Summary: The Culinary
Scientist/R&D Chef is responsible for culinary-centric product
innovations, renovations and menu adaptations that a) drive incremental
revenue through improved product appeal or new sales, b) deliver cost
savings, and c) ensure compliance to nutritional regulations and our food
values for our K-12 business. This responsibility includes creating and
executing bench-top and scale-up recipes and meals as well as supporting
Revolution Foods’ kid-testing initiatives. The Culinary Scientist/R&D
Chef will have a balance of culinary creativity with real-world conditions
and an entrepreneurial mindset. This position is based in our Oakland, CA
Responsible for recipe and
meal creation using menu strategy inputs, food trends and use of
nutritional development software applications that also meets
Revolution Foods ingredient standards and budgets.
Runs K-12 culinary action
items on all innovation and renovation projects.
Validates recipes and meals
in support of commercialization and optimization projects.
Coordinates product cuttings
for the department.
Prepares documentation for
cost, nutrition and commercialization review prior to meal launch.
Product support of meal
testing in schools.
Culinary Degree (min. 8 month
certificate) and/or BS in Food Science or related field.
Min 3-5 years minimum working
in a fresh foods R&D environment and/or experience commercializing
recipes for manufacturing environment.
Excellent knife skills,
demonstrated familiarity with commercial kitchen equipment and HACCP
food safety standards.
Serve Safe certification is a
Management experience a plus.
An unrelenting attention to
Able to multitask,
troubleshoot, and work within an environment with ever-changing
priorities and deadlines.
Excellent communication and
interpersonal skills via email, in person and on the phone, both in
one on one and team situations.
A self-starter who is able to
work independently with little direction, and who’s confident enough
to ask when clarification is needed.
Able to lift 50 pounds and
stand for extended periods of time, as needed.
Proficient in Microsoft
Committed to the Revolution
Foods mission that all children will have access to nutritious, tasty
food to support the development of healthy minds and bodies.