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Therapeutic chef wanted to cook for special diets
Seattle, Washington
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The Secret Ingredient (http://....com/) is a personal chef service that supports people with special diets and food sensitivities. We specialize in therapeutic cooking for clients with various health conditions on special diets including gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, candida, low FODMAP, paleo, GAPS and many others. We are the premiere therapeutic chef service in the greater Seattle area, serving Seattle, Everett and the Eastside. Our mission is to help our clients heal and lead healthier lives through a better diet. We accomplish this by honoring our clients’ specific food restrictions and providing them with delicious food. Our values: • We use organic ingredients where possible. • We make delicious food using natural ingredients. We avoid processed, low-fat, and canned foods. We make real food using real ingredients. • We encourage sustainable lifestyles by educating clients about healthy eating and shopping choices. We are looking for a chef who loves to cook and has some experience with cooking for special dietary needs. We are looking to start a new chef on a part-time basis (approximately 10-20 hours per week, which varies seasonally) with the expectation that the position will grow over time. About the job: • You will cook independently preparing bulk meals for the week. We have a commercial kitchen that is available if needed. The kitchen is located one block away from Whole Foods in Redmond. It is a private space, shared by three other businesses, with no public access. The kitchen is air conditioned, clean and bright and provides a very pleasant work environment. • You will be asked to shop for clients which is included in total work hours. We usually shop at Whole Foods or PCC, which is approximately 10 minutes away by car. • You will deliver food (contactless) for each client, which may be on the east side or in Seattle. • Cooking sessions average between 3-5 hours per client. • Cooking hours are between 9am and 5pm. Weekend availability is also requested. • All recipes and information will be provided. • You will operate as an independant contractor • Schedules are flexible, determined by your availability. Requirements: • Valid driver’s license and transportation. You must be willing to commute to Redmond to cook at the commercial kitchen and deliver to clients wherever they are located. • Current food handler’s card. • Business license (obtainable online for $20 fee). • Solid cooking fundamentals. Experience with gluten-free and other specialized cooking is highly desirable. • A love of cooking. An open mind and a willingness to learn. A sense of taste. • Flexibility and reliability. We are a growing business and that means sometimes schedules change unexpectedly. However, preparing and delivering food before dinner time is a must. • Excellent communication skills. • A professional attitude towards the job. • Excellent customer service and the desire to go above and beyond for each client. • Ability to follow recipes quickly and accurately. • Ability to multi-task and prepare several recipes in parallel. • Independence and good problem-solving skills. • Advanced training in holistic nutrition is helpful but not necessary. Compensation: This is an entry-level position, paying $20 /hour, depending on experience. Training is $15/hour for the duration of the training period. The length of the training period is dependent on skill level. Please reply with a resume listing all pertinent experience and references to Ella Elman at [email protected] as well as a cover letter explaining your interest in the position. The Secret Ingredient is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer.

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