • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted to advance to the next stage of the selection process
    • Qualified Locals and residents of these locations are encouraged to apply
    • Applications are reviewed in the order of arrival, and we reserve the right to close the offer before the term initially indicated if suitable applications are received.