Position: Research Technician Intern – Food Processing (IRAP Youth Funding Grant)
Organization: ChocoSol Traders
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Eligibiliy: 30 or younger
Chocosol transforms cacao, the food of the gods, into small-batch, bean-to-bar, artisanal chocolate. Our cacao is sourced directly from growers in Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, and Ecuador. We are passionate about what we do and in developing long-term relationships with our growers, local community partners, international horizontal trading network, and our Chocosol team.
We have emerged as a learning community social enterprise out of two decades of inter-cultural research with Indigenous communities in Mexico and other countries where cacao grows. Looking at traditional ecological knowledge practices and crops, Chocosol seeks to develop recipes and products that are delicious, ecologically grown, healthy, nutritious and allergen-free (major allergens only) and made in a cradle-to-cradle approach employing energy efficient practices.
The food processing intern will assist in the documentation, implementation and development of our ChocoSoil and rooftop gardens project. A key purpose for this role will be to development of recipes using local sustainable food crops (including yields from the rooftop garden), research and work with Indigenous food crops, and polycultures. The candidate should have an eye of the scaling of recipes, and an understanding of processes and labour efficiencies while employing best culinary practices.
Employee will be reporting to the main Project Lead and Production Manager
Work will primarily be conducted at Chocosol’s St. Clair Ave West store and production kitchens. The candidate will likely spend some time at the production warehouse for training.
Full-time 37.5 hours per week – includes scheduled work on weekends.
Compensation: $17.78 per hour
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This contract position will comprise 3 phases:
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We thank all applicants for their interest in Chocosol. However, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: May 4 2021 ID: 59723