CookUnity is the first Chef-Direct Subscription service—a chef-to-food lover marketplace connecting the country's most talented chefs with eaters (consumers). We’re changing meal delivery by bringing small-batch, restaurant-quality meals to eaters across the country. Every week, a diverse collective of all-star chefs craft their signature, ready-to-eat dishes for an elevated at-home dining experience.

CookUnity is home to more than 50 of NYC, LA, Austin, Chicago and Atlanta's most inspired and innovative chefs. Through a weekly subscription, eaters can select from a diverse, ever-changing menu of hundreds of hand-crafted meals. Our chefs create dishes that cater to a wide variety of palates and dietary preferences, so the best part of dining out can be enjoyed by everyone.

Delivering more than 5M meals per year and growing 4x YoY, CookUnity is also helping improve the livelihood of working chefs, doubling their income, enabling the growth of their own teams and personal brands. And believing that healthy food fuels stronger communities, CookUnity partners with Food Bank For New York City, the city’s major hunger-relief organization, working to end food insecurity across all five boroughs.

A growing startup with kitchens in Brooklyn, Los Angeles, Chicago, Austin and Atlanta, CookUnity reaches subscribers throughout the country, with ambitious national expansion planned for 2022.

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What we're looking for

The Chef Community is at the core of what we do at CookUnity. We are looking for a Chef Community Manager to help us scale the growth and engagement on our national platform for Chef-creators.

Our Chef collective consists of over 50 Chefs cooking in kitchens located across 5 markets in the United States, with plans for many more Chefs and kitchens in 2022. You'll join the Chef and Menu Success team to partner with Chefs, their teams, and internal stakeholders to broaden the community's purpose, mission, and membership experience. We believe that CU's Chef community should grow into a large, empowering group of chefs that fosters a sense of belonging not only in the kitchen but as a broader network of support and mentorship. We are looking for a Community Manager to join our team and help us accelerate the community growth and engagement necessary to achieve these goals!

You are very passionate about building healthy, inspiring and inclusive creator communities. Ideally, you have managed a creator or freelancer community before and know how to communicate and connect with these audiences, particularly in regards to food and cooking! The ideal candidate is someone who is outgoing and empathetic by nature, and has a strong drive to foster connections amongst a diverse community.

This will be a project-based role, with a minimum of 90-days, and an opportunity for a full-time role, post 90-day period.



The Chef Community Manager will focus on CU Chef community growth and engagement. Key project areas:

    • Writing the playbook for the community membership journey: You will improve and formalize the process from initiation (and all that this entails) to defining best practices and ongoing rituals
    • Setting and tracking community growth metrics and sharing the results with the stakeholders of the team, particularly as it applies to measuring Chef engagement - participation in Community Manager-driven initiatives, events, and interactions with the Platform overall (event attendance, referrals, new meals, amount of marketing collaboration, chef-eater connection, etc...)
    • Establishing methods for monitoring and managing communities day-to-day to ensure their long-term success
    • Identifying and operationalizing the best communication channels for internal and external communication within the community
    • Engaging with Chefs to build relationships, learn, discover and report on which aspects of the community are the most meaningful to members and provide actionable recommendations for expanding on those findings
    • Discovering and sharing community-relevant content, information, updates, educational material, news, etc...
    • Organizing and leading at least one small-lift work-removed community event per market, per quarter (Breakfast with the local management team, giveaways, dinners, etc...) one medium-lift community event per market per semester (meetups, town halls, parties, rewards programs, etc...) and one national event per year
    • Creating programs and initiatives that promote and incentivize community engagement
    • Expanding the community rings to our eaters! Develop creative methods, initiatives and events that elevate the Chef-to-Eater connection and reforce a multi-directional brand presence for CookUnity, both online and in-person, CookUnity brand as a platform to connecting Chefs to each other, CookUnity and CU eaters.


  • You are able to frame the right problem, generate and prioritize ideas, involving key stakeholders in the process
  • You have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, especially when it comes to articulating not only the values and meaning of our community, but how it relates to the business as a whole, including subscribers
  • You are DO-er. You get things done with others and across teams with a solutions-first approach.
  • You have a growth mindset - you love finding new ways to bring new people into the community, you set targets for your work and feel driven to hit them. You are interested in technology and are not afraid to spend some time learning technical terms and using them when communicating with community members.
  • Experience in building and managing developer communities (preferably open source)
  • Strong communication skills (oral and written)
  • Experience in monitoring community communication channels
  • Experience in building community engagement on social media and other platforms
  • Ability to identify potential community growth opportunities.
  • You enjoy working in small teams in a fast-paced startup environment


  • Health Insurance coverage
  • PTO & Sick days leave
  • Parental Leave: 12 weeks at full pay for primary caregiver and 4 weeks for secondary caregiver
  • Compassionate, Caregiver, or Bereavement Leave: 3 – 5 days each time the need arises.
  • A generous amount of CookUnity credits to enjoy our amazing meals, added to your account, monthly
  • Access to a nutritional coach to help you build a healthy lifestyle
  • Fitness subsidies
  • Awesome opportunity to join a company that is looking to change how we eat and how chefs work!


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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