Home Chef Recipe Tester in Chicago, Illinois

Home Chef offers a meal delivery service that includes all of the fresh ingredients and instructions needed to cook restaurant-quality meals in the comfort of your own kitchen in less than an hour. We eliminate recipe hunting and grocery shopping by sending you a "meal kit" containing the exact ingredients you need along with easy-to-follow, step-by-step recipes, turning you into a top chef.

We are looking for a recipe tester to add to our growing recipe testing team to ensure our recipes are of the highest quality possible.



  • Shop for and cook 8 assigned recipes per week at home, exactly according to recipe

  • Critically evaluate recipes for taste, user experience, and value from the perception of an "average customer"

  • Identify inefficiencies in current recipe preparation and steps

  • Correct errors in cooking and report on realistic preparation expectation

  • Participate in weekly call to discuss results, and check in over the week to track progress

  • Photograph each recipe as one serving stated exactly and uploaded with recipe results


  • Comfortable working in Google Drive

  • Preferably an existing Home Chef, Blue Apron, Hello Fresh, or Plated customer and familiar with the service and limitations.

  • Home cooking experience needed, but no professional culinary background - we want your experience to be as close to that of our customers as possible so you can identify overly complicated recipes or knife cuts

  • Available on a consistent 16 hours a week basis every week

  • Strong communication, language, and grammar skills

  • Experience or desired experience in recipe testing and editing

  • Must be based in Chicago