Lost Plate is a tour company focused on changing the way foreigners eat in China. We offer food tours in Beijing, Chengdu, Shanghai and Xian that take foreign tourists to eat at local, family-run restaurants that they would not be able to find on their own. The goal is that each guest is able to eat shoulder to shoulder with locals where they can learn about the food, how it’s made and why it’s important to the local culture. We do all of this while providing a fun and professional experience that our guests will remember forever.

That’s where you come in! We are looking for the following FULL-TIME and PART-TIME positions.


Lost Plate is a leading culinary tourism company based in China operating tours in Beijing, Shanghai, Xian and Chengdu. We help foreigners eat in China by breaking down language barriers and taking them to authentic eateries where locals eat. We do this by taking guests on 3 hour small-group tours to visit 5-6 eateries while educating them about what they are eating, and the impact food has on the culture in each city.

This is a full-time paid internship designed to improve our social media efforts and build relevant website content that aligns with our marketing strategy. The internship will last 3-6 months based on your availability. Individual projects, in addition to the responsibilities below, will be given based on the applicant’s individual interests and skills. This internship is meant to provide hands-on experience in areas that you would like to learn and explore.

Your primary responsibilities will include:
– Lead food tour groups 1-3 evenings per week to understand our business & customers, and collect relevant media needed for social media and website content.
– Develop and implement a strategy to maximize engagement on our new official WeChat account.
– Develop and implement a strategy to maximize engagement on our outdated Pinterest account.
– Create content and implement a weekly calendar for all social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and WeChat).
– Work with all team members to identify and create blog content for our website. Ensure that content is edited and regularly posted.
– Research and implement online marketing partnerships and booking providers to maximize our reach and increase our customer base.
– Other projects will be given based on individual skills, interests and abilities. Tell us what you want to do!

Job Requirements include:
– Highly motivated, independent performer who is able to manage their own time.
– Ability to manage deadlines and motivate colleagues to ensure those deadlines are met. Use shared online software platforms to track the success of these deadlines.
– Proven interest and knowledge on multiple social media channels.
– Ability to take professional photos (not from a phone) and strong written story-telling skills.
– Perfect written and spoken English fluency is required. This will be tested during the interview process.
– Native Chinese speakers are preferred but not required, we will accept applicants of all nationalities.
– Current students or fresh graduates are welcome to apply.

What We Offer You:
– This is a full-time, paid internship that will offer a monthly salary based on your qualifications.
– Lost Plate is an officially registered business in China that is able to complete documentation for your school or institution.

How to Apply:
First, visit our website to see what we’re all about:

Then, email the following three items to
– Your resume
– Outline a specific project idea that youwould like tocomplete during your internship that is not included in the job description above. This should be something relevant to your skills and education that you would like real-world experience in.
– A short story about your favorite food which should include what your favorite food(s) is, why you like it, where you like to get it, and why it has special meaning to you.

Lost Plate is unique organization offering an extremely unique opportunity for a passionate and hard-working performer. This position is a very flexible full-time position. Working in an office is not required, and you create your own hours while owning a large amount of responsibility. Success will be measured by company growth and customer feedback, and you’ll be rewarded for that growth and feedback. Close communication and a strong relationship with management will be essential to your success and personal growth in this role.

This role will be responsible for guiding small groups of foreigners to eat local food, completing daily administrative and operational tasks, providing a high level of customer service to our guests, and engaging in business development and marketing events.

Your primary responsibilities will include:

  • Leading food tours in Xian 1-3 nights a week, as required.
  • Creating, arranging, and communicating weekly schedules and logistics to guides, vendors, drivers
  • Implementing constant improvement to tours
  • Ongoing professional customer service communications
  • Generating relevant marketing material and developing social media strategies
  • Establishing further partnerships with local businesses and expand community outreach
  • Arranging occasional activities promoting Lost Plate

Job Requirements include:

  • Excellent written and spoken English & Chinese.
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision.
  • Confidence in making decisions independently that will impact the business.
  • Ability to lead and manage others (part-time guides).
  • Strong commitment to providing incredible customer service and a 100% satisfactory customer experience at all times.
  • Strive for excellence not only in personal work but also seeking to constantly improve overall team performance
  • Going above and beyond expectations to be awesome in every way.
  • You must have your own working computer, strong internet connection, and access to a reliable and fast VPN connection. You will be working remotely (not in an office).

What We Offer You:

• An extremely flexible working environment. As long as you manage your time well and complete daily responsibilities, you are free to work when and where you want.
• A competitive monthly salary.
• A monthly bonus as a percentage of company profits. The more successful you are at your job, and the more successful you make our tours in Xian, the more money you will earn with unlimited potential.
• A fun, open and international environment where your ideas matter and your hard work is rewarded.

We have already chosen the restaurants and built relationships with them. We’ve also arranged our own mode of transportation. We need you to be the local professional to engage with our guests, educate them on the food they are eating, and guarantee they have an amazing time.

We are looking for someone who…
• Is available for 1-4 evenings per week from 6pm to 10:30pm.
• Speaks English and is confident communicating to foreigners with different accents.
• Speaks fluent Chinese.
• A love and passion for food and what it means to the local culture.
• Comfortable following our proven method of superior service that we provide our guests to achieve a perfect tour experience.
• Independent, confident and able to think quickly on your feet to create a positive experience out of unfamiliar situations.

What we do for you…
• Provide individual and intensive training until you are comfortable and confident leading your own group of tourists.
• Offer competitive wages for each tour you give.
• Offer consistent bonuses for receiving positive feedback.
• You keep 100% of the tips you make during each tour.
• A fun and dynamic environment with regular incentives and activities to show our appreciation to you!

Nous avons déjà choisi les restaurants et établi des relations avec les propriétaires. Nous avons également organisé notre propre mode de transport. Nous avons besoin que vous soyez le relais local pour s’entretenir avec nos invités, les éduquer à la gastronomie et leur garantir une expérience incroyable.

Nous sommes à la recherche de quelqu’un qui… :
• Est disponible en soirée la semaine et/ou le week-end de 18h à 22h30.
• Parle français relativement bien afin de communiquer facilement avec nos invités francophones.
• Dans la mesure du possible, possède de bonnes bases en chinois.
• Aime et a une passion pour la gastronomie chinoise et ce que cela signifie pour la culture locale.
• Est confortable avec notre méthode de service supérieur, nous fournissons à nos invités une expérience d’excursion parfaite.
• Est indépendant, confiant et capable de trouver une solution rapidement pour créer une expérience positive en toutes situations, même inconnues.

Ce que nous faisons pour vous … :
• Fourni une formation individuelle et intensive jusqu’à ce que vous soyez à l’aise et confiant en conduisant votre propre groupe de touristes.
• Un salaire compétitif pour chaque tournée.
• Un bonus cohérent en fonction des commentaires positifs reçus.
• Vous conservez 100% des pourboires que vous faites lors de chaque visite.
• Un environnement amusant et dynamique avec des incitations et des activités régulières pour vous faire part de votre appréciation !

To apply, please:
1. Email your resume to
2. Include a letter about your favorite foods, why you like them, and where you like to get it. The letter should be composed as an email to a foreigner who asked you for food recommendations. Therefore, it should be detailed and written professionally.