Test Kitchen Recipe Developer

Test Kitchen Recipe Developer
US - IL - Chicago

  • Test Kitchen Recipe Developer in Chicago, IL
  • 10 month contract
  • Responsible for performing quality assurance testing on content produced by others on the Culinary team.
  • May also be responsible for assisting in food preparation for food photography.
  • Responsible for preparing recipes and validating the preparation instructions.
  • Will present the recipe long with observations and any commentary to the Culinary team.
  • May be required to enter any changes or modifications into our proprietary recipe system. 
  • Ability to juggle writing and cooking tasks in a fast-paced, deadline-driven team environment where priorities can shift quickly 
  • Solid demonstrated ability to prepare and evaluate recipes with an eye to being able to offer critique and opportunities for improvement if necessary. 
  • Comfort with both savory and sweet cooking methods, proficient in all classic culinary techniques 
  • Self-starter with independence, initiative, and a drive to succeed, as well as strong organizational skills and can-do approach to problem solving 
  • Effective communicator with ability to present findings in a group setting 
  • Good writing skills, strong attention to detail, and proficiency in balancing both the creative and technical aspects of recipe creation 
  • Ability to master the test kitchen's well-established editorial voice and nutritional guidelines 
  • Ability to build relationships and work across multiple departments, in a team setting 
  • Ability to work cooperatively and comfortably in an environment in which decisions are more often made by the group than by the individual 
  • Certificate or Degree from an accredited culinary arts program (or equivalent) 
  • Minimum of 2 years cooking experience with test kitchen experience preferred 
  • Food styling assistance experience a plus

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