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Culinary Development Chef/Embedded Chef - Springdale, AR

Company: ADM
Location: Cranbury
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

Job Description Culinary Development Chef/Embedded Chef - Springdale, ARReports to: Culinary Summary-This position, based in Springdale, Arkansas, is for the ADM research and development chef focusing on culinary development for a large meat processor. The role of this position is to bring the ADM Nutrition Business Unit strategic plan to life, specifically with a culinary focus to our internal and external customers. The position will be dedicated to developing customer solutions by combining consumer insights, customer/segment knowledge, culinary, and foodservice operations knowledge. In this role, the chef will create products using the customers proprietary gold standard process outlined at the start of a project. The development process will include ADM ingredients and position those products to increase sales for our customer. The chef will work closely with the ADM's Nutrition enterprise development sales and marketing teams to develop and execute selling strategies, and to create and test recipes/finished products and techniques for food preparations and culinary presentations. The chef will work closely with the customers R&D team of food technologists and chefs, supporting them as a culinary consultant and providing insight through the development process. The position requires some level of travel to various locations to demonstrate culinary trends, menu and product applications. In addition, the position requires strong foundation in business relationships, project management skills, and presentation skills. The chef will interact onsite in the customers R&D kitchens/labs, with other vendor partner chefs. This individual must be able to articulate ideas to various audiences in an understandable manner and must possess skills to understand how to build targeted profitability into new product creations. This individual will maintain a professional level of food quality and sanitation standards at all times.Supports customers in the development of cost effective, stable products, utilizing flavors, flavor systems and/or specialty ingredient products.
Completes relevant stability testing, costing estimates, documentation and commercialization. Combines the artistic abilities of culinary arts with the scientific expertise of food science in concept ideation and prototyping.May accompany account managers on sales calls as technical support; will have direct customer interaction, through email, phone calls &/or face-to-face meetings.May reduce formula costs on existing products, completing necessary stability and commercialization efforts, to optimize efficiencies and margins.May utilize internal team functions to support development of products - sensory, marketing, analytical, etc.May participate in ideation, descriptive panels, design thinking / rapid prototyping, etc. as a means of product developmentMay provide technical representation to cross-functional / strategic focus teamsEvaluates and recommends new sources of raw materials (or ADM ingredients) and laboratory tools.Updates and maintains related documentation pertaining to products, processes and customers (i.e. demos/tasting sheets, etc).May support production runs for select customers and/or projects; issues summary reports for each run.With the assistance of Technical Services, trouble-shoots any issues regarding formulations/manufacturing procedures, etc.; makes recommendations and implements them based on trouble-shooting research.May direct lab technicians in execution of work.Completes work on time and accurately.Understands and continues to acquire product processing and ingredient/ingredient interaction knowledge.Performs multiple tasks daily, with the flexibility of re-arranging daily workload to accommodate higher priority needs.Must remain aware of industry trends, and have the ability to relate those trends into commercializable products.Key Technical Skills and Knowledge:BS or higher with experience (Food Science or Culinary Arts or related) or High School Diploma or Associate Degree in Culinary Arts.
Solid Mathematical Skills - The individual is comfortable with basic calculations, ratio scaling, fraction proportioning, percentage calculations, along with graphing techniques, predictive modeling, etc.Solid Food Science Skills - The individual is comfortable with basic food science principles, including knowledge of food chemistry, lipids, carbohydrates, proteins and the principles of food processing.Computer Skills - The individual is comfortable with computer usage, internet access, Microsoft WORD, EXCEL and Email ( or similar program) usage, along with ability to create, edit, manipulate WORD and EXCEL files as well as basic presentation development using PowerPoint or other.Teamwork Skills - The individual has ability to work closely within a team with productive results. Able to share workload with others. Able to communicate in a friendly yet business appropriate manner.Industry Knowledge - The individual has basic knowledge of target industry including key companies, technologies, cost and geographical factors. Appropriate understanding of consumer drivers.Analytical Skills - The individual is comfortable with basic instrument calibration, usage and reporting skills.Problem Solving Skills - The individual is capable of problem/root cause identification, alternative solution consideration and ultimate recommendation and selection of workable solution.Written Skills - The individual is able to prepare basic business and Email correspondence with appropriate word selection and usage.Verbal Communication Skills - The individual is capable of clear verbal communication to supervisors, managers, team members and business contacts. Able to express ideas and needs clearly.This position offers a complete benefit package, including 401K/ESOP, pension, health, life and dental insurance. ADM requires the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and a background check. REF:74770BR

Keywords: ADM, East Brunswick , Culinary Development Chef/Embedded Chef - Springdale, AR, Hospitality & Tourism , Cranbury, New Jersey

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