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Senior Kitchen Assistant, Shopper

Department: Kitchen
Location: Boston, MA

America's Test Kitchen is seeking a Senior Kitchen Assistant, Shopper to report to our Test Kitchen Manager. We are looking for a positive, organized, detail-oriented and communicative person who is comfortable in both an independent and team-oriented dynamic.

This candidate is a highly motivated self-starter. As part of the kitchen operations team, this person will join an existing staff of a Test Kitchen Director, Assistant Test Kitchen Director, Test Kitchen Manager, Test Kitchen Facilities Coordinator, Senior Kitchen Assistant (Receiver) and five Kitchen Assistants.

  • Primary responsibility will be to purchase specialty ingredients, we can't source from our vendors, which would include items for filming, photo shoots, and everyday recipe development.
  • Additional tasks include: supporting our SKA Receiver in supporting the organization of our internal recirculation system, submitting bi-monthly budgets, walk-in, freezer, pantry organization and upkeep, and supporting our team with an array of special events and projects.
  • Requires a reliable car with appropriate insurance, for shopping trips on a daily basis.
  • Candidate must have a cell phone to facilitate communication during work hours when off-site.
  • This is a full-time hourly, 40 hours per week, position. Monday thru Friday (8-4pm)
  • Summer Hours: 8-5pm Monday through Thursday and Friday 8am-12pm.
  • Hours are subject to change, based on business needs.
  • Flexibility to work during peak periods and night events (would be notified well in advance).

Skills and Abilities

  • Proficiency in Google Drive and Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel)
  • Exceptional food knowledge of retail/wholesale goods
  • Familiarity with the Boston area is a plus
  • Clear communication, organization and detail-oriented skills
  • Self-sufficient as well as team oriented
  • Ability to lift heavy items (up to 50 lb) on a regular basis

Education and Experience

  • Accredited culinary degree (or equivalent) preferred
  • 2 years culinary experience highly desirable
  • At least 21 years of age

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