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Title Regional Product Development Chef
City Edison
State NJ
Description

Revolution Foods has been working hard for a decade to build a values-based, systems-changing company that is on track to become the leading provider of healthy family meals across the nation. We are now serving over 2 million school meals a week in over 14 states. We are looking for managers who challenge the status quo, innovate, and aim for excellence to achieve best in class status. Our mission and core values supports our passion. We need dedicated team members that care about healthy eating, have great people skills with a desire to learn and grow with us. Let’s do this together!

The Regional Product Development Chefis responsible within a specific region for Product Development focused on fresh and healthy food products, meal solution kits and recipes tailored to meet our business needs. Creates new products, maintain and reformulates existing products, demonstrating a good knowledge of ingredients and nutritional value meeting our quality standards. Projects may involve routine development of dishes and family meals from conception thru scale up.

Major Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Will be required to travel up to 60% in-state and 25% out-of-state, have a flexible schedule, and must be willing to work directly with children of all ages to ensure quality of product.
  • Takes the lead providing culinary guidance to ensure proper Product Development for delivery of foods for schools and Family Meal kits from concept thru commercialization. This will include formulation, re-formulation, translating PD recipes into SOPs, setting up procedures and guidelines for scale up and mass production efficiencies.
  • Ensure supplies, ingredients and raw materials availability to produce new products. Some supply orders or working with procurement to maintain sufficient raw materials and ingredients to operate efficiently, while minimizing waste, is required.
  • Assist with ingredient sourcing, department audits, control and disposition of waste.
  • Maintains inventory records, and complies for food safety and sanitation requirements.
  • Actively coach, train and develop team to build confidence, implement process control methods, and deliver KPI results. Eliminates daily barriers to support positive results.
Requirements

Required Experience and Education:

  • Minimum 2-4 years of experience actively in a Product Development Culinary Chef position.
  • Advanced education or related degree in culinary arts, Nutrition, food safety or a related education is preferred.
  • Experience working with FDA and USDA regulations, compliance and commercialization requirements.
  • Project management experience in a continuous improvement environment is required.
  • Certification and training in HACCP, Food Handling/ ServSafe, and Culinary arts is helpful.
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