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Detroit, MI, USA

Job Type

Part Time 10-15hrs/week




$14-18/hr starting depending on experience

About the Role

We are looking for someone who is passionate about cooking, interested/familiar with homestyle Chinese cuisine, enjoys working in teams and independently, is comfortable navigating different hats and unexpected situations (as pop-ups + events often have), works efficiently in kitchens, and doing whatever needs to be done so we can put forward an experience and food we are proud of 😊


Responsibilities for Cook:

  • Preparing food before events: chopping vegetables and meats, creating sauces, making dumplings (if no prior experience, willingness to learn and practice is just as good): rolling out dough, making the filling, wrapping

  • Cooking food

  • Plating different dishes with accuracy, consistency and speed

  • Share ideas and execute on ways we can improve the customer’s experience and ways events can run more efficiently

  • Learn, test, improve, streamline and research existing and new recipes

  • Find creative ways to use all parts of vegetables and meats in our dishes

  • Helping load, unload, set-up for events (food, plate-ware, displays), breakdown, and clean-up

Qualities for Cook:

  • Experience prepping and cooking at pop-ups and in kitchens

  • Familiarity with ServSafe food handling (nice to have, but we have a book that you can look through if not)

  • Looking to grow + learn + constantly level-up

  • Curious and excited to learn about Chinese cuisine and history

  • Strong communicator

  • Compassionate

  • Executer/doer

  • Works well in fast-paced environment


  • Commit 10-15 hours a week

  • Reliable transportation (around the metro Detroit area)

  • Standing for long periods of time

  • Lift up to 50 pounds

  • Available on select evenings and weekends when events are scheduled, occasionally we have lunch pop-ups as well (but we can figure our scheduling).

About the Company

Chi Fan Le means “time to eat” in Mandarin. We are a Chinese food-making experience and pop-up that shares the ingredients, process, and stories behind diverse and nutritious homestyle dishes.

Chi Fan Le is focused on connecting with people and creating opportunities to explore and experience Chinese food. From pop-ups, to catering, to public and private food-making events, we believe the best experiences come from uplifting and collaborating with others! Chi Fan Le has collaborated with over a dozen local businesses from boozy bubble teas with the Lexington to the Cha Shao Slide pizza with Pie Sci. We try our best to accommodate different dietary restrictions and always have gluten-free and vegan options.

We continuously look for ways to better care for the environment. Right now we use all-compostable utensils and plate-ware and compost at every pop-up and are working to collaborate more with community gardens and local famers for the produce on the menu.

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