Culinary Specialist

Culinary Specialist (NEW)!

$50,000.00 -$60,000.00 ( This is not a bonus or commision based role)
Location - Sterling, VA

My client is an international and immediate pioneer on the science of sous vide, one of the most important innovations in modern cuisine. Today, leading chefs around the world depend on their sous vide products which they supply to fine restaurants, premier hotels, first-class airlines, cruise lines, the military, and passionate home chefs. They are looking to add Culinary Specialist to their team who will:

Support growth by utilizing Culinary expertise in the areas of new product and menu development. The Culinary Specialist will assist in generating, developing, and expanding consulting services by developing key relationships and bringing solutions to customers.

• Minimum 3 years’ experience as a Chef and/or Sous Chef REQUIRED from a 4/5 Star Elite Dining outfit.
• Proven ability to speak culinary terminology with Clients, Executive Chefs, Kitchen Managers, and Restaurant Owners ( This role will travel to meet with business to provide consulting services and would report back to the Chief Food Scientist)
• Experience with menu design preferred
• Familiarity with food safety rules
• Demonstrated ability to successfully execute duties in a responsible and responsive manner
• Self-motivated with proven time management skills

• Associates or BA in Culinary Arts or equivalent certification
• Excellent written, verbal, and communication skills


1. Participate in innovation process working in collaboration with Chief Scientist and Chef-Consultants
2. Collaborate with Chief Scientist and other internal partners to deliver product application support for foodservice customers include menu engineering
3. Work closely with R&D to develop products which meet customers’ needs
4. Create unique products and ideas for Team using the Sous-Vide cooking method
5. Develop new product and recipes based on menu trends, consumer insights, and customers’ expectations and carry through process from inception though manufacturing to budget, including first batch production, best serving suggestion and cooking instructions.
6. Professionally execute product presentations based on company quality standards.
7. Responsible for new and existing industry operations customers, while aggressively seeking new accounts
8. Contribute to the successful growth of brands in the areas of product development and product applications.
9. Participate in trade shows, product development meetings, and keep abreast of all of company product offerings.
10. Monitor and analyze competition in addition to regular market research to keep abreast of industry trends and market conditions.
11. Travel to client sites to consult on menu updates and recipe development
12. Develop and evaluate testing protocols to evaluate and quantify product or raw ingredients performance.
13. Recommend changes to client’s unit operations to improve performance.
14. Provide consulting support under general supervision of Chief Scientist to assist clients with compliance checks and/or food audits and evaluations to assist client with food safety procedures and compliance with all Federal, State and local foodservice and health regulations

Please send a resume to or call 703-885-5591.

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