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Get Paid to Eat: This Company is Looking for Recipe Testers in NYC

June 28, 2016
by Jamie Cattanach
Staff Writer
Now hiring

If you have an internet connection (which you obviously do), you’ve probably heard of meal subscription box services like Blue Apron and HelloFresh by now.

Perhaps you’ve even tried one.

After all, it’s hard to beat the convenience of a nutritious, yummy meal, with all ingredients pre-measured and ready to go. And who doesn’t love coming home to presents packages on their doorstep?

Well, if you live in New York City, you might be able to help bring the same convenience and fun to hungry people everywhere… by testing HelloFresh’s new recipes.

Better yet? You’d even get paid to do it.

Get Paid to Eat Amazing Food — Yes, Really

As it turns out, those perfectly curated recipes you receive with your box take some research to create.

Part of that research involves cooking and tasting them. And if you’re lucky enough to land this job, that’s where you come in.

HelloFresh is now hiring freelance external recipe testers based in New York City.

If you get the job, you’ll be responsible for cooking and testing three to five new recipes each week, from buying the ingredients to assembling the meals and writing detailed feedback.

Yep, you’ll get paid by the hour to eat amazing food thought up by world-class chefs.

Ridiculous rent or no, I might just have to move to New York City.

How to Land This Delicious Job

Sound like a job you can get behind? Here are the deets.

To be a qualified applicant, you’ll need basic culinary knowledge and knife skills, as well as — obviously — a fully stocked, functional kitchen.

The listing also specifies that hopefuls should be “very detail oriented,” have 24-hour access to email and the internet and preferably a flexible schedule.

You’ll test and review recipes spanning four categories, which correlate with HelloFresh’s customers:

  • Family – working families with 1-2 kids under 14, looking for quick, easy, and nutritious meals for their family
  • Veggie – vegetarians, or those who prefer vegetarian dinners, looking for flavorful, fresh produce and easy weeknight meals
  • Quick & Light – customers looking for meals under 650 calories with a cook time of under 30 minutes.
  • Variety – Customers seeking something “out of the ordinary” that they won’t find in their collection of weeknight recipes. Those looking for a change, but still a nutritious meal that’s easy and delicious.

The feedback you provide should take these customers’ needs and desires into consideration.

Think you can handle the heat? Head over to Indeed to apply and see if you can get into the kitchen (and get paid)!

HelloFresh is looking for someone to start immediately, so there’s no time to lose.

Besides, with stuff like this already on the menu, who can wait to see what HelloFresh’s chefs will dream up next?

Your Turn: Will you — or a foodie New Yorker friend of yours — apply for this ridiculously cool job?

Jamie Cattanach is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder, but if she could get paid to eat, she’d totally do that instead. Her writing has also been featured at Word Riot, DMQ Review, Hinchas de Poesia and elsewhere. Find @JamieCattanach on Twitter to wave hello.

by Jamie Cattanach
Contributor for The Penny Hoarder

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