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If you have a love for cooking, a passion for building community through food and a desire to be a team member of Chicago’s largest recreational cooking school, discover the opportunity of a partnership with The Chopping Block. We are looking for enthusiastic team members who can help us drive our mission to get people to cook. We are currently accepting applications for the following positions. 
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Sales & Marketing Manager

We are seeking a Sales and Marketing Manager (SMM) to lead revenue growth for all divisions of our business: Events, Classes, Specialty Events, and Boot Camps. The SMM will research and activate new potential streams of revenue to further grow our business.

The SMM is accountable for the management of a 6 member private events, classes and catering team , with a dual responsibility for both the financial growth and operational development of the division. The SMM role includes the ideation of marketing initiatives, materials and programming, for which they will lead the development and implementation of, for the business. The SMM will research the businesses’ target audiences in order to determine market trends and impact potential for select marketing tactics to grow revenue. The SMM is also responsible for ensuring the Team delivery of exemplary customer service. Must be experienced in forecasting and driving sales, developing a team capable of growing sales and closing leads and finding opportunities to create operational and financial efficiencies.

SMM is expected to be a staunch supporter of the Team’s initiatives as well as company policies and procedures. The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate at least 8 plus years of industry experience, in a leadership role/s that bring together the unique attributes required to be successful in this position, including the drive to increase sales as well as a passion for superior customer service and all-things “food.”

If interested in this unique position in our fun environment, please send us your resume and a cover letter telling us why we should interview you.

Job Type: Full-time Job

Location: Chicago, IL

Required experience: Leadership role in Sales and Marketing. Food and Beverage experience highly desired. 8 plus total years of applicable experience. 

Event and Outreach Coordinator

We are seeking an Event and Outreach Coordinator (EOC) for the Private and Corporate Events division of our business. The EOC's primary responsibility is to successfully sell and execute events and maximize TCB's exposure and facility usage. The EOC must proactively generate leads, network, develop and maintain relationships with industry influencers and key business partners with the goal of profitably increasing events revenue. The EOC is also responsible for all aspects of customer service and following the sale through to successful event execution. At least 3 years of experience with events sales and specifically food & beverage operations is desired.

You must have the drive to increase sales as well as a passion for both detailed customer service and all-things “food” in order to be successful in this position. You should be looking for ways to enhance the guest experience at every point of contact.

If interested in this unique position in our fun environment, please send us your resume and a cover letter telling us why we should interview you.

Job Type: Full-time

Job Location: Chicago, IL

Desired Experience: Sales and Events Operations: 3 years 

Chef Instructor

This isn’t your typical chef gig; this is about sharing your passion and knowledge of food and cooking with others. Consider what it would look like to work at the busiest recreational cooking school in Chicago and make a difference in people’s lives every single day. Only people with positive attitudes, love for customers and a true passion for The Chopping Block’s mission to “Get this Country Cooking” need apply. Our Chef Instructors support guiding people into the right classes, setting them up with the recipes, instruction and kitchen equipment they need to get cooking as well as selecting the perfect wine to pair with dinner. Please note we require all Chef Instructors have at least four years of experience cooking in restaurants. This position requires evening and weekend work at both locations of The Chopping Block. 

Class Assistant

Class Assistants have a unique opportunity to work with our highly trained chefs to educate our students about the world of cooking and learn new culinary techniques themselves! Formal culinary education is not a requirement, yet an ability to demonstrate relevant hands on industry (or equivalent) experience is essential to be considered for this role. High energy and enthusiasm are a must to be considered for this position. This position requires evening and weekend work at both locations of The Chopping Block.

Retail Concierge/Sales Associate

Our Retail Concierge/Sales Associates are interested in building long-lasting relationships with our customers and have a positive “can do” attitude. Team members will be trained to beknowledgeable about our expansive and unique line of professional cookware and gourmet retail items. This position requires evening and weekend work at both locations of The Chopping Block.

The Chopping Block is an equal opportunity employer.

Employment Application

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If you have questions, please contact careers@thechoppingblock.com.