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Food Scientist / Product Development - Los Angeles, CA 90058

Culinary International 

$65,000 - $85,000 a year

 

 

 

Culinary International is a fast-growing co-packer with a team of over 200 people committed to making high quality frozen and refrigerated packaged food. We are a manufacturer of frozen and fresh entrees, snacks, and similar products, in a variety of packaging, including pouches, bowls, and trays.

As a product development food scientist, you will be involved with a project from conception to commercialization through implementation, including packaging design. You will be working closely with internal departments to manage projects through to completion.

Please contact us if you are interested in learning more about our company and this opportunity.

Responsibilities:

  • Participate in product development ideation.
  • Development of new products, and improvement to current products, through proper formulation and organoleptic evaluation.
  • Communicate with various departments in the product development process.
  • Participate in technical formulation, specification development, data collection, and procedures implementation.
  • Communicate with customers in relation to R&D bench top and trial run procedures.
  • Participate in USDA labeling, organic certification, nutritional analysis, ingredient allergen management in recipe development, etc.
  • Participate in packaging development including research into packaging concepts.
  • Track and manage projects through the companyís product development process.
  • Participate in continuing education to keep abreast of latest developments in food science.

Qualifications:

  • B.S. Food Science or related Field.
  • Minimum 2 yearsof product development, process development, or similar experience in food related industry.
  • Experience in factory environment, scaling from bench top to commercialization a plus.
  • Experience in USDA formulation development (meals, snacks, appetizers, fried foods) a plus.
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Ability to interface well, and collaborate with, internal departments, customers, and suppliers.
  • Be highly self-motivated, proactive, demonstrate initiative, and think critically & analytically
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Exceptional organization skills with the ability to manage multiple projects.
  • Ability to work in fast paced environment and adaptable to change.
  • Occasional travel required.

Compensation & Benefits:

Culinary International offers competitive packages that include performance bonuses, vacation and sick days, medical/vision/dental/life insurance, and a retirement plan / 401k.

Company Information:

Culinary International has made delicious and authentic Mexican foods for over forty years for the co-manufacturing & private label market. We are headquartered in Los Angeles!

The company is built on long-standing partnerships with many of the leading national food brands and retailers in the United States. For decades, the products we make have been sold at major grocery chains, club stores, and convenience stores across the country.

Culinary International has a long track record of manufacturing premium specialty foods that meet the highest expectations of our customers for quality and safety. Culinary Internationalís high standards and strict adherence to product safety and quality specifications have garnered many gold-standard industry certifications including SQF Level 2, GFSI, and QAI and USDA Organic.

Culinary International manufactures a variety of hand-helds, single-serve meals, club packs, and appetizer items in both the frozen and refrigerated categories. Almost all of these items can be made with conventional, all natural, gluten-free, non-gmo, and organic (certified or made-with) designations. Culinary International is a leading manufacturer of USDA certified and made-with organic Mexican and fusion items. Our expertise in the organic category offers our customers the ability to take advantage of the fast growing certified organic frozen & refrigerated food markets. Organic food product development necessitates an in-depth knowledge of the organic ingredient market, organic focused recipe development, as well as the manufacturing processes required for USDA organic food certification.

For more information, please visit our website: culinaryinternational.com.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $65,000.00 to $85,000.00 /year

Experience:

  • Food Science / Product Development: 2 years (Required)
  • USDA: 2 years (Preferred)
  • Packaging Development: 2 years (Preferred)
  • Project Management: 2 years (Preferred)

Education:

  • Bachelor's (Required)

 

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