Adult Mentor Chef
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Revive and Thrive Project

Adult Mentor Chef

If you have whole food cooking experience, we’d love to have you join us as an adult mentor chef! You must love working with young people and have a sense of humor. Weekly on Wednesday: 11:00 - 4:00

Show me how to get started
We ask for a 12 week commitment to ease scheduling and training coordination. You can miss a time or two during this period. If you are unable to serve, the expectation would be to communicate your needed absence as soon as possible to the Program or Executive Director so a replacement can be found.
Commercial kitchen experience; at least 18 years of age; some heavy lifting may be needed; willing to take an online SafeServ Food Safety certification class
Grand Rapids
We are currently preparing meals at Crossroads Church located in downtown Grand Rapids, however, we will be moving soon to a new location. Some positions can be done from home. Delivery Angels pick up meals at our kitchen and deliver them throughout the Grand Rapids area
800 Scribner ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 800 Scribner ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Is This the Right Fit for Me?

Volunteers will ideally have a passion for healthy cooking and eating, and for serving our community. We love to have fun while working hard, so a (clean) sense of humor is appreciated! You may need to switch tasks quickly, so flexibility is needed. We do our best to have a full staff weekly, but occasionally unforeseen circumstances do arise, so there may be an occasion where we ask if you can stay late to help get meals out the door and delivered.

About Revive and Thrive Project

We support individuals and their families dealing with serious illness with free, delivered, and nutrient-rich meals along with a community of nurturing support. We involve young people as volunteer chefs who can experience the transforming power of serving and nurturing those in need while developing cooking and healthy eating skills. Educating the broader community about the connections between healthy food & healing is at the heart of what we do.

Contact the Organization

If you’re ready to ask some questions and get started, contact the Revive and Thrive Project directly.

What to Expect

You will need to complete a volunteer application and attend a volunteer orientation. Applications can be found by visiting our website or contacting our Program Director at