Our kitchen is the heart
of the business. We believe passionately that people can cook much tastier
food than a factory full of machines. Our kitchen in Burien, Washington,
operates much like a big hotel kitchen. The Prep section prepares all the
raw ingredients, chopping, dicing, mincing, trimming... The cooks use brat
pans. The Mix & Weigh section makes sure all the components of a dish
are assembled correctly. The Finishing line then puts the food into trays
by hand, layering lasagna, carefully spreading mash, sprinkling herbs to
garnish. In the Pastry room, the team carefully crafts pies by hand.
Everything is blast chilled and frozen, locking in flavor and nutrients so
every dish tastes freshly homemade when it emerges from a customer's oven
or microwave at home.
Our commitment to
quality: Tasting Every Dish, Every Day. It's the most important meeting in
The daily tasting at
which we sample a portion of every single recipe we've made the day before.
Nothing gets through unless it tastes just right.
Reporting to the Founder
and President, the Quality Assurance Technician will be responsible for the
oversight of the production and packaging departments within the company's
facility and ensure compliance with USDA regulations and organizational
policies. Key drivers of success will include training, people management,
and efficient co-ordination of the team.
- Works closely with the
organizations leadership group providing insight on specific
manufacturing issues, innovations and needs.
- Establish effective employee
relations and develop a culture of collaboration and innovation.
- Oversee food safety consumer
audits and USDA inspections.
- Takes the lead on continuous
improvement initiatives as related to production, equipment and quality.
- Leads troubleshooting of issues
related to production and packaging and coaches the team on developing
- Document control relevant to QA
and aligning within HACCP.
- Develops and maintains SOPs
within a GMP environment.
- BA or BSC in Food Science,
- At least one year of
progressive experience in a food manufacturing environment.
- Highly developed communication
skills both written and verbal. You will be liaising with managers and
key personnel on daily basis collaborating on issues relating to
manufacturing. You will be responsible for communicating objectives to
your team and ensuring adherence will policies as well as writing
reports, plans and memos.
- Proven experience in a food manufacturing
- Natural leadership skills with
the ability to lead through influence. Empowers team with knowledge
and skills needed to get their job done.
- Strong numerical ability
coupled with critical thinking are essential in this role.
- An ability to review specific
analysis and apply knowledge and insight within the production
- MS Office and Time and
Job Type: Full-time
- Quality Assurance: 1 year