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Join Our Team

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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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! Culinary experience is not a requirement, but a strong desire to learn and be coachable is; 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.

Event Coordinator

We are seeking a full-time Event Coordinator for the Private and Corporate Events division of our business. The Event Coordinator's primary responsibility is to successfully sell and execute events and maximize our exposure and facilty usage. The Event Coordinator must proactively generate leads, network, develop and maintain relationships with industry influencers and key business partners with the goal of increasing event revenue. The Event Coordinator is also responsible for all aspects of customer service and following the sale through to successful event execution. At least three years of experience with event sales, and specifically food and 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.

Sales and Marketing Manager

We are seeking a full-time Sales and Marketing Manager to lead revenue growth for all divisions of our business: events, classes, specialty events and Boot Camps. This person will research and activate new potential streams of revenue to further grow our business. The Sales and Marketing Manager is accountable for the management of a 6-member private vents, classes and cateing team, with a dual responsibility for both the financial growth and operational development of the division. This role includes the ideation of marketing initiatives, materials and programming, for which they will lead the development and implementation of, for the business. This person will research the businesses' target audiences in order to determine market trends and impact potential for select marketing tactics to grow revenue. This role is also responsible for ensuring the team's delivery of exemplary customer service. Must be experiences in forecasting and driving sales, developing a team capable of growing sales and closing leads and finding opportunities to create operational and financial efficiencies. The Sales and Marketing Manager is expected to be a staunch supportere of the team's initiatives as well as company policies and procedures. The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate at least 8+ 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".

Employment Application

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