: R&D Chef
: Culinary Development
: Director of Culinary Development
: Full Time
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Our R&D team members have a broad understanding of food design with the vision of how to translate at operational scale. The R&D chef role supports the transition from R&D proof of concept to successful commercialization in our production facility.
Integral part of the NY launch team. Manages the day-to-day communications and planning for how in-house concepts are translated and executed to successful market-wide scale. Trains the production team in culinary techniques for the successful execution of menu items. Supports the team to ensure dishes are consistent and up to culinary standards. Position fosters high touch relationships with food and production management teams. Ownership includes awareness on every aspect of the products within their commercialization pipeline with a whatever-it-takes work ethic.
Familiarity with a wide variety of cuisines
Minimum three years management in a high volume catering or commercial production facility
Excellent time management skills with the ability to multi-task, prioritize and meet deadlines
Solid understanding of food product development and testing in a commercial operation
Basic knowledge of the Microsoft Office (i.e. Word & Excel) and Google apps (i.e. Docs & Sheets)
Proficient in English, oral and written format, conversational Spanish desired
Attention to detail with a direct communication style
Familiarity with large scale kitchen production equipment - 10k meals daily
ServSafe certification or ability to acquire
Key contributor in delivering high success rate for getting concepts to market
Your daily efforts will be seen through immediate impact on variety of dishes in the portfolio
Contributes to seamless transitions between R&D and production teams
Ensures translation of small-batch recipes to larger batch production recipes
Ability to be flexible in work assignments, and switch gears as needed
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.
All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbents will posses the skills aptitudes and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills or abilities.
This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.