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Customer Experience Associate

| Chicago
Home Chef is building new ways to navigate the booming meal kit delivery industry. Our team is a unique mix of creators, chefs, entrepreneurs, and trailblazers and we’re growing quickly. Our customer-first mentality, combined with a zest for supporting our peers, helped us bring home Built in Chicago’s Startup of the Year Moxie award in 2017. If you’re ready to be part of the action, we’re ready to connect with you. There are no limits to where we can go together.
Do you love to go above and beyond to ensure customer satisfaction? Do you have a desire to help others and solve problems? We're looking for a Customer Experience Associate who wants to be a part of a growing team in the booming meal kit industry.


  • You have a real passion for helping Home Chef customers and possess excellent customer service skills.
  • You must be able to work in a team environment and individually to serve our customers’ needs.
  • As a Customer Experience Associate, you will serve as the front line of communication between the company and our customers.
  • Associates will respond to customer issues, complaints and inquiries via phone, email and chat.
  • You will act as a brand ambassador by being an expert in our product and sharing it with our customers.

Detailed Responsibilities

  • Respond to customer inquiries promptly and thoughtfully
  • Assist customers in managing their Home Chef accounts.
  • Strive for first-contact resolution with each interaction.
  • Engage positively with customers sharing their Home Chef experience.
  • Provide timely responses to tickets across all channels—less than 60 seconds for chats, less than 24 hours for emails.
  • Provide an extraordinary, full life cycle customer experience to our users through phone, email and chat support.
  • Anticipate customer needs and go above and beyond to ensure an efficient, seamless customer experience.
  • Collaborate with other team members to ensure consistent and seamless services to Home Chef customers.
  • Be an expert on our product—keeping up to date on new features and weekly changing menus.
  • Share themes and feedback from customers with the team to contribute to product improvements.


  • GED required; Bachelor's degree (preferred)
  • Prior experience in Customer Support or related position (restaurants, retail, etc.)
  • Positive approach to customer communication, as well as team collaboration.
  • Proven communication skills – both verbal and written
  • Can type a minimum 40 wpm
  • You are comfortable responding over the phone, on video calls, or in person
  • Dedication to excellence in hospitality and/or customer service
  • You naturally enjoy working with people to solve problems and build group morale
  • Comfort with a fast-paced dynamic environment that will evolve rapidly
  • The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability needed for this role. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities.

Schedule & Salary

  • 40 hours a week - 5 days/week
  • Some shifts require weekend work (i.e. Wednesday - Sunday or Saturday - Wednesday)
  • Flexibility is a bonus!
  • Salary is $31,200/year

Perks and Benefits:
- Candidates can experience Home Chef as a customer - enter promo code PEOPLE30 for $30 off your first
- Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance
- Generous paid time off (PTO) policy
- 401k program
- Flexible spending accounts for qualified medical, dependent care, parking, or transit expenses
- Employee discounts for Home Chef meal kits
- Free lunch every Thursday and snacks and beverages on hand every day
- Monthly on-site masseuse, team happy hours and events
- Casual dress
Home Chef is an equal employment opportunity employer

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • OptimizelyAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • SketchDesign


Located in the iconic Wrigley building, our location offers the best of the Loop and River North. Close to transportation, restaurants & shops.

What are Home Chef Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided

Additional Perks + Benefits

Direct access to senior management – our leadership team works alongside our team members every day. Flexible spending accounts for qualified medical, dependent care, parking, or transit expenses. Free water taxi, discounted gym membership, and daily bike storage for Wrigley building employees. Cold brew coffee on tap at no charge (Wrigley office location). Employee discounts for Home Chef meal kits. Candidates can experience Home Chef as a customer - enter promo code PEOPLE30 for $30 off your first order!

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