Culinary Content Writer

| El Segundo
At Chef’d we believe great food creates memories, enhances moments, and nurtures the soul. Our mission is to enrich lives through culinary adventure with our hand-cultivated, meticulously curated, delicious experiences. Chef’d is the only subscription-free meal marketplace allowing you to discover new foods the way you want—no strings attached. We have over 1500 recipes from some of the best names in food—celebrity chefs, major brands, and culinary influencers.
We're a team filled with chef's, culinary writers, data scientists, marketing/sales experts, production associates and more - all committed to playing our hearts out. We follow through with our goals, move fast, and take risks. The industry is growing and we're at the forefront of innovation and personalization.
Chef'd, a venture-backed, series-B company, is beginning to experience high growth as we scale our operations to new markets and distribution channels. There are plenty of areas where we can innovate and optimize.
Chef’d is looking for a Culinary Recipe Writer to join our growing team. This person will report to the Culinary Editor. This is an integral role on the culinary team and responsibilities include validating, writing and editing recipes for Chef’d and Chef’d Partners. 
This person will oversee the recipe writing process to ensure each recipe maintains its original integrity, while also ensuring each recipe is effectively modified to a meal kit format. Experience in a culinary environment is a plus, as you will need to thoroughly understand the culinary and test kitchen process. This person must be able to communicate cooking know-how through clear and compelling recipes.
To succeed at Chef’d, you must be energetic, highly organized, and hardworking. You should have a passion for food, the ability to create exceptional customer experiences, and work well in environments that are constantly changing. We’re a fast growing start-up revolutionizing the food and meal kit industries - change is constant and fun!

Responsibilities:

  • Write and edit recipes into the Chef’d format
  • Must be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and adapt quickly with a positive attitude to frequent changes
  • Impart a creative and engaging tone into the recipes while following Chef’d brand guidelines
  • Make sure recipe changes and adaptations stay true to original versions submitted by partners
  • Work with the culinary team in our kitchen throughout the testing process
  • Write additional copy around each recipe--info, story, 411, pairings, etc.
  • Coordinate with chefs and account managers to ensure deadlines and timelines are met

Requirements:

  • 1 to 3+ yrs of professional writing experience
  • Experience with food writing, editing, and idea generation
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to toggle between multiple teams and prioritize team needs, while staying cool under pressure
  • Must be deadline-driven, organized, and an effective communicator
  • Excellent research and fact checking skills 
  • Proficient in InDesign, Photoshop, Microsoft Office, and Google Suite 
  • Experience working in a kitchen or culinary environment
  • Understanding of culinary units of measurement,ingredients, tools, cooking techniques
  • Can capture estimated total cooked times of recipes when writing recipes
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Must love food

Founded in 2014, Chef'd is Headquartered in El Segundo, CA with production facilities in El Segundo, CA, Brooklyn, NY, and Pico Rivera, CA. Chef'd offers competitive compensation packages including full medical, dental, and vision benefits, flexible PTO, pet insurance, and discounts on meal kits!

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Location

Just south of LAX, conveniently located near two train stops and only 2 miles from the beach!
291 Coral Circle, El Segundo, CA 90245

Insider's spotlight

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Chef'd has a great work-life balance. It's a growing company, so there are times when work is busy, yet I’m still able to have a healthy balance. Our flexible PTO allows me to enjoy time with my family while managing work obligations.

Lidia

Customer Success Manager

What projects are you most excited about?

I am excited to build a thriving Chef’d community that will delight in food culture and customize recipes to individual needs... providing ingredients perfect for purpose, when it is needed, that lead to memorable culinary experiences.

David

Lead Product Manager

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

My career has grown tremendously! In 2015, I was entering the workforce after raising my daughter for 2 1/2 yrs. Since, I've been had multiple promotions & am currently a Supervisor within our Operations team. The environment, people, and culture are what kept me here, especially knowing how everyone appreciates me all the way up to the CEO.

Diana

Warehouse Manager

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Chef’d & the Data Science field both move fast, therefore, every team member must contribute to the ideation process for us to remain innovative. Ex. One of our recent new grad hires, proposed an improvement on our recommendation engine algorithm so we had it coded, tested & successfully deployed within 2 months!

Chris

Chief Data Officer

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The atmosphere at Chef'd is lively and collaborative. Instead of having closed-off, stuffy work areas like cubicles, we have open spaces and walls that are built from live, green plants. It all fosters a very creative and interactive environment.

Mya

Jr. Copy Writer

What are Chef'd Perks + Benefits

Chef'd Benefits Overview

Here @ Chef'd we offer competitive salary/equity packages, full medical benefits, 401K, and discounts on meal kits!

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
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Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
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