Kitchen Assistant (Sur La Table)
Chicago, IL /
Sur La Table- Stores – 126 - 900 Michigan - Sur La Table, 900 North Michigan Space L3-20, Chicago, IL 60611 /
With over 50 stores and the largest avocational cooking program in the US, Sur La Table offers an unsurpassed selection of exclusive and premium-quality goods for the kitchen and table – and the culinary expertise and inspiration to go along with it. Whether the job entails interacting with our customers, driving digital growth, or providing vital behind-the-scenes support, we’re all here for the same reason – to roll up our sleeves and create happiness through cooking and sharing good food.
The Kitchen Assistant contributes to the success of a Sur La Table store by inspiring customers on all points of their culinary journey. The Kitchen Assistant blends a passion for cooking and entertaining to support the Resident Chef in driving business results. The Kitchen Assistant reports to the Resident Chef.
About the Job: What You’ll Do
Provide outstanding customer service at all times – create an experience that people will love
Food prep and class setup; may assist with shopping for ingredients
Wash dishes and clean kitchen before, during, and after cooking classes
Assist instructor as needed during classes; look for opportunities to help
Contribute to store goals through product knowledge and sales
May handle alcohol
Other duties as assigned
Qualifications: What You’ll Need
Strong communication and teamwork skills
Ability to lift and move merchandise and/or kitchen equipment up to 35lbs
Ability to stand for extended periods of time
Ability to chop, whisk, slice, stir, and use kitchen equipment
Ability to work a flexible schedule, including daytime, nights, and weekends
Valid Food Handlers and/or Food Manager Certification
1 year retail sales and/or food prep and kitchen operations experience preferred
Must be at least 18 years old
The Benefits: What You’ll Get
Cooking-obsessed environment like no other retail job out there!
Generous employee discount on product and cooking classes
401K + other benefits
Sur La Table Core Competencies: Our Shared Approach
Focus on the Customer: You inspire and delight your customers.
Be Genuine: Your communication style is respectful, effective and sincere.
Make the Right Call: You effectively blend knowledge, experience, wisdom and decisive action.
Take Ownership: You are committed, responsible and provide solutions.
Achieve Results: You meet and exceed goals and expectations.
This job description represents a summary of the job, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks, and duties. Responsibilities, tasks, and duties of the jobholder might differ from those outlined in the job description and other duties, as assigned, may be part of the job. This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Sur La Table has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice.
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