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Test Kitchen Assistant


Part-Time with Benefits
JOB TITLE: Test Kitchen Assistant

JOB LOCATION: HEART: Creative Culinary Agency, SE Portland, OR

JOB STATUS: Part-Time (28 hours/week)

Sunday (5 hours - schedule based on candidate availability); Tuesday-Thursday (12:00 p.m. -5:45 p.m.); Friday (10:00-3:45)

START DATE: Tuesday, March 6, 2018 (or as negotiated between candidate and employer)

COMPENSATION: $11-14/hour (depending on experience)

BENEFITS: Health Care and Paid Holidays

We are seeking a responsible, independent, and self-motivated individual to join our team as a Test Kitchen Assistant, reporting to our Culinary Director. This person will be responsible for a variety of kitchen and operations tasks, including but not limited to:
Create shopping lists (for recipe development and photo/video shoots) and purchase groceries
Maintain kitchen pantry inventory and keep it stocked
Maintain prop inventory as well shop for new props
Prepare props for photo/video shoot days, which may include ironing linens and/or washing props
Care for and wash cookware, kitchen equipment, props, and linens
Clean and maintain kitchen, including but not limited to putting all equipment and props away at the end of each day and taking out the trash, recycling, and compost at the end of each day
Additional responsibilities as assigned by Culinary Director

This position requires moderate heavy lifting, walking up and down stairs, and standing on step ladder.

HS diploma or Culinary Diploma (or equivalent)
Minimum of 1 to 3 years of culinary and/or kitchen related experience
Schedule flexibility with the ability to change schedule or work additional hours as requested
Demonstrated understanding of culinary terms, kitchen equipment, and recipes
Ability to lift and move moderate to heavy objects, climb stairs, and use step ladders
Familiarity with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, etc.) and Google Drive
1 year food prep experience (preferred).

At Heart Creative, we believe how we do our work is just as important as the work itself. We will seek a Test Kitchen Assistant who has the following competencies that are consistent with our core values.
Communication - communicates clearly and openly with peers, management, and clients, and treats other with respect
Results driven - highly productive, works required hours, adaptive to change, meets deadlines, detail oriented
Takes Ownership - solution oriented, solves problems, willingness to step outside area of direct responsibility in order to get the job done

HEART: Creative Culinary Agency was founded in 2012 with the mission of inspiring families to cook more and live better through simple, easy, delicious recipes and beautiful imagery. We are passionate about putting great content in the hands of our clients at affordable rates with no surprises. The core services we provide to our national clients include original recipe development, food and health writing, food styling, food and product photography, creative videos, and product testing and analysis. We value transparency with our clients and internally with our team. And most of all, we love dishing up great food.

Heart Creative is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, religion, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, veteran status, or marital status.

Learn more about HEART: Creative Culinary Agency at

Qualified candidates should send resume and cover letter to with the subject line “Applicant: Test Kitchen Assistant 2018_02. Resumes will be accepted until February 26, 2018 or until a qualified candidate has been identified.

• Location: Portland, Portland, OR

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