Barilla is an Italian
family-owned food company. Established in 1877, it’s now an
international Group present in more than 100 countries.
A world leader in the
markets of pasta and ready–to–use sauces in continental
Europe, bakery products in Italy and crispbread in Scandinavia,
the Barilla Group is recognized worldwide as a symbol
of Italian know–how.
“Good for You, Good for the Planet”
is Barilla’s purpose and the only way each person in the Group works and of
which is an ambassador. It means caring for the wellbeing of people and the
planet in everything Barilla does, from the field to consumption; it also
means promoting open and transparent working relationships in the communities
Barilla is part of.
Inc. wants to recruit a Product Development Specialist -Chef, Culinary within
Research & Development, based in Northbrook, IL. The
individual will report to Product Development Manager – Executive Chef,
The Culinary Chef is
responsible for providing culinary skills, knowledge, and support to both
internal and external customers/events throughout the US and in Canada.
Culinary support includes planning and execution of testing sessions in
the corporate kitchen, organization and food production for corporate events
and video/photography needs, support to customer business meetings,
ingredient ordering, inventory of dry and fresh product/produce, managing
schedules of outsourced staff, and scheduling maintenance services in the
- Provide culinary knowledge and
support to activities in the kitchen.
- Successfully develop new
recipes to support corporate’s products sales.
- Support Product Development
team by providing culinary expertise. Work with cross-functional
business teams to identify and implement product enhancement formulas,
and integrate culinary and product development expertise to optimize or
enhance flavor, texture and appearance of new and existing products.
- Coordinate with Marketing and
Culinary Services group in developing product applications and customer
specific menu/recipes. Participate to new product or service
- Provide culinary support on the
Trade Marketing & Sales, Bakery and External Relations teams as needed.
Programs include training customers/brokers and cooking at industry
- Conduct and support routine
visits and sales calls/visits to key customer accounts to strategically
identify, develop, and implement marketing and sales strategies,
identify new product and services opportunities and provide culinary
technical support to internal and external customers.
- Plan and execute for External
Relations events by developing recipes, ordering product, onsite cooking
and sampling for customers/consumers.
- Provide development of recipes
for publication in trade journals and cookbooks, website, etc. to
promote Barilla products.
- Maintain proper safety and
sanitation standards of test kitchen and/or any cooking venue involved
with corporate activities
- Data entry, writing and editing
- Tasting products and providing
personal feedback during product evaluations [Barilla and competitors
- Bachelor’s degree or
equivalent; Culinary degree preferred
- 4-8 years of related experience
- Communication skills including
presenting technique ideas and writing technical reports.
- PC skills including Microsoft
Office and outlook
- Culinary experience and ability
to apply technical learned knowledge.
- Good knowledge of restaurants
or food service operations.
- Experience of recipe menu
development in combination
- Experience with cooking
styling, and plating presentation.
- Working knowledge in managing
- Ability to perform basic math
- Certified Executive Chef,
- Familiar with good
- General knowledge of food
science and safety
Barilla is an equal
opportunity employer. It is the policy of Barilla to prohibit discrimination
and harassment of any type and to afford equal employment opportunities to
employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender,
national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any
other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and
ordinances, nationally and internationally. Other classifications include,
but are not limited to, family status, health status, multicultural
differences, political ideas and sexual orientation.