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Welcome to Valley Fine Foods!
You have just taken your first step toward joining an outstanding, quality focused, and chef-inspired food company. Yes, we create and manufacture unparalleled top quality and exciting food products, but just as exciting, we approach our business like a start-up tech company… fast, fun, ”green,” and furiouslyfoodie. Our high performing team thinks creatively, innovates incomparably, and executes flawlessly all while being rewarded with a flexible, inspiring, and fun corporate culture. We are a family-owned business that cares deeply, not only for our high performing employees, but for our environment as well.
Better yet…we are growing at a phenomenal pace and are searching for top talent in all areas of our business. We want team players who see no barriers and demonstrate needle moving passion! Are you the next insanely great professional to join our team?
Valley Fine Foods has an exciting opportunity in the Research and Development Department to assist in culinary creativity and provide product development support as a Research & Culinary Innovation Chef. The key to success for an individual in this role is to be; passionate about food, culinary creative, innovative and think outside the box, and to have the ability to communicate ideas and collaborate within a team.
About the Job:
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
§ Coordinate multiple concurrent food product launches from bench top testing to production commercialization
§ Assist in developing formulations for new product development to include: sourcing ingredients, establishing machinery requirements, determining manufacturing processes for new products
§ Exploring quality improvements and cost reductions to current product formulations
§ Aid with the ideation of new products through market research and product surveys
§ Produce, inventory and ship buyer samples
§ Assist production in new product start up
§ Complete department reports
§ A Culinary degree, a Bachelor’s Degree in Culinary Science is preferred
§ Must be Proficient in MS Office Suite with intermediate skills in MS Excel
§ Must possess excellent analytical and organizational skills
§ Must have the ability to collaborate and contribute in a team working environment
§ Must have the ability to multi-task
§ Must have excellent attention to detail
§ Must be hands-on
§ Culinary experience a plus
§ Product development in a food manufacturing facility a plus
Here are some additional benefits to working at Valley Fine Foods:
· Daily inspiration and challenge from highly engaged and motivated co-workers
· A sweet benefits package including medical, vision, dental, life insurance, FSA, 401k (with healthy match), EAP!
· Continual sampling of and discounted prices on new food creations from our awe-inspiring chefs
· Monthly foodie challenges and cuisine-broadening opportunities