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Recipe Developer/Tester



Time Inc.




Content Development/Content Programming


United States - Alabama - Birmingham




Full Time


Recipe Developer/Tester

Job Description:-
•Creatively collaborate with the Executive Food Director and Food Editors during brainstorming sessions to conceive, refine, and deliver recipes that accurately reflect each project’s individual concept, as well as the Brand’s vision.

•Develop original recipes for Oxmoor House book projects and branded projects, such as Cooking Light, Southern Living, Sunset, Real Simple, Food & Wine, All*You, etc. within deadlines. Develop recipes according to each brand’s style sheets.

•Test, annotate, and modify recipes for all Oxmoor House and branded projects, such as Cooking Light, Southern Living, Sunset, Real Simple, Food & Wine, All*You, etc.  Collaborate with Executive Food Director and team to establish best testing practices and discuss pertinent details of recipes and any problems incurred. Provide solutions to problems encountered. Consult with foods editors throughout testing process to deliver accurate recipes that are on target for each project. Actively participate in evaluation of recipes other than those personally tested.

•Proofread edited recipes for accuracy before submission to editors.

•Stay abreast of current cooking trends and competition through cookbooks, magazines, and websites to ensure our recipes for each brand are of the highest possible standards. Create inspiration books and research folders for each new project. 

•Maintain knowledge and familiarity with each brand’s style sheets (Cooking Light Southern Living…etc). Individual styles must be applied to each brand in each stage of a recipe- development, testing, and editing.

•Prepare and creatively style food for photography, if required. Work closely with photographer and stylist to create beautiful, eye-appealing images. Take the lead in garnishing and presentation ideas. Effectively manage time to insure all prep work is completed and communicate with photo team concerning schedule of shots on each photo day. Make appropriate notes on recipes about any changes made to recipe during photography.

•Additional Duties include writing up weekly market order list, shopping for groceries, checking off available inventory, and maintaining order in the pantry, refrigerators, and freezers. Maintaining inventory of supplies and equipment.  

B.S. in Food-related field or Culinary Arts Degree . 
Restaurant or other food professional experience: 2 to 4 years demonstrated cooking experience.
Previous  test kitchen/publishing experience appreciated but not mandatory 
Solid food science knowledge.
Attention to detail and organizational skills essential
Ability to work well under pressure, handle multiple projects concurrently, and meet deadlines
Flexibility: comfortable with fast-paced, changing priorities. 
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