Join my cooking school translating cooking classes and foodtours in Jocotenango Antigua

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Guatemala

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  • Description

    Description

    {!} CONTACT THIS HOST IN SPANISH {!}
    I am Joaquín, 100% chapin (Guatemalan) and I would like to share our wonderful culture with you. I love to cook, dance, spend time with my friends and family and work on my project the cooking school. I live in a beautiful colonial house in Jocotenango with a grand terrace and view to volcano Agua. I share the same street with my whole family, though each one of us has their own house. Every Sunday we all have lunch together.
    The cooking school is located on the first floor of my house. We are in the process of adding a new kitchen on the rooftop terrace. I work with a local chef, my cousin. Most of our clients are foreigners therefore I need help translating the classes and food tours from Spanish to English. I am always looking how to improve the experience of our classes and tours, and love to have creative input and help from international volunteers. Another of my main goals is learning English so any help would be highly appreciated.
    Last but not least this workaway is 100% ‘covivencia chapina’: live and experience the local life.


    UPDATE:
    Looking for enthusiastic translators, designers, photographers, marketing and social media geniuses.
    Fluency in Spanish is a must.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Helping with Tourists
    Charity work
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    {!} CONTACT HOST IN SPANISH {!}
    The volunteers will learn to prepare traditional Guatemalan dishes and live in a Guatemala household and learn the Guatemala daily way of life. We will go to the markets, Antigua, visit other neighboringtowns and enjoy family time together.

  • Help

    Help

    AT LEAST TWO WEEKS OF VOLUNTEERING NEEDED
    {!} CONTACT HOST IN SPANISH {!}
    I am looking for enthusiastic, sociable and active volunteers. Volunteers have to be able to speak fluent Spanish and English. Interest in the local cuisine and be interacting with clients is a must.
    The main job of the volunteer will be translating the cooking classes and food tours. Talk with the clients and assist them whenever needed. Also we ask you to help with the preparation of each class: shopping, cleaning, setting up the kitchen ánd afterwards cleaning up the kitchen, dirty dishes and so on. We pick up our clients from Antigua either by truck, or chickenbus or tuck tuck. The volunteer will accompany them.
    Next to translating and assisting in the classes and tours I am looking for volunteers with the following skills:
    1. English - need help learning English, level beginner.
    2. Marketing - establish a good marketing plan for the cooking school.
    3. Social media - maintain virtual profile of the school.
    4. Photography - snap some good pictures of every class and tour’s atmosphere.
    5. Carpeting - help me with the design and efficient kitchen on the rooftop of recycled wood.
    6. Maintenance - painting the house for example.
    7. Artists - in search of and artist whom can paint a beautiful chapin scenery mural in the cooking school.
    8. Designers - design new flyers, useful kitchen cabinets and so on.
    9. Garden pioneers - need help with the new rooftop garden and compost area.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Español / English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    {!} CONTACT HOST IN SPANISH {!}
    The volunteers will stay in a private room in my colonial house in Jocotenango. We share the bathroom and kitchen. I have good working WiFi. You can use the kitchens, terrace and patio. Everything is on walking distance: shops, supermarkets and markets here in Jocotenango. Also Antigua is easily reached by foot - especially if you like to walk - it takes about 30 to 40 minutes. By bus more or less 15 minutes depending the traffic, costing 2Q. Also you can travel by tuck tuck, costing 15 to 20Q. I do have some bicycles volunteers can use, cycling you will be a lot faster!
    Jocotenango is close to Antigua, Guatemala well known touristic colonial hotspot. You therefore will be able to enjoy the very typical Guatemala life without the touristic prices of Antigua and still be close to the town.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    {!} CONTACT HOST IN SPANISH {!}
    Volteers can enjoy beauty of Antigua Guatemala, discover the bars and clubs, explore the majestuous ruins and churches. Also you can travel to other places nearby, get to know indigenous communities and so on.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week










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