Associate Culinary Innovation Chef

Number of employees

140

Chicago, IL, United States

Posted on: 2023-05-26

Category: food

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Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:

Intermediate

Salary

Salary not provided

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 candidates
  • Support VIP tastings and execute carefully following formulas and processes
  • Coordinate offsite events as needed
  • Assist in foodservice recipe development and validation
  • Collaborate with culinary team to commercialize new and reformulated products
  • Conduct various extensive experiments to validate formulas for new concepts
  • Help orchestrate executive tastings for new products
  • Consolidate and organize recipe database
  • Support all work with Eric Ripert partnership and IKEA partnership
  • Assist with internal product line extensions
  • Qualifications:

  • Desire to learn!
  • Minimum of 3 years of food industry product development or restaurant experience
  • Associate Degree in Culinary Arts preferred, Bachelor's degree a plus
  • Solid understanding of food chemistry, analytical testing, formulations, and processing used in food manufacturing
  • Understanding of ingredient functionality and interrelationships of ingredients, processes, and packaging
  • Strong culinary experience and ability to work with a sense of urgency while executing at a high level
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple assignments/tasks concurrently
  • Proficient 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
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