Culinary Chef

Contractual | 3 months |
Solon, OH, Ohio, USA
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Currently, we are looking for talented resources for one of our listed clients. If interested please reply to me with your updated resume or feel free to reach out to me for more details at (949) 407-8576

Title: Development Chef
Location: Solon, OH
Duration: 3 months

Position Summary:

  • This role provides a culinary mastership in support of the strategic priorities shared across Client Research & Development and the Client food businesses. 
  • The role proactively supports the culinary inspiration and development of Client Development Center (NDC) projects, working with Sensory Product Experience teams, Product Developers, Scientists, Engineers, and Operations in scaling up products for Bench-Top, Pilot Plants, and factories by applying cooking and cuisine expertise.  
  • Knowledge/expertise in Food Science, dough and dough fermentation techniques, pasta/noodle creation, and pizza are a strong plus.
  • Exposure to product development activities and food manufacturing facilities is also a strong plus.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Share culinary expertise within NDC projects and site activities.
  • Support the development of gold standard and reference targets for NDC projects, in collaboration with the Sensory Product Experience team.
  • Inspire and support Product Developers and technologists to formulate and develop products, according to Client and external guidelines.

Job Qualifications(Education, Experience and Knowledge):

  • Minimum 5 years of professional kitchen experience, with professional certifications.
  • Mastery of professional culinary techniques (logistics/planning, recipe and process documentation, preparation, consistency, and presentation).
  • Excellent communication skills (oral, written, and presentation). Must demonstrate clear and concise explanations of product culinary characteristics, marketplace trends and consumer-centric understanding (what, why, how).
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills. Can independently and proactively prioritize and manage time and resource commitments across multiple projects.
  • Strong interest & motivation (passion) in applying culinary knowledge to product development that drives business results (Discovery projects, pipeline, and launches).
  • Strong self-directed curiosity, creativity, prototyping, and “idea pitch” skills.
  • Strong collaboration, networking & information-gathering skills. Understands and can proactively drive and promote collaboration of cross-functional relationship networks.
  • Understanding of American taste preferences and flavor/cuisine trends.
  • Ability to coach, train, and mentor product developers/scientists in the culinary area.
  • Ability to Travel 10 - 15%.

About us:
At our organization, we take our mission and values to heart! We are on a mission to offer more and better jobs all over the world! Our goal is to care for you while you care for our clients and get you paid the highest pay possible. All our associates working with us are expected to embrace our RACE values: R - Results Matter, A- Approachable, C - Care, and E - Emergency i.e. work with a sense of urgency.

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