Menu Strategy Manager

| 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 looking to add a Culinary Product Manager to own the menu development process, including recipe ideation, meal selection, menu design, menu presentation, and measurement & improvement of menu-related metrics.

Detailed Responsibilities:

  • Ideation & Meal Selection
  • Create strategic roadmap for new meal ideation process, creating guidelines, sources of opportunity, and parameters for meals
  • Lead team-wide culinary ideation meetings
  • Select meals that perform well across key menu metrics including sales, costs, and customer experience
  • Taste and provide feedback daily on all meals chefs develop, including red meat, vegetarian, soy, seafood, shellfish, and pork
  • Menu Design & Presentation
  • Plan menus to optimize key menu metrics including sales, costs, and customer experience
  • Curate and analyze results of recurring customer surveys related to future meals
  • Evaluate overall menu and photography to ensure adherence to the recipe, sales viability, and presentation of meals
  • Work cross-functionally to understand and structure menus around seasonal operational and marketing initiatives
  • Measure & Improve Metrics
  • Collect and analyze sales, meal reviews, NPS, and other data to inform future menu-planning decisions, new product development, food photography, and other strategic decisions.
  • Implement processes & tools that drive improvement in menu-planning

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, formal culinary degree or certificate a plus
  • Excellent understanding and experience in food – either professionally, formal education, or extensive informal education
  • Passion for food & willingness to eat all meals created by chefs (allergens and dietary restrictions cannot be accommodated)
  • 2-4 years of experience in a rigorous fast-paced work environment
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple complex projects and initiatives simultaneously with a results-oriented approach
  • Comfort in using Excel; expertise a plus
  • Independent self-starter inclined towards finding solutions without significant oversight

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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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

What are Home Chef Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
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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