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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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Assistant Buyer

The Assistant Buyer provides buying and inventory management support for The Chopping Block. This position will report directly to the General Manager. The Assistant Buyer will work to maintain sufficient retail and beverage inventories for the Merchandise Mart and Lincoln Square locations. The Assistant Buyer is expected to be a staunch supporter of TCB’s initiatives, company policies, and procedures. Responsibilities include product and assortment purchasing and planning, including wine, beer and spirits, visual merchandising of the stores, managing quarterly store inventories, monitoring category performance and making fiscally responsible purchasing decisions based on historical and analytical data. 2-3 years of retail buying experience in a luxury or service driven environment is required, and a Bachelor's degree as well as interest in culinary arts/food is preferred.

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.


We are searching for Part-Time/ Full Time dishwashers. Must be able work well in a team and enjoy a fast paced work environment. 

Job Responsibilities include:
  • Cleaning and restocking dishes as needed
  • Organizing and sorting food deliveries
  • Cleaning kitchens and bathrooms

This includes sweeping, mopping, stocking essential supplies and maintaining commercial dishwasher equipment and chemical supplies. 


-Prefer 2 years dish room experience including knowledge of 3 compartment sink
-Must be able to lift 40lbs 

The Chopping Block is an equal opportunity employer.

Employment Application

Please complete all sections of this application. All fields are required in order to be submitted.

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