Culinary Tourism Alliance seeks Program Coordinator

Seeking: Part-Time Feast On® Program Coordinator Position Available: 1 Reports to: Feast On® Program Manager Location: 550 Bayview Ave, Suite 402 Toronto, On M4W3X8 Hours: Part Time (24 hours per week) Compensation: Hourly
Application deadline: August 17, 2018 Application start date: September 17, 2018
About CTA: Food serves to connect us with the land, our heritage and the people around us. It is a diverse and dynamic channel for sharing stories, forming relationships and building communities. By combining local food and drink with travel, food tourism offers both locals and tourists alike an authentic taste of our bountiful province while contributing to a sustainable world economy. By bridging the gap between the food and travel industries, we are strengthening the links between the viticulture, agriculture, and aquaculture sectors to the hospitality sector to promote the growth of food tourism. Our work lies in developing strong relationships between growers, chefs, processors, restaurateurs, accommodation providers, distributors, government and industry organizations. But above all, we act as the leading voice to share Ontario’s culinary stories with passion and pride. The Culinary Tourism Alliance is leading efforts in research, education and product development to promote the growth of the industry. About Feast On®: Feast On® is a foodservice certification program that is awarded to restaurants that can prove significant procurement of Ontario foods and beverages. Feast On® provides educational opportunities to the designees to assist them in increasing their procurement from Ontario growers and producers. It provides a network connecting designees to growers and producers that are primed to sell to them. The Feast On® certification assures visitors and locals alike that when they dine at these establishments, they are getting an authentic taste of Ontario. A glimpse at the role: The Feast On® Program Coordinator will support certification and activation of venues, as well as support program deliverables to stakeholders. Things you will be responsible for:
  • Assist in coordination of Feast On® certifications, as well as Venue, Preferred Purveyor and Partner activation and fulfillment
  • Work with Feast On® Manager to ensure relevant information is recorded, maintained and up to date
  • Support Feast On® applications as directed
  • Support Feast On® verification reviews as directed
  • Implement the Feast On ® Certification Activation for newly certified restaurants
  • Implement the Feast On® certification activation for renewing certified restaurants
  • Implement the Feast On® certification fulfillment
  • Assist the Feast On® Manager with relevant support and maintenance of strategic partnerships
  • Provide administration support for the Feast On® program
  • Assist in Feast On® event coordination as directed
  • Assist with recruitment of Feast On® restaurants and Preferred Purveyors to participate in events, including Chef Curation agreements
  • Attend and participate at Feast On® events as required
  • Assist with preparation of the monthly Feast On® e-newsletter and other communications
The things you can’t believe you’ll be getting paid to do:
  • Have a hand in reshaping the way visitors and locals alike experience a true taste of Ontario
  • Put more Ontario food and beverage on menus across the province
  • Help the foodservice industry make connections to exciting new local food businesses and distributors
  • Put your professional and personal strengths to work in a growing and dynamic organization
Required Education and Experience:
  • Demonstrated experience with program planning and evaluation
  • Strong computer skills, including familiarity with G Suite, Microsoft Office Suite and WordPress. Photoshop and InDesign familiarity an asset.
  • Experience with social media (Facebook, Instagram & Twitter) content creation (photos, short videos, captions, etc.)
  • Knowledge of Ontario agriculture and foodservice sector
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, with the ability to communicate with various stakeholders
  • Troubleshooting and creative problem-solving
  • Desire to improve Ontario’s food culture
  • Strong organizational skills, time-management skills, and detail-orientation
  • Ability to tackle multiple projects simultaneously and work in a fast-acting manner
Nice-to-haves:
  • Valid Ontario driver’s license
  • Bilingual in English & French
  • Passion for nutritious and delicious food, an excellent palate, and exceptional sensory skills
  • Demonstrated sales experience

Please email info@ontarioculinary.com your résumé and cover letter, including salary expectations, explaining why you’d be a great fit for this role! The CTA is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from diverse backgrounds and communities. No phone calls, please. We’ll contact applicants that fit the bill and invite them in for an interview.  
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