If you're anything like us, you spend your time thinking about food, restaurants and chefs. Lucky you - the greatest job just turned up!
StarChefs.com, an online magazine for the culinary industry, is now accepting applications for a creative, innovative, and - most importantly - customer service -savvy Culinary Ambassador.
The Culinary Ambassador will be the engine for StarChefs.com customer service efforts, managing its JobFinder, our customer lists, writing our JobFinder newsletters (Jobseeker, Employer, Pastry, Culinary Schools, and Top Ten Jobs), writing the daily Rumbles and Murmurs column keeping track of key industry job movements (chefs, sommeliers, pastry chefs, etc...) and job trivia.
You will support our current and new JobFinder customers which are leading restaurants, hotels, resorts, and multi-unit operators among others, introducing our JobFinder to new properties just opening their doors. Help our clients who are sometimes not web savy draft effective job ads and post their job ads on the web.
You will also work on StarChefs.com events, including four Rising Stars Revue events per year and the StarChefs.com International Chefs Congress. You can check out past events and learn more about us here: http://www.starchefs.com/chefs/risingstars
In addition to our four Rising Stars events, the Culinary Ambassador will have the distinction of coordinating our JobFinder presence at the third annual International Chef's Congress. This world-class culinary symposium will take place over three days in September in New York and feature seminars, a product fair, chef demonstrations and exclusive dinners that you can read about here: http://www.starchefs.com/events/icc/
The best candidate will have a minimum of two years experience in working in restaurants. He or she should have prior experience working with chefs, excel at satisfying the needs of customers and have demonstrated writing experience. You must love to surf the web, be extremely computer savvy and a survey junky. And if you have managed to work in human resources all the better!
Besides the above characteristics, the ideal candidate will have a high level of energy and work well both independently and as a part of a small, dedicated culinary magazine team. Knowledge and obsession of fine-dining restaurants, food and wine a real plus - more of a requirement really.
StarChefs.com is a focused yet relaxed, non-corporate company with a high-energy office dynamic and a food-centric office culture. If you're they type of person who needs and "in-box" of paperwork and memos on your desk, this is not the position for you, but if your dream is to please others, write catchy newsletters, and work with the top chefs around the country, then we'd love to meet you!
Please include why you are the best candidate for this position and your salary history in cover letter.
StarChefs.com', the magazine for culinary insiders, has been serving the restaurant industry since 1995. StarChefs.com's original culinary content is driven by in-person tastings and interviews across the world. Its mission is to catalyze culinary professionals' success and give them the tools they need to overcome their specific challenges. In addition to featuring top chefs, pastry chefs, sommeliers, and mixologists, StarChefs.com's Culinary JobFinder is the leading job board connecting culinary and hospitality professionals to careers in the foodservice industry. StarChefs.com features more than 30,000 published pages of original, chef-focused culinary content and generates traffic of over 30 million hits a month and was nominated for Best Web Site for Food and Nutrition by the James Beard Foundation. StarChefs also offers hospitality companies powerful marketing opportunities such as market research, campaign development, site advertising, product sampling through event sponsorship, lead generation, and contextually relevant sponsorship placements.
In addition to featuring top chefs, pastry chefs, sommeliers, and mixologists, the StarChefs.com JobFinder is the leading job board connecting culinary and hospitality professionals to careers in the foodservice industry. StarChefs produces 5 events per year including the International Chefs Congress (www.starchefs.com/icc) and its young chef awards, The Rising Stars Revue (www.starchefs.com/risingstars) and has published its first book StarChefs.com Chefs to Know (www.starchefs.com/chefs-to-know).
StarChefs has doubled its revenues in the last 5 years. We are growing our staff and are looking for exceptional talent to join our team.