Food Technologist – Denver, CO


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Company: Legendary Baking

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·         Job ID:

·         Date:07/19/2010

·         Location:Denver

·         State:Colorado

·         Degree:B.S./B.A.

·         Salary:Not Specified   Why?

Job Types:

Food Technol/Scientists, QA Supervision, Research Technician

Job Description

Legendary Baking is the dessert manufacturing division of American Blue Ribbon Holdings. Our primary focus is supplying the highest quality desserts to our Bakers Square and Village Inn Restaurants. Legendary Baking operates two production bakeries (Oak Forest, IL and Chaska, MN) along with a state of the art cold storage facility. These bakeries supply fresh pies to our Bakers Square restaurants, and frozen pies and bases, topped & baked at the restaurants, to both Corporate and franchised Village Inn restaurants.

Legendary Baking also supports an Outside Sales customer base selling products under its J. Horner’s label and private label brands. Products we produce can now be found in over 2,000 food service and 7,000 retail locations across the nation.

We have an immediate need for a Food Technologist to join our Legendary Baking team in Denver Co. In this role, you will be responsible for developing new products for internal and external customers; to looking for efficiencies in existing products; and providing support to the bakeries when producing new products or making changes to existing products. Undertaking and completing large development projects. This position reports to our Legendary Baking Director of R&D.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS • Work in the test kitchen to develop new bakery products and customer samples; obtain approval and send finished samples to customers. Able to set up product cutting, provide support information, and follow up actions. Extensive food tasting is required. • Undertake large research projects that require extensive testing, formula organization, and self motivation to become the expert on this product. • Test and recommend new ingredients and procedures for Legendary Baking products that improve quality and efficiency; test and recommend new ingredients when needed to fill the supply chain. • Confer with external ingredient suppliers, engineers and equipment manufacturers to verify standard operating procedures for the various products being tested and manufactured at Legendary Baking. • Support system maintenance by communicating updates to the specifications in SAP to ensure all food specifications are current, correct and compliant with SAP and product labels, including allergens identification. • Navigate within SQF and assist in keeping the information up to date. • Work with Research & Development Team on matters pertaining to ingredients and packaging materials. • Support the verification and establish specifications of dessert products in use and being developed, under the direction of the Director, Research & Development. • Support evaluation of ingredients and products used in the development and production of finished goods; and ensures compliance with specifications and standards that have been established during the test and trial period of new products. • Support the maintenance of descriptive, nutritional and ingredient labeling and coding for products produced in the bakeries and ensures established labeling is in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. Support audits of product ingredient information and labeling procedures and report discrepancies to the Director, R& D. • Communicate to Supply Chain Department on sourcing new products. • Perform all assigned projects and duties.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE • Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science Technology or related field is required. • One to two years of experience in Research & Development is required, preferably in a food manufacturing environment. One to two years culinary experience is preferred. • Must pass a background check.

CERTIFICATIONS OR LICENSES • Valid driver’s license and car insurance.

TRAVEL • Travel as needed. Up to 25%.

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American Blue Ribbon Holdings believes in providing a positive, supportive and productive work environment in which to advance your career. We maintain a long-standing commitment to our employees well being and offer a full range of benefits:

• Meal privileges • Medical, Dental, and Disability coverage • Paid vacation • Educational assistance • 401(k) retirement plan

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