Culinary Associate- R&D

| Chicago
Home Chef is hiring a Culinary Associate to support culinary & product team with editing, writing, and creation of recipes; ingredient and specification management; photography management and other related projects. 

Detailed Responsibilities:

  • Recipe Development
  • Taste and provide feedback daily on all meals chefs develop, including red meat, vegetarian, soy, seafood, shellfish, and pork
  • Participate and contribute actively to ideation sessions for menus and new meal ideas
  • Write recipes with the culinary team, adhering to style guide and best practices
  • Contribute to recipe editing process, ensuring error-free recipes that are easy to understand and execute
  • Review recipe step photos, create and maintain photo library, upload photos, and perform other duties associated with food photography
  • Culinary Reporting & Analytics
  • Develop, track, and present weekly KPIs monitoring meal and menu performance
  • Create and run recurring summary meetings for quarters & years, analyzing net impact of structural changes in the development process
  • Perform analytics on sales, trends, meal ratings, and other metrics as needed to inform future menus and meals
  • Ingredient Specification Management
  • Develop and manage ingredient specification process and schedule, communicating with suppliers to get up-to-date and accurate spec sheets & nutritional updates
  • Support in identifying shorts & replacements for procurement teams to maintain quality of meals
  • Perform weekly reviews of box audits, procurement sheet checks, and other functions essential to the team as needed

Qualifications:

  • Passion for food & willingness to eat all meals created by chefs (allergens and dietary restrictions cannot be accommodated)
  • 1-3 years of experience in a fast-paced work environment
  • Ready to go the extra mile to make sure deliverables are done well and on time, every time
  • Highly organized & detail-oriented
  • Strong communicator and relationship builder
  • Bachelor’s Degree, Associate’s degree in a culinary field, or relevant work experience
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Location

Located in the iconic Wrigley building, our location offers the best of the Loop and River North. Close to transportation, restaurants & shops.
400 N. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

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