CookUnity is the first ever chef-to-consumer platform. Connecting a diverse group of talented chefs with busy food lovers, we’re elevating the at-home dining experience. On a quest to unlock the world’s best food creators and bring their meals to the masses, CookUnity is home to more than 35 of NYC and LA’s most talented chefs. Through a weekly subscription, consumers can select from a robust and ever-changing menu of handcrafted meals that cater to a wide variety of palates and dietary preferences.

Delivering more than 3.5M meals per year and growing 5x YoY, CookUnity is also helping Chefs double their income and build their own teams under their personal brands.

Believing that healthy food fuels stronger communities, CookUnity contributes to an ongoing partnership and donation with the Food Bank For New York City, the city’s major hunger-relief organization working to end food poverty across all five boroughs. 

A growing startup with kitchens in Brooklyn and Los Angeles, CookUnity reaches subscribers throughout the country, with ambitious expansion planned for 2021.

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What we're looking for

We're looking for a Culinary Manager responsible for setting up the ongoing day-to-day operation of our new kitchen located in Chicago, representing CookUnity as the face and voice of the brand and a culture setter for new hires.

The Role

As part of the founding team in Chicago, you will be working closely with the Expansion Manager helping setting up the kitchen, hire and train new employees and have an active role in our chef recruiting process.

Success for this role is to become a partner, an ally, to our chef community making sure they have everything they need to execute an optimal menu strategy. Key to the role will also be positioning kitchen operations for growth.

On a daily basis, you'll be responsible for recipe consistency & development, food safety, quality control, and packaging training. You will also be responsible for the successful packaging and execution of allergy meals, which requires close attention to detail.

This is a full-time hire.

Responsibilities

  • Help hire, train and manage kitchen staff, organizing their scheduled work shifts
  • Manage daily & weekly workflow, pace and efficiency of the team. Maintain weekly and monthly cost reports
  • Order materials, supplies, and ingredients based on demand. Monitor inventory levels and perform weekly inventory counts
  • Oversee the food preparation and cooking process
  • Store all food products in compliance with health and safety regulations. Ensure the kitchen is clean and organized
  • Collaborate with recipe testing and Chef's onboarding

Qualifications

  • A minimum of 5 years experience in Food Manufacturing, High Volume Commercial Kitchen,
  • In-depth knowledge of kitchen health and safety regulations
  • Experience working with and sourcing local, sustainable & organic ingredients
  • Ability to work well in a stressful and fast-paced environment
  • Excellent problem-solving and conflict management abilities
  • Outstanding communication and organizational skills. Being able to speak conversational Spanish is strongly preferred.
  • You should be able to travel at least 1 week to our HQ in NYC to receive training before we launch
  • FoodServe License

Benefits

  • Health Insurance coverage
  • PTO & Paid sick days
  • Compassionate, Caregiver, or Bereavement Leave: 3 – 5 days each time the need arises.
  • Parental Leave: 12 weeks at full pay for primary caregiver and 4 weeks for secondary caregiver
  • Access to a nutritional coach to help you build a healthy lifestyle
  • A generous amount of CookUnity credits to enjoy our amazing meals added to your account, monthly

If you’re interested in this role, please submit your application and if we think you might be a fit, we'll get in touch with you. Thank you for your time!

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