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Food Technologist - Corona, CA 92880

Cadence Gourmet LLC





The Food Technologist is responsible for new product development and providing technical service using both a scientific and culinary approach.


  • Develop new products and processes in response to R&D, Sales and/or customer requests.
  • Produce bench top and pilot plant samples and scale up formulation and processes in production.
  • Commission the commercialization of the products and assist QA in writing up the specifications and operating procedures.
  • Maintain concise documentation of tests carried out in the kitchen and record results of the tests.
  • Design sensory evaluation protocol, schedule and coordinate sensory evaluation of new products and competitorsí products.
  • Cost out new products and carry out cost reduction projects or improve product quality without increasing cost.
  • Conduct ingredient research, contact suppliers and consult with their technical team for assistance in the use of new


  • Carry out shelf life evaluations of new products and potential shelf life extension of existing products.
  • Confer with vendors, packaging and marketing specialists to understand available technology and provide ideas, solutions, and

alternatives to meet food safety, quality, costs, and customer requirements.

  • Identify, evaluate and inspect products from co-packers and from competitors.
  • Maintain databases of ingredient and formula changes.
  • Responsible for nutritional analysis and labeling of products.
  • Carry out the routine quality evaluations of products from production to make sure that our product quality is consistent.
  • Assist the VP of Culinary and Innovation with various projects.


  • Adheres to all Food Safety/Quality SOPís
  • Communicates any known or suspected Food Safety/ Quality issues to the Production Manager or Supervisor, Q.A. Department

or Management.

  • Attends Food Safety/Quality training sessions.

BS in Food Science or relevant area.
Minimum 3 years experience in R&D role within the food manufacturing industry.
Ability to work accurately, quickly and with good laboratory practices across multiple projects within the day/week.
Candidate must possess good documentation skills and be adept at working within programs such as Excel, Word & assorted databases such as Genesis.
Knowledge of recipes, basic mixing and blending skills and the ability to follow formulations precisely is required.
Soft skills: we are looking for someone with a positive attitude, a team player, engaging and able to communicate thoughts and ideas effectively.

Must be able to work in three different climate controlled areas. Kitchens, cooler and freezer. Must be able to lift occasionally up to 35lbs while bending and turning.

This job description does not list all the job duties of this position. Duties listed are subject to change based on business and/or management needs. Management reserves the right to revise this job description at any time. This is an exempt position reporting to the VP of Culinary and Innovations.


  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Flexible expending account & Life Insurance.
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) and Holiday Pay
  • Paid Bereavement Leave
  • Supportive Work Environment
  • Ongoing training and opportunities for career advancement and development


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