Cooking for One Presenters – Hampshire and Dorset

We are looking for enthusiastic Cooks/ Chefs (amateur or professional) to demonstrate recipes to our members at our social clubs. The Cooking for One programme is designed to encourage older people to cook for themselves, introducing them to new ingredients, in easy to open packaging, purchasing and cooking in small quantities.

You will be joining a small team of like-minded individuals, all who have a passion for food and have an understanding of, and empathy with older people.


You should be a confident and competent cook, able to multi-task, good at time-management, and be willing to develop your communication and presentation skills. An ability to entertain whilst preparing food is an advantage!


  • Accessibility
    Dependant on Venue
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
    Financial support is given for demonstration ingredients as well as reimbursement of your out of pocket/travel expenses
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Recruitment Process
    Application form Interview Two satisfactory references
  • Training provided
    We provide all demonstrators with an induction, initial and ongoing food hygiene training.
  • Volunteer induction
    Brendoncare will provide you with a uniform and full set of equipment including: A white chef’s jacket with the Brendoncare logo; electrical a hob; blender and mixer; a set of cooking and serving utensils; disposable plates bowls and cutlery for serving the food samples on.
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

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Availability Details

The presenter’s hours are very flexible as clubs meet at different times, various locations and on varying days of the week. You will be presenting on average 1 session per month, with each session lasting 1 hour approx. (excluding preparation and travel). Your own transport is desirable.


This opportunity is available Countywide.

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