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Senior R&D Chef

Everytable Los Angeles, CA

  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description
 

Senior R&D Chef

 

Everytable, PBC is a mission-driven food company that fights for food justice by making fresh, nutritious food accessible to everyone, everywhere. Our multi-channel business includes grab and go stores, SmartFridges, and a weekly Subscription service, all powered by a central kitchen that produces meals starting at $5. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Everytable has emerged as a leading first responder for food across Los Angeles. In partnership with city and county government agencies and non-profit organizations, Everytable has established an effort that will deliver more than 3 million meals [and counting] to the most vulnerable populations across Los Angeles: homebound seniors, homeless residents now housed in hotels, community college students, etc. While we grow exponentially across greater Los Angeles, we are laying the foundation for national expansion.

 Position Overview:

We are seeking a Senior R&D Chef to join our team in Los Angeles. This position will report to the VP of Culinary Innovation while also interacting with various levels of leadership within the organization. The Senior R&D Chef will lead the R&D Chef team, and is responsible for supporting new product development and improving existing products for our omni-channel business, inclusive of our retail stores, SmartFridge, delivery & subscription channels.

 Responsibilities: 

  • Manage team of R&D Chefs to achieve department and company goals inclusive of new product development, existing recipe and procedure optimization, and supporting commercialization and culinary operations training
  • Develop standards, processes and tools to assist in delivering consistent culinary products
  • Guide and support culinary team in the implementation and adherence of brand standards, processes & systems
  • Craft unique and creative new recipes that adhere to the highest levels of food quality, consistency, nutritional parameters, and that can be achieved under high volume production conditions
  • Ensure Product Briefs are executed on at the highest level, inclusive of attaining targets for nutrition, operational constraints, and any other guardrails identified
  • Calculate and present ingredient and product costing and labor to ensure they meet target ranges
  • Balance world-class culinary standards and techniques within a manufacturing setting and needs for a high-volume, complex operation
  • Constantly work to improve product quality, and use positive influence to education and train on such standards
  • Meticulously record all project work, testing parameters, and pertinent analytical information
  • Conduct yield, shelf life, and performance analysis tests for all new and current ingredients under review
  • Constantly seek to learn more, do better, and appreciate the need for on-going within the culinary arts, operations, and supply chain
 Qualifications and Skills:

  • Culinary school/program graduate or 10+ years of experience in food development, R&D, food science, or related work/education combination
  • Experience with product development and R&D is essential, ideally in CPG, foodservice and/or restaurant environments
  • Genuine passion for cooking and a refined palate, with exceptional knowledge of world cuisines and culinary techniques. Baking & pastry knowledge is a plus.
  • A deep commitment to our social mission and an interest in working in a non-traditional kitchen environment, making nutritious, delicious food designed for grab-and-go consumers.
  • Exceptional organizational and project management skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other departments, and work with a high level of autonomy
  • Computer proficiency, and the ability to learn various technology platforms and systems
  • Ability to take ownership of tasks and projects, displaying a consistent sense of urgency to find a solution, and diligent follow through to completion
  • Experience leading direct reports, and a desire to teach and develop team members and peers
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, and to balance changing priorities and pivot quickly when the business requires
Essential Functions:

  • Must be able to stand for 8-12 hours
  • Regular bending/kneeling/stooping required
  • Some carrying, moving and positioning of objects and equipment weighing up to 40 pounds
  • Must be able to work in a fast, sometimes loud environment with varying temperatures
  • Must be able to work in refrigerated conditions (41 degrees Fahrenheit)
Benefits, Compensation & Job Specs

  • Full-time position
  • Health, Dental & Vision benefits
  • Competitive Salary, depending on experience
  • Start date: ASAP

Everytable

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Los Angeles, CA
90058 USA

Industry

Food

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