Recipe Sub-Editor

Permanent employee, Full-time · Mindful Chef London HQ

More Than Just A Job
Our mission is to make healthy eating easy and for this we supply incredible, mindfully sourced ingredients to empower people to live healthier lives, whilst using our expertise to educate and reduce our environmental impact. 

An exciting opportunity to join the UK’s most loved recipe box company. Since starting in 2015 Mindful Chef has proudly delivered missions of nutritious meals nationwide. We’ve earned top spot on Trustpilot rankings making us officially the UK’s #1 rated recipe box and today we’re backed by the biggest food business in the world. This is a rare opportunity to join this close-knit food team driven by bold aspirations.
What we are looking for
Can you spot an errant apostrophe at 50 paces? Chop a too-long method into bite-sized pieces? Would your friends politely call you a ‘perfectionist’? If you love food, you love writing, and you’d like to give your keen eye for detail a new home - we need you! As Recipe Sub - Editor you’ll be our gatekeeper-in-chief. You’ll guard the recipe portfolio with a santoku knife (not literally), and you’ll be like Obi-Wan Kenobi helping with the production of our weekly recipe magazine. And even though you’ll be reporting into the Culinary Lead as part of the Food Team, you’ll be BFFs with Brand and Comms, making sure our TOV is seen and heard in everything you do.
You will

Own the recipes after kitchen sign-off; 

  • Work with the kitchen team to manage and refine the recipe-writing style guide

  • Keep our back catalogue of recipes current, and methods up-to-date

  • Create a marketing description for each recipe 

  • Update upcoming recipe titles, descriptions and key ingredient icons 

  • Support the kitchen & warehouse team with ingredient substitutions and stock usage 

  • Understand the perspective of our customers and support the kitchen team write clear and concise recipes

Manage the production of the weekly recipe magazine; 

  • Ensure recipes are print ready each week for the weekly recipe booklet - we have 40 recipes per week!

  • Ensure our recipes deliver on our brand TOV, working closely with the Brand Lead to ensure our brand comes to life through our recipes

  • Work with Creative to proof and revise magazine on WeApprove software

  • Work with supply chain and operations under tight time constraints to make last minute changes on weekly magazine

Work closely with the digital team to; 

  • Collaborate to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the booklet production process

Work closely with the marketing team, writing;

  • Monthly campaign copy

  • Founders notes 

  • Recipe descriptions


  • Get to try lots of food and see the creation of a recipe from start to finish

Your profile
  • Excellent organisational skills, including multi-tasking with the ability to work to short deadlines and in a fast paced environment

  • 2 years+ recipe writing/editing experience

  • Hawk-eye proof-reading experience

  • In-depth food and ingredients knowledge

  • Good communication skills 

  • Good creative writing skills

  • Proven attention to detail

  • Strong G-suite skills

Why us?
  • A competitive package that rewards your skills and dedication.
  • Be part of a Better Business (B-Corp), making a positive impact on profit, people, and planet.
  • Join an award-winning startup backed by the largest food and beverage company globally.
  • Experience a workplace that feels like home, complete with free meals, a gym, a vertical farm, and pet-friendly policies.
  • Prioritise your well-being with perks like Vitality health insurance, access to learning resources, mental health support, and a generous holiday package (30 days + bank holidays).
  • Enjoy a 50% discount on all Mindful Chef products.
  • Enhanced policy of 6 months full pay primary parental leave and 6 weeks full pay secondary parental leave.
About us
We are MINDFUL. This is intrinsic to everything we do. From the healthy recipes we design, to the local, expert and caring suppliers we select and the way we treat each other, our customers and our environment.

We are PERSONAL. We started Mindful Chef with our friends and families as customers and those are the kind of relationships we want to maintain however big we grow. Being real and true to ourselves and each other.

We are UNAFRAID. We want to be the best – to challenge conventions, to think differently and be imaginative in how we solve problems. Brave enough to take on the big players and to do what’s right even when it’s difficult.

Equal Opportunities

At Mindful Chef, we embrace diversity and inclusion as a foundation that enriches our culture and fuels the success of our business. We are mindful of everyone’s differences and we take pride in the unique perspectives, experiences, and talents that each individual brings to our team.

We are unafraid to tackle biases and challenge stereotypes, fostering an inclusive environment where everyone feels valued and empowered to contribute their personal strengths. Our commitment to diversity is not just a policy; it's a personal and collective responsibility that we take to heart.

We believe that by being mindful of our differences, unafraid to confront barriers, and embracing the personal stories and journeys of our team members, we can achieve greater innovation, creativity, and harmony in the workplace. Together we celebrate diversity, and together, we are better.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!
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