Think snack should be healthy, sustainable, and
especially delicious? So do we. We’ll supply the
tools – get ready to do something great with them.
This is not a desk job. This is not for the
lighthearted. We need someone who is always striving to do more. We need
someone who can lead from the start and can actively shape the future of
If you want to join our team of passionate scientists
and chefs in order to change the landscape of the food industry, we’d love
to hear from you. If you are intimidated by long hours and seemingly
insurmountable tasks, this isn’t the position for you.
Show us you want to make a difference. Choose one of
the following prompts to include in your cover letter:
1. What is your expertise and how can you use it to solve the world’s
biggest food problem?
2. Passionate means crazy and crazy means weird. Come up with the weirdest
snack food you can think of.
3. Give us two sentences about why you want to work here - without using
the letter E.
We’re not looking for an ordinary Food Scientist
because this isn’t an ordinary company.
We are fusing the culinary and food science worlds in order to make game
changing snack products that are nutritious and actually taste great. Our
clients come to us because we can take the inkling of an idea and give them
something unbelievable to taste in days or weeks not years.
If it’s not healthy, if it’s not delicious, if it’s
not sustainable…we’re not interested.
We know that there are no problems without solutions.
Dedication and work will always overcome the most difficult roadblocks. We
are looking for someone that shares our passion for food and for giving
consumers better choices when they walk down the aisle of the grocery
The ideal candidate is a flexible multi-tasker that welcomes challenges and
a fast-paced environment. New and exciting projects are always coming
through the door, so you need to be on your toes and good at reshuffling
That being said, precision and execution are
You must learn fast and be ready to jump in and lead
as soon as possible. You will be in charge of several projects at once, and
they all have shifting time lines. Therefore, organizational skills,
formula writing, and comfort around technology are necessities.
The resources we have are here because someone took
charge asked for them. You are your best advocate. Each new project has new
challenges, and you have to take initiative and be aware of what you need.
You must have a deep knowledge of the consumer
packaged goods industry. We predominantly focus on “on-the-go snacks”
including (but not limited to) beverages, sweet snacks, salty snacks,
breakfast foods, and fast-casual dining concepts.
This requires a comprehensive understanding of what
is possible in the manufacturing and ingredient world. We don’t expect you
to know everything, but we do except that you know where to find the
information you need in order to execute a wide variety of projects. And we
expect that you will stay current on trends and advancements within the
industry, so that you can come up with innovative ideas and techniques.
Communication is critical. You need to be able to
explain your work to the CEO, the Head Chef, the interns, and everyone in
between. We are a small team, and everyone plays a crucial part.
This is your opportunity to dream up and make foods
that nobody (outside our lab) thinks are possible.
Are you ready to jump in?
- BS in Food Science, Chemistry, or Chemical Engineering
- At least 5 years spent researching and developing food. Not products or
mixtures, but FOOD. We need people who have the understanding of what it
takes to develop a product but the flexibility to know there are multiple
paths to the finish line.
- Someone who understands what makes a product spoil and how to test it
(predicting what is going to go bad before it happens and how the
manufacturing and packaging are going to change the product)
- Ability to combine nutrition with functionality. Must have a detailed
understanding of nutrition labels.
- The ability to extrapolate from the bench to the pilot plant and to see
where things will fail before they get there.
- Strong computer skills.
- A love of food and a desire to share that with the people around you.