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Culinary Associate- R&D

| Chicago
Home Chef is building new ways to navigate the booming meal kit delivery industry. Our team is a unique mix of creators, chefs, entrepreneurs, and trailblazers and we’re growing quickly. Our customer-first mentality, combined with a zest for supporting our peers, helped us bring home Built in Chicago’s Startup of the Year Moxie award in 2017. If you’re ready to be part of the action, we’re ready to connect with you. There are no limits to where we can go together.
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

Perks and Benefits:- Candidates can experience Home Chef as a customer - enter promo code PEOPLE30 for $30 off your firstorder!- Direct access to senior management – our leadership team works alongside our team members every day- Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance- Generous paid time off (PTO) policy- 401k program- Flexible spending accounts for qualified medical, dependent care, parking, or transit expenses- Free water taxi, discounted gym membership, and daily bike storage for Wrigley building employees- Cold brew coffee on tap at no charge- Employee discounts for Home Chef meal kits- Free lunch every Friday and snacks and beverages on hand every day- Casual dress Home Chef is an equal employment opportunity employer

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • OptimizelyAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • SketchDesign

Location

Located in the iconic Wrigley building, our location offers the best of the Loop and River North. Close to transportation, restaurants & shops.

What are Home Chef Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided

Additional Perks + Benefits

Direct access to senior management – our leadership team works alongside our team members every day. Flexible spending accounts for qualified medical, dependent care, parking, or transit expenses. Free water taxi, discounted gym membership, and daily bike storage for Wrigley building employees. Cold brew coffee on tap at no charge (Wrigley office location). Employee discounts for Home Chef meal kits. Candidates can experience Home Chef as a customer - enter promo code PEOPLE30 for $30 off your first order!

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