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R&D Specialist
Salt & Straw - Portland, OR

 

 

 

Salt & Straw is a small batch, handmade ice cream company based in Portland, OR and Los Angeles, CA. We started this company because we love to create great neighborhood places, which means supporting local artisans, contributing to local PTAs and taking care of our team. We take a lot of pride that our ice cream is a reflection of the local community, so our entire menu is written using local cream and collaborating with a cast of farmers, chefs, cheese-makers, brewers and butchers from all over Oregon and California.

Our kitchen is a crazy fun combination of high end pastry making and lean-focused manufacturing. Our head chef, Tyler Malek, has won multiple awards in the food industry including Forbes 30 Under 30, and Eaterís Young Guns Finalists. On top of that, our kitchen team is constantly working with the best chefs in the world for inspiration, training and collaboration. Our kitchen teams makes everything from scratch and puts incredibly innovative passion behind their work, resulting in one of the most dynamic pastry kitchens to work for in the country.

For this position: Our R&D Specialists work on a small team to help create recipes; produce prototypes; create training material; produce creative assets like photos and videos; build clear and concise recipes, a bill of materials and spec sheets; and provide Q&A support during pre- and post-production of a new product. Our flavors rotate monthly and require a nimble R&D team to ensure we are developing, marketing and serving the best ice cream in the world.

Experience:
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2+ years working in a professional pastry kitchen / bakery

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BS with major in Food Science / Food Supply Chains

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2+ years of professional recipe (or other food-related spec sheets) writing experience

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Knowledge of current pastry scene and recent developments/trends

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Experience with photography, lighting, composition and graphic design a plus!

Benefits:
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Hospitality Training

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40 hours of PTO (after 90 days)

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Health Insurance (first of the month after 60 days)

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Employee Assistance Program

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Lots of free ice cream

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Competitive wages and lots of opportunity for growth!

In order to apply for this position, please submit your resume and a cover letter telling us why you would be a good fit for position and answering these questions:

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What does hospitality mean to you and why is it important in the workplace?

  • Describe an instance when you have struggled with recipe/dessert creation. How were you able to figure out a solution?

 

 

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