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Junior Recipe Developer

New York, NY
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

At HelloFresh, we want to change the way people eat forever by offering our customers high quality food and recipes for different meal occasions. Over the past 10 years, we've seen this mission spread around the world and beyond our wildest dreams. Now, we are a global food solutions group and the world's leading meal kit company, active in 17 countries across 3 continents. So, how did we do it? Our weekly boxes full of exciting recipes and fresh ingredients have blossomed into a community of customers looking for delicious, healthy and sustainable options. The HelloFresh Group now includes our core brand, HelloFresh, as well as: GreenChef, EveryPlate, Chef's Plate, Factor, and Youfoodz.

Come see what's cookin' at HelloFresh!

At HelloFresh, we want to revolutionize the way we eat by making it more convenient and exciting to cook meals from scratch. We have offices all over the world and we deliver delicious meals to millions of people.  

We are the industry leader in meal-kit subscription services and we're growing all the time. We have distinct meal-kit services that cater to everyone with the most menu variety in the market, which allows us to reach an incredibly wide population of people.

The HelloFresh team is diverse, high-performing, and international, and our work environment is an inspiring space where you can thrive as a result.

Job Description

As a Junior Recipe Developer, you will be part of our in-house Culinary team and will collaborate with our Product Innovation, Menu Planning, and Product Insights teams. Your contribution to the strategic development of our Culinary department will be focused predominantly on researching, developing and testing recipes, analyzing and providing critical recommendations related to process improvements, and analyzing food trends, ingredients, diets, and customer preferences. You will be working on the HelloFresh and/or EveryPlate Brands.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate, analyze and cross test recipes for execution, recipe flow, ingredient compatibility, recipe guidelines, and especially flavor. Recommend revisions to improve taste and consistent execution of successful recipes that can be reproduced by home cooks of varying skill levels.
  • Research and develop new recipes within budget, nutritional, and variety constraints, leveraging product insights, food trends, customer feedback, and the recipe database to create exciting and successful new dishes. Analyze feedback on new recipes and make process adjustments to perfect recipes and document precise directions.
  • Participate in all of the culinary team tastings, share your insights, provide and collect feedback on recipe flavor, composition, and methods; analyze and make any recommendations on any adjustments that need to be made to recipes, process, or directions.
  • Research and experiment with new food trends, ingredients, and different diets. 
  • Participate in our innovation workshops in collaboration with the Product Innovation team to shape the future direction of the menu.
  • Analyze and propose modifications to existing recipes and corresponding directions to re-energize the product and drive score improvement or help solve operational constraints.
  • Learn the unique HelloFresh and EveryPlate menu offerings. Become an expert in our customer preferences and flavor profiles, and apply this knowledge when evaluating recipes, ingredients, and processes to cultivate a variety of flavor experiences. 
  • Review recipes for editorial and guideline standards before customer go-live; recommend changes as needed.
  • Analyze customer feedback and update guidelines tracker for accuracy, including updating for new methods or new ingredients based on customer feedback.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders across the business to provide culinary input on projects and new initiatives. 

You are...

  • Obsessed with food!
  • In the "know" regarding trends and developments happening in the culinary space
  • Creative and pragmatic when it comes to creating, testing, and updating new and existing  culinary products for our customers
  • Organized, detailed oriented, and comfortable working with large data sets and systems
  • Agile, adaptable, and excited to work in a fast-paced environment that's rapidly  changing with limited direction
  • Solution-oriented, able to think critically, and relentless at driving projects to completion
  • Able and willing to give and receive constructive feedback well
  • Able to identify process gaps and drive continuous improvement with effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Able to confidently lead demonstrations and provide interactive instructions to test kitchen audiences.

At a minimum, you have...

  • Bachelor's degree 
  • 2 years of Professional Culinary experience; ideally in a Test Kitchen or Product Development related role 
  • Culinary School Degree or equivalent work experience and/or training

You'll get…

  • Competitive compensation & 401k company match that vests immediately upon participation
  • Generous parental leave of 16 weeks & PTO policy
  • $0 monthly premium and other flexible health plans effective first day of employment
  • 75% discount on your subscription to HelloFresh and EveryPlate, 50% discount on Green Chef, and 40% discount on Factor (as well as other product initiatives)   
  • Snacks, cold brew on tap & monthly catered lunches
  • Company sponsored outings & Employee Resource Groups
  • Collaborative, dynamic work environment within a fast-paced, mission-driven company  
About HelloFresh

We believe that sharing a meal brings people of all identities, backgrounds, and cultures together. We are committed to celebrating all dimensions of diversity in the workplace equally and ensuring that everyone feels a sense of inclusion and belonging. We also aim to extend this commitment to the partners we work with and the communities we serve. We are constantly listening, learning, and evolving to deliver on these principles. We are proud of our collaborative culture. Our diverse employee population enables us to connect with our customers and turn their feedback into meaningful action - from developing new recipes to constantly improving our process of getting dinner to our customers' homes. Our culture attracts top talent with shared values and forms the foundation for a great place to work!

At HelloFresh, we embrace diversity and inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of an individual's race, national origin, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, marital status or any other protected characteristic under applicable law, whether actual or perceived. As part of the Company's commitment to equal employment opportunity, we provide reasonable accommodations, up to the point of undue hardship, to candidates at any stage, including to individuals with disabilities.

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