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Food & Trend Associate / Recipe Developer

| West Suburbs


About the role: 

This position is responsible for understanding food trends surrounding food in the market and relating them through recipe development. Reports to Food & Trend Innovators to develop recipes to showcase key products. 


What you will do:

  • Hands on recipe development from ideation to publication including writing and editing recipe copy and calculating nutritionals
  • Research food and cooking trends to drive development of creative, innovative recipes
  • Ability with demonstrating and education co-workers and consultants via company training videos or cooking demonstrations
  • Keeping current on Cooking Show by observing/attending at least 2 cooking shows per year (including virtual)
  • Performs other miscellaneous duties as assigned, e.g. support with recipe took, cooking/product tips, etc

Skills you will need:

  • BS in Food Science, Human Nutrition, Culinary Science or related field; Culinary
  • Diploma/Certificate a plus
  • At least 1-3 years recipe development; industry/corporate experience a plus.
  • Demonstrate a passion for food and a desire to learn and keep up with culinary and dining trends
  • Ability to work in a team environment, independently and cross functionally.
  • Attention to detail, accuracy, and deadlines required.
  • Food Styling experience a plus.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • High level of computer proficiency, especially in MS Office required.
  • Familiarity with all social media platforms required.
  • Ability to learn quickly and adapt to changing work environment.

About Pampered Chef: 

We’re a global brand delivering curated, high-quality kitchen solutions through a network of over 40,000 independent consultants. We began as a Chicago-based start-up in 1980. Today, we’re a small, agile company with long-term focus—backed by the resources of Berkshire Hathaway.
Our team is guided by our core values and our purpose of enriching lives…one meal & one memory at a time. We aren’t your typical company—we act like owners, crave challenges, seek out learning opportunities, and thrive in an environment of empowerment and accountability.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavaLanguages


We get to mix it up! PC has offices in Addison and in downtown Chicago.

What are Pampered Chef Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Happy Hours

Additional Perks + Benefits

Each and every coworker makes a difference every day by asking tough questions, finding the answers, and then making it happen—our entrepreneurial employees are the key to our success! Pampered Chef is big enough to implement cutting-edge technology, and small enough for all ideas to be heard and challenged.
We are a learning focused environment—we want you to learn from us, and we expect to learn from you and what you’re passionate about! We even provide training and development for added brainpower.

We collaborate every day in a high-tech space with writable walls, open collaboration zones, quiet “I need to contemplate” zones, and fun zones with ping pong, basketball, and bags, of course. No boring cubicle farms here!

We are concerned about your physical and financial well-being and offer BC/BS PPO or HMO health plans, dental, disability, matched 401K, life insurance, on-site fitness center, comfy chairs, on-site cafeteria, and dry cleaning valet service.

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