Product Development Coordinator

Sprout is an innovative food initiative that seeks to bring accessible healthy food options and healthy food education to food desserts across Ottawa. Through selling produce in corner stores already in place in communities and using the space to provide the food within walking distance of residents' homes. We work closely with Ottawa Public Health and working towards a more equitable world in terms of Canada's food security right here at home. 

The Sprout team's goals this year include:

1.     Developing a set of recipes that can be conveniently and affordably prepared using foods stocked in our participating convenience stores

2.     Building partnerships with local farmers and farmers' cooperatives, public health authorities, and nonprofit partners that work with our target clientele (i.e. the Food Bank, food pantries and soup kitchens)

3.     Launching the program in more convenient stores, potentially identifying a franchise chain that would be interested in the project

 

YOU WILL NEED:

●      Great team working abilities

●      Knowledge in health and nutrition

●      Knowledge in cooking and creating recipes

●      Have excellent time management skills

●      Knowledge on all Sprout products and their ingredients

IT WOULD BE GREAT IF YOU HAVE

●      Interest in nutrition

●      Passion for cooking and developing recipes

●      Experience cooking

●      A vehicle is ideal

YOU WILL BE WORKING ON THINGS LIKE:

●      Creating new recipes on roughly a monthly basis

●      Organizing when packing events should take place

●      Maintaining a relationship with packaging employee(s)

●      Packaging the recipes as needed

●      Working with our current partners to create and package recipes

●      Cooking meal kits for sampling events

●      Developing instruction recipe cards for meal kits

Enactus uOttawa

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