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Senior Food Technologist/Pasta Expert
Interstate Personnel -
Gilroy, CA


The Senior Food Technologist will be responsible for innovating and developing new products concepts, prototypes, and processes in response to customer or internal objectives and focuses on the development of pasta products. The Sr. Food Technologist manages focused development of new products, which includes conceptual development, formulation, implementation, validation and continuous management and improvement, and delivers the required margin for customers and the business.


  • This position contributes to the revenue and profit growth by developing new and improved pasta (especially ravioli) products using both a scientific and culinary approach.
  • The Technologist will be responsible for innovating and developing new product concepts, prototypes, and processes in response to customer or internal briefs and manages focused development of new products to deliver the required margin for customers and the business.
  • This position creates formulas/recipes for commercialization and costing; adapts formulas to production.
  • Create samples for external customers in a timely manner and will maintain concise documentation of formulas and work papers.
  • Provides formulas and batching information for costing and material sourcing.
  • The Technologist presents new product and process facts and ideas clearly, accurately and persuasively to customers internally and externally and cross- functionally. Plans, organizes and controls resources to deliver products and processes to an agreed quality and timescale.
  • Tests products and develop specific processing methods, leads product scale-up and start-ups as necessary.
  • Work with operations on initial production runs and as needed to maintain product quality levels and conducts core ingredient research, development of new products, cost and quality improvements to current products, shelf life improvement and new product research.
  • Confer with vendors, process engineers, chefs, flavor experts, packaging and marketing specialists to understand available technology and provide ideas, solutions, and alternatives to meet food safety, quality, costs, and customer requirements.
  • Maintain an awareness of market food trends and comparative products from all major retailers/competitors and recommends product development ideas in line with those trends and coordinates interdepartmental activities; seeks mutual agreement on problems involving coordination.
  • Contribute to the overall team effort by accomplishing related tasks and by applying leadership skills and active participation and motivates and inspires direct reports up to Development Technologist level to achieve personal development and continual improvement and champions and organizes the cleaning daily activities for the R&D Lab.


  • The Food Development Technologist should have experience in cut/ filled pasta products or Food manufacturing experience.
  • This position may have supervisory responsibilities, so management or supervisor experience a plus
  • It also requires a vast knowledge of food science and formulation


  • At least 5 years of experience as a food technologist or scientist in the pasta food channel
  • MS degree in food science or food technology
  • A culinary certification is a plus
  • Food manufacturing experience is required.

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