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Food Preparation Worker

  • Company:
    Chop't Creative Salad Company
  • Location:
    Vienna, VA 22180
  • Job Type:
    Full Time Employee
  • Industries:
    Restaurant/Food Services
    Food and Beverage Production
    Other/Not Classified
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At Chopt, we are a diverse group of food lovers who are obsessed with salad, who innovate in the kitchen, who love to serve, who operate with a sense of urgency, who smile uncontrollably, who think about food all the time, who take pride in being experts of our craft. We care about the future of fast food and its impact on the local community, the local farmers and food systems and the local workers who make up our team, too. That’s you. Join the Farm-to-Fast Food™ revolution and become a Chopr.

Food Preparation Worker

Food Preparation Worker / Line Cook Opportunity 

 Do you like to work in a fast paced environment? Do you like to make people happy? Do you want to be a part of a team that is changing the way America eats one salad at a time? If so, then you can be a Salad Maker for Chopt. Our customers expect a show when they enter into a Chopt. It’s up to our salad making professionals (aka Choprs) to ensure the service, food quality, accuracy and overall experience is Better every day.


  • Assembling and preparing salads according to Chopt standards
  • Interacting with our customers in order to ensure every salad is made with personalized attention
  • Working with a mezzaluna (dual handled blade in the shape of a half-moon) to chop salads according to customer liking
  • Learning recipe builds, dressing flavor profiles, and salad pairings in order to make appropriate recommendations to the customers
  • Adhering to all steps of service so that our customer’s needs are met with each transaction
  • Keeping a clean and safe work environment adhering to all safety and sanitation standards
  • Recognizing regulars and making suggestions in order to provide exceptional customer service experiences
  • Making sure your station is stocked, clean and organized at all times
  • Committing to educating yourself on new salads as they are introduced in order to expand your food knowledge


  • Must have the ability to communicate in basic English with customers
  • Ability to understand customer requests as well as the ability to respond with appropriate actions and provide accurate recommendations
  • Must understand and execute food safety and sanitation protocols
  • Standing, stooping, kneeling, walking, wiping, reaching, bending and lifting are required actions throughout a shift
  • Ability to multi-task and handle multiple priorities during the shift
  • Must be able to perform duties that require standing for long periods of time and fast movement
  • Ability to lift up to 20 lbs
  • Previous restaurant experience preferred but not required

Benefits of working at Chopt:

  • Competitive hourly rates and performance based pay increases
  • A clear career path with opportunities for advancement – 50% of all managers started in hourly positions
  • Variety of Health and Wellness Benefits
  • Pre-Tax Transit and Flexible Spending Benefits
  • Generous PTO Policy for all employees
  • Paid Meal Breaks
  • Complimentary meal each shift
  • Employee Assistance Resources

Work Conditions/Hours:

  • Hours will vary and may include early mornings, evenings, weekends and/or holidays
  • All Chopt employees will be hired on a variable hour basis.  Hours are scheduled based on performance and business necessities.

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