About the company:
Nature’s Fynd is a Chicago-based food company creating versatile alternative proteins to nourish the world’s growing population while nurturing the planet. Born out of research conducted for NASA on microbes in Yellowstone National Park, the company’s breakthrough technology produces Fy™. Fy is a new-to-the-world, nutritional fungi protein that only uses a fraction of the resources required by traditional agriculture. We use Fy to make delicious, nutritious, and sustainable meat and dairy alternatives.
Nature’s Fynd is a groundbreaking food tech company born out of NASA-supported research on extremophiles in the geothermal pools of Yellowstone National Park. Our novel fermentation technology produces a sustainable source of complete protein using only a fraction of the resources required by traditional agriculture. As the challenge to feed the world’s expanding population grows, our mission is to create amazing foods and materials that provide sustainable choices and nurture the planet.
We’re looking for passionate, driven, and ambitious people to join our fast-growing team.
We are seeking a highly motivated and detail-oriented Associate Culinary Innovation Chef to join our team. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with our culinary team to support all aspects of recipe development and commercialization. This position is an excellent opportunity for an individual with a passion for culinary arts and product development who is looking to grow their skills and take on new challenges in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.
If you are a team player with a strong work ethic and a desire to work for a company committed to excellence in the food industry, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity.
Responsibilities:Provide tasting support for interview candidatesSupport VIP tastings and execute carefully following formulas and processesCoordinate offsite events as neededAssist in foodservice recipe development and validationCollaborate with culinary team to commercialize new and reformulated productsConduct various extensive experiments to validate formulas for new conceptsHelp orchestrate executive tastings for new productsConsolidate and organize recipe databaseSupport all work with Eric Ripert partnership and IKEA partnershipAssist with internal product line extensions
Qualifications:Desire to learn!Minimum of 3 years of food industry product development or restaurant experienceAssociate Degree in Culinary Arts preferred, Bachelor's degree a plusSolid understanding of food chemistry, analytical testing, formulations, and processing used in food manufacturingUnderstanding of ingredient functionality and interrelationships of ingredients, processes, and packagingStrong culinary experience and ability to work with a sense of urgency while executing at a high levelExcellent communication skillsAbility to manage multiple assignments/tasks concurrentlyProficient in Google Sheets/Excel
Commitment To Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, And Belonging:Nature’s Fynd views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values
EEO Statement:We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law