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Kitchfix  hiring R&D Chef in Chicago, IL

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Full Time • Salary (Based on Experience)
Expired: Aug 8, 2020

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Required Years of Experience

2 years


Job Details

COMPANY:

Kitchfix is a leading, Chicago-based food service company comprised of a local meal delivery service, catering and managed services, as well as a nationwide CPG breakfast line sold in stores. At Kitchfix, we combine our passion for delicious food with high standards for ingredients and sourcing. Kitchfix emerged as a leader in Chicago with an innovative and multi-faceted approach to food service, focused on transparency in sourcing, nutrition, and chef-crafted menus. Our mission is to help people better their bodies and minds through trustworthy, delicious meals and snacks, and to change the way people eat healthy, convenient food in Chicago.

 

ROLE:

The R&D Chef will ensure the excellence in culinary operations within the Meals Delivered division of Kitchfix, and will be key in determining and driving the division’s growth. This Chef is responsible for continuously developing new products and recipes per evolving nutritional and dietary trends, product sourcing and customer feedback while maintaining the standards of high quality and care for which Kitchfix is known.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work closely with the Marketing team and participate in opportunities including but not limited to:
    • Content creation via photography, video or recipe writing
    • Demos or classes
    • Special Events
  • Lead in developing and executing strategies to grow profits for the Meals Delivered division, both within and outside the Kitchfix brand
    • Recipe/product creation
  • Introduce new recipes/products to the Kitchfix culinary staff with thorough training and follow up
  • Ensure consistent, high-quality execution of finished products:
    • Checking in on daily production, consistently tasting products, and monitoring feedback
  • Establish organizational methods to bring meal/product to completion, including tastings, costing, recipe writing, nutritional analysis, copy writing, photography, and initial training and production
  • Initially work with the Kitchen Manager to know and understand our current production system, although this will not be part of the day to day operation

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 3+ years in a recipe development position
    • Culinary Degree preferred
  • 2+ years experience in a Production Kitchen
    • Familiar with a batch-production mentality
  • Familiarity with Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Corn-free, and Soy-free diets
  • ServSafe Manager Certificate preferred; ServSafe Allergens Certificate required
  • Must have a personal affinity for timeliness, cleanliness, organization and efficiency, and a willingness to help foster these qualities in the rest of our kitchen staff
  • Strong sense of compassion and a willingness to teach those of various backgrounds
  • Able to work long hours, to include nights and weekends as necessary
  • Experience working within a budget
  • Good at working with others and generally embraces a team-centric approach to tackling large projects or daily issues that may arise
  • Spanish-speaking/fluent is a plus

 BENEFITS:

  • Health insurance, dental insurance
  • Paid sick days & vacation
  • Healthy lunch served daily
  • 401(k)

Compensation Details

Compensation: Salary (Based on Experience)


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Food Delivery

Part of Kitchfix

Kitchfix supports our clients in their pursuit of a healthy lifestyle through our passion for hospitality.

Founded in 2012 by Chef Josh Katt, Kitchfix is a leading, Chicago-based food service company comprised of local meal delivery, catering, and nationwide managed performance food service. At Kitchfix, we combine our passion for delicious food with high standards for ingredients and sourcing. It is our mission to support our clients in their pursuit of a healthy lifestyle through our passion for hospitality.

Kitchfix Meal Delivery specializes in providing superfoods with super standards to help busy people live the healthiest possible lives. We create ready-to-eat, delicious, chef-crafted meals made with nutrient dense, locally sourced, organic, gluten free, and dairy free superfoods.

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