The Associate R&D Chef supports culinary-centric product
innovations, renovations and menu adaptations that a) drive incremental
revenue through improved product appeal or new sales, b) deliver cost
savings, and c) ensure compliance to nutritional regulations and our food
values for our K-12 business. This responsibility includes executing
bench-top and scale-up recipes and meals as well as maintaining the
Culinary Departmentís supplies. The Associate R&D Chef will have a
balance of culinary creativity with real-world conditions and an
entrepreneurial mindset. This position is based in our Oakland, CA office
and reports to the Culinary Development Director.
Support culinary team through
Create meals using menu
strategy inputs, food trends and use of nutritional development
Direct involvement in meal,
pantry item and recipe innovation.
Lead recipe and meal
renovations under the direction of the Culinary Development Director.
Coordination of product and
coordinator to maintain the Culinary Departmentís inventory and
supplies from supply ordering, FIFO to work space organization.
Preparing miseen place for Culinary Development Director
and Executive Chef.
mid-scale and full scale scratch recipes and meal builds.
Accurately calculating and
validating scaled recipes.
documentation for nutrition review and market distribution in
partnership with the departmentís coordinator.
5 years min working in an fresh foods R&D environment.
Culinary Degree required.
An unrelenting attention to
Large format cooking
experiences a plus.
Excellent knife skills,
demonstrated familiarity with commercial kitchen equipment and HACCP
food safety standards.
Intermediate to Advanced
Microsoft Office Suite skills.
Natural drive to push
projects forward, curiosity and troubleshooting instincts.
Excellent communication and
interpersonal skills: Able to work well with others and participate as
part of a team.
A self-starter who is able to
work independently with little direction, and whoís confident enough
to ask when clarification is needed.
Able to multitask, juggling
varying deadlines and work within an environment with ever-changing
Able to lift 50 pounds and
stand for extended periods of time.
Serve Safe certification is
Food Science or Science based
degree a plus.
Project management skills a
Committed to the Revolution
Foods mission that all children will have access to nutritious, tasty
food to support the development of healthy minds and bodies.
Education and Experience
Culinary Arts degree
BS in Food Science, Science
related degree a plus.
Serve Safe certification
Test design experience
Project management experience a plus.
Proficient in Microsoft
Office Suite including Word, Excel, Powerpoint