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Associate Culinary Scientist - (1107) - Dallas, TX




Requisition #


Organizational Unit

Saputo -> Saputo Dairy Foods USA

Job Title

Associate Culinary Scientist


Dallas, TX 75204 US (Primary)


Bachelor's Degree

Shift Type

Standard Business Hours

Job Type



Minimal, but some travel may be required.

Job Description

The Associate Culinary Scientist is a key member of the Culinary department, in conjunction with supporting the R&D team as a whole.  This position not only plays a strategic role in the development and growth of the innovation pipeline, but will manage the day to day operations of our state-of-the-art Innovation Center in Dallas, TX.


This position will:

  • Play a key supportive role in culinary development and pipeline innovation
  • Build and Maintain Recipe Database
  • Manage Innovation Center
  • Partner with R&D/Sales to improve current innovation process
  • Lead internal product cutting and tastings
  • Support Sensory/Packaging functions with ad-hoc requests


  • Support our Corporate Chef in all areas including, but not limited to; culinary innovation, product development, and customer presentations.
  • Drive and Manage innovation pipeline at the ground level to support Culinary and Product Development efforts across all categories.
  • Manage Innovation Center,  maintain supplies and daily function while supporting culinary, sensory and packaging requests
  • Conduct research efforts to identify cutting-edge concepts in the industry
  • Work cross-functionally with Insights departments to effectively drive ideation sessions
  • Interact with customers during on-site testing, and presentations

Job Requirements

  • Culinary Arts or equivalent degree required – Knowledge of Food Science preferred
  • Minimum 2-3 years’ experience in Culinary Product Development, preferably for a National Account chain or brand.
  • Minimum or 1-2 years as a Test Kitchen technician
  • Ability to develop strong interactive relationships with Product Insights, Sales, Packaging, R&D and other cross-functional team personnel
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Office, Food Production Management systems, recipe database, and presentation software.
  • Requires excellent written and oral communication skills, as well as presentation skills.
  • Requires strong interpersonal and critical thinking skills.
  • Requires strong attention to detail and ability to envision the implementation tools needed to successfully utilize a concept or brand at the unit level.
  • Track record of successfully managing databases
  • Must be able to consume all types of foods on a regular basis

Exemption Type


Saputo Cheese USA Inc. and Saputo Dairy Foods USA, LLC are equal opportunity employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, age, religion, disability, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, or veteran status. If you'd like more information on your EEO rights under law, please contact the Company Human Resources department or visit


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