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R&D Food Specialist
YouBar, Inc. - Monterey Park, CA 91754





Position Objective: This position will collaborate with the Food Specialist to manage the translation process from concept to recipe making sure recipe meets YouBarís and all food safety standards.

Duties and Responsibilities Include:

  • Successfully develop new recipes to support clientís vision
  • Work with and support Recipe Development and Quality Assurance teams
  • Identify and implement product enhancement formulas to optimize or enhance flavor, texture and appearance of new and existing products.
  • Verify consistency in recipe results: texture, color and taste. Confirm results with Product Development team
  • Collaborate with Q.A., CEO, R&D team to make recipe modifications when needed
  • Create efficiency runs to verify production ability in the main kitchen. If problematic, review/reformulate with Q/A and R& D
  • Accurately document and maintain recipe formulas and modifications
  • Enforcement of Bar recipes: Follow all recipe SOPís, FDA compliance to render all bar products with optimal quality and consistency
  • Follow all Company GMP protocols and safety procedures
  • Customer contact regarding prototype bars, NF panels, and shipping information
  • Perform water activity calibrations
  • Data entry, writing and editing recipes.


  • Bachelorís degree in Food Science or Nutrition preferred
  • Minimum 2 years of related experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • PC skills including Microsoft Office, Drop Box, Excel
  • Familiar with good manufacturing techniques.
  • Food safety certification and nutritional analysis preferred
  • Some experience with Consumer Marketplace, including food trends in the bar manufacturing industry
  • Proven ability to work in a fast-paced kitchen environment with a sense of urgency while still maintaining accuracy.

Job Type: Full-time

Required education:

  • Bachelor's


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