Brand Chef/ Brand Kitchen Manager
Company: Confidential Post
Posted on: January 16, 2022
The Brand Chef is responsible for the development and
implementation of new menu items and for assisting in the
development, implementation, and improvement of processes and
procedures related to the execution of a time-tested menu.
Research, develop and test new food items and new or alternative
ingredients to improve existing menu.
Develop testing protocol and ensure products tested are
operationally feasible and meet target budget parameters.
Work with Marketing team to create ideas for new product
development (i.e., promotional ideas and region-specific
Prepare recipes, procedures, specifications and training materials
to ensure consistent testing and execution of main menus and
catering menus and products according to established brand
Work with Finance team to track product consumption, labor hours,
guest counts, food cost, etc. as necessary to gauge overall
profitability of test goals.
Conduct periodic competitive and consumer trend analysis to inform
future product development.
Manage nutritional database on a periodic basis to ensure guests
have access to updated information.
Help coordinate product for photo shoots, video work, sensory
events, and other agency related activities.
Develop, monitor, and report project status to ensure timely menu
changes, while working with internal team and external resources to
develop recipes and methods of food production.
Effectively gather information outside the company (including
competitive analyses) to stay current with industry trends,
practices, and standards.
As necessary, test and evaluate new equipment; make recommendation
for purchases of equipment or smallwares and/or procedural changes
based on research and testing.
Prepare and present food items for executive cuttings, product/menu
reviews, and other ad hoc requests.
Proficiency with all types of kitchen preparation and storage
equipment and strong institutional knowledge of food
Demonstrated ability to successfully develop food products for a
multi-unit restaurant concept.
Must successfully pass a background check (credit, driving, and
criminal); must have a valid Driver's License and have use of a
properly maintained, licensed, and street-legal vehicle.
Must be computer literate, including Excel.
Regular travel required (estimated 50%) throughout Arizona and
Education and Experience:
5+ years relevant product development experience in a casual dining
environment required with a working knowledge of food science; an
equivalent combination of education and professional experience may
also be considered.
Culinary training and experience preferred.
Experience with recipe costing and nutritional software a plus.
Ability to withstand temperatures equal to or less than 0 -F and
equal to or greater than 100 -F.
Must be able to lift, balance, and carry up to 50 pounds for
distances of up to 50 feet.
Work Environment: Restaurant test kitchen and home office in
Reports To: Director of Marketing
Note : This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive.
Employee may perform other related duties as required to meet the
ongoing needs of an evolving organization.
Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
401(k) + Match
Paid Time Off + 3 Personal Days
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