C.H. Guenther & Son, Inc. is a dynamic, growing,
family privately owned corporation that has delivered high quality
grain-based products, traditional flavors and our just “baked from scratch”
taste for more than 160 years. We continue to be a leading supplier of
gravies and sauces, baking mixes and other value-added grain based food
products to Food Service and select consumer markets in North America and
Job Title: Culinary Technologist, R&D
The Culinary Technologist provides a bridge between R&D Food
Scientists, our Sales Team, and our customers. Duties are equally divided
amongst product training (both internal and external), product development,
and customer support. The Culinary Technologist is responsible for the
development of culinary gold standards as part of the product development
process and recipe development supporting both our customers’ and our sales
and marketing channels’ needs. Additional responsibilities include working
directly with our customers’ culinary and menu teams and coordinating and
developing appropriate product presentations.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Participate with the R&D
team, executing projects for new product development, cost savings
& development of formulas, recipes and applications.
- Develop and execute training
and education programs for the internal and external (broker) sales
force to demonstrate best practices for preparation, handling, and
serving of our products.
- Actively engage on the new
product/innovation process by creating opportunities with existing or
new customers. Scout new business opportunities and bring to the
attention of the sales channels.
- Assist Sales & Marketing
departments in providing technical information necessary for
customers, conduct product presentations, and troubleshooting technical
- Develop productive working
relationships with key suppliers’ key customers’ Culinary/Menu/R&D
staffs to engage them in collaborative work to generate new commercial
- Develop culinary gold
standards for new R&D projects and assist in development of
viable, manufacturer-friendly products.
Minimum Job Requirements:
*A.S. degree from accredited culinary school.
*B.A. or B.S. degree from an accredited institution a strong plus
*Degree in Food Science, Baking Science, or other technical field from an
accredited institution a strong plus.
*Valid driver’s license.
- Minimum of 3 years work
experience in culinary role including back of house restaurant
experience and the food manufacturing industry OR national restaurant
chain / national distributor “corporate chef” experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
*Strong knowledge of and expertise in a wide variety of food preparation
methods and cuisines.
*Strong knowledge of food ingredients and their functionality.
*Passion for food and the restaurant industry.
*Comfortable speaking in front of groups, leading presentations, and
communicating directly with customers and salespeople.
*Ability to work effectively in multi-functional project teams to achieve
business goals. Must be a strong team player.
*Ability to develop strong working relationships with customers and
supplier partners to help develop new business opportunities.
*Ability to effectively manage multiple projects and assignments
*Strong verbal and written communication skills and problem-solving skills.
*Must be proficient in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Working Conditions and Physical Effort:
- Standard office environment,
but will spend time in manufacturing plants which can be cold/hot
- Up to 30% travel will be
*Must demonstrate, promote and exemplify the Company’s Core Values in
People, Quality and Growth
*Must be a team player who freely and openly exchanges ideas with
colleagues and key contacts in other departments.
We will demonstrate high integrity, a commitment to
excellence, and a positive attitude in all that we do. We are results
driven, lead by example, communicate openly and
honestly, value diversity and foster long-term relationships. We offer
extremely competitive compensation and benefit programs that include
medical, dental and vision benefits, 401K savings plan, and more. For
additional information about our company, go to www.chg.com.