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Junior Test Kitchen Assistant
Marley Spoon

We are looking for an ambitious and bright self-starter who has an appreciation and interest in all things food to join our Culinary team in Alexandria, Australia. Our ideal candidate is an organised, food technologist, or skilled home cook who is committed to assisting us to bring delightful, easy cooking to our customers. The position will support a busy test kitchen in a very dynamic, fast-growing food-focused environment.


Marley Spoon is a well-funded, fast-growing startup that is sustainably re-inventing the food supply chain and providing mass-customised food experiences. At Marley Spoon, we create quick, easy and delicious recipes that will inspire you every week. You select what you would like to cook and we deliver the recipes and all the ingredients you need.

On the whole - we started Marley Spoon because we love cooking and we love eating.


Your job

  • Manage the test kitchen’s needs:
    • Assisting recipe testers with ingredient preparation
    • Basic food preparation
    • Cleaning the test kitchen
    • General maintenance
    • Ordering of ingredients
    • Accepting deliveries and organising the pantry
    • Inventory
    • Some shopping (preferably has own vehicle - all costs reimbursed)
    • Opportunity to assist with recipe testing and preparation (and involvement) of photo shoots
    • Opportunity to develop recipe testing skills
    • Support and assist Culinary Team and Directors on a daily basis with all culinary tasks


This is you:

  • Great attention to detail
  • Genuinely passionate about food and have a basic and general understanding of different ingredients  
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, team environment where priorities can shift quickly
  • Culinary training/basic experience in the kitchen (preferred but not essential)
  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Facile multi-tasker with a proactive attitude
  • Highly competent in basic computer skills  (Google docs, MS Excel, Adobe Photoshop and proprietary software)
  • Team player who has the confidence to make decisions, and own them.
  • Confident communication skills



Why you’ll love this job:

  • Gain experience and insight into an online food business, particularly in recipe development and food photography
  • Be a part of an exciting international startup made up of seasoned entrepreneurs and professionals with big ambitions
  • Be a part of building a business from the ground up - we're nimble problem-solvers and we believe the best idea in the room wins
  • Great fun at work (lots of tastings!)
  • Positive culture


Did we catch your attention? We are looking forward to receiving your application, please include your earliest possible start date. This position is available for immediate start.


Applications close: 14th April 2018

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