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Cook (East Coast)- Limited Time $1,500 Sign-on Bonus!



Burlington, NJ, USA
Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 2024
About the role:
Thistle wants to expand our culinary team with talented, driven culinary professionals to help craft the healthiest and tastiest food for our growing customer base. This position is ideal for a culinary professional interested in working in a unique start-up kitchen that embraces teamwork and creativity.
This is a unique opportunity to be part of the early team at Thistle’s brand new East Coast facility, located in Burlington, NJ, responsible for launching and growing Thistle East operations to bring delicious, plant-forward, and planet-friendly meals to customers on the East Coast.
Thistle is also offering a limited-time $1500 sign-on bonus!

How you'll make a difference:

  • Work in a high-volume kitchen using industrial equipment
  • Execute culinary production needs based on Thistle recipes
  • Ensure consistency and compliance with Thistle's recipes, portioning, cooking, and waste control guidelines
  • Develop and refine our cooking techniques and general kitchen operations
  • Maintain a flawlessly clean working environment, following all outlined HAACP guidelines and safety processes
  • Ensure that meal components are properly prepared and labeled with the correct amounts, dates, and meal codes for delivery
  • Appropriately store and manage all food products to ensure safety, quality, and freshness
  • Requires prolonged sitting or standing, physical exertion to manually move, lift, carry, pull or push heavy objects, as well as stooping, kneeling, bending, or reaching

Who you are:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • 1+ years experience as a cook or equivalent position in a high-volume kitchen is required
  • Solid prep experience preparing fruits, vegetables, and proteins
  • Working knowledge of using a mixer/skillet/combi preferred
  • You have a New Jersey or equivalent Food Handlers Certification - or are willing to procure one within 30 days of starting
  • You can work a flexible schedule, including weekend or early morning shifts
  • You are punctual and have attention to detail
  • The ability to manually move, lift, carry, pull, or push objects up to 50 pounds.
Get to Know Thstle:
Thistle was founded in 2013 with a mission to make it easy to get and stay healthy while improving the sustainability of our food system. We deliver delicious, ready-to-eat plant-forward meals, snacks, and cold press juices to our customers’ doorsteps to empower our customers to improve personal and planetary health by eating more plants. To date we’ve delivered over 20 million nourishing meals to customers across the West and East Coast and we’re just getting started! The San Francisco Business Times named us one of the Top 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies in the Bay Area in 2023. Inc. awarded us Best in Business in 2022 among companies that “go above and beyond” in both food and sustainability sectors, and recognized us in the 2024 Inc. Regionals list of the fastest-growing companies in America by region.
We are mission-driven and share a growth mindset. We let our values guide the way we approach crafting our healthy products, solving problems, and working collaboratively together. As a Thistler, you'll help transform the health of people and the planet by living our core values every day.
Be Human: We’re always willing to learn and aim to empower the people around us.
Think Bigger: We’re here to do more today than we did yesterday, and we figure it out together.
Build the Future: We tackle every day with the positive attitude of someone who can see the future and knows how bright it is.
Make a Lot with a Little: We get creative and look for ways our resources can take us as far as possible.
Lead with Purpose: We use our mission to guide our decisions and give our work meaning.
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential values at Thistle. We know we do our best and most impactful work when we feel we are represented and belong. We're proud to actively recruit and hire talented people from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.