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Assistant Test Cook

Department: Kitchen
Location: Boston, MA

America's Test Kitchen is seeking an Assistant Test Cook to join our Photo Team. This individual will be responsible for supporting a growing Photo team in executing photo & video shoots for Cook’s Illustrated, Cook’s Country, Books, Special Issues, Social Media, Marketing, etc. This includes planning shot lists with art directors, editors and producers, placing ingredient orders, prepping and cooking recipes, as well as working with food stylists during the shoots.

This position is site-based and requires an early start time (7:00AM to 7:30) as well as the ability to participate in videos, behind-the-scene and/or camera work during filming of our two television programs.

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to juggle cooking tasks in a fast-paced, deadline-driven team environment where priorities can shift quickly.

  • Comfort with both savory and sweet cooking methods.

  • Fastidious attention to detail in following and executing recipes.

  • Self-starter with independence, initiative, and a drive to succeed, as well as strong organizational skills and can-do approach to problem solving.

  • Effective communicator with the ability to present findings in a group setting.

  • Ability to build relationships and work across multiple departments.

  • Ability to work cooperatively and comfortably in an environment in which decisions are more often made by the group than by the individual. 

Education and Experience

  • Degree from an accredited culinary arts program (or equivalent).

  • Minimum of 2 years cooking experience and demonstrated ability to precisely follow directions. 



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