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Executive Chef

Company: CPS, Inc. (Consumer Products Laboratory Division)
Location: Salinas
Posted on: April 17, 2019

Job Description:

Executive ChefLead the culinary R&D and product development work to support the launch of new product across company s product portfolio. Serve as the company s culinary resource and culinary ambassador to key customers and trade partners and support the processes that drive long-term sales and profit growth for company. This position works cross functionally with other departments at company as well as with other corporate executive chefs or similar functions at the customer level to provide education on the quality, benefits, usages, and flavors of company products. Responsibilities also include the development of the menu at the company s Farm Stand Kitchen, the development of product offerings at the store and oversee the kitchen staff to ensure food production meets quality standards. Some travel is required.PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES Lead the culinary R&D and support new product development for the fresh, frozen, and healthy snacking product platforms with concepts and formulations, including the translation of culinary concepts to commercial formulationsDevelop culinary programs to educate their customers, consumers, and internal cross functional teams about the products they produce and how to best use and prepare to maximize flavor and experienceDevelop education programs that are appropriate for customer site visits or meetings and support the sales and marketing departments in t hose meetings through planning, problem solving, consultation, and presentationProvide executive culinary direction on a seasonally inspired menu and provide oversight of company Farm Stand Kitchen staff to ensure the highest quality and organic standards are being met. Give direction on product offerings and menu developmentHost paid consumer culinary events or dinners and cooking classes at the Farm Stand to showcase an organic seasonal farm to table menuContribute content as a chef influencer on company digital and social channels with a monthly blog and recipesSECONDARY RESPONSIBILITIESKeeps abreast of new developments in food trends, culinary arts, ethnic cuisine, retail and food markets by attending conferences, tradeshows, and through culinary based research and serve as the culinary expertResearch and utilize organic ingredients to create culinary conceptsCreate and maintain a culinary database ensuring that recipes stay current and refresh as neededSupport the Farm Stand Kitchen as neededMaintain a professional appearance and able to effectively interact with customers and company employees, be an advocate of product, identify opportunities, and create menu / recipe solutionsAssist in the development of romance copy, cooking, and handling instructions found on the primary display and information display panels of packaging and other purposesWork with marketing communications to develop recipes for all new products that can be used on packages, brochures, demos, and their digital channelsActive participant in the company Trends group representing the culinary industryPlan and cater any internal meetings or key customer meetings as neededPerform chef demos as needed at consumer eventsRequirements:Culinary degree / certification preferred or related field from a four-year college or universityA minimum of 5 years experience in the culinary field at a leading institution, hotel, restaurant, foodservice operation or food manufacturerProven success of running a kitchen, managing the staff, and the day to day operationsStrong analytical and project management skillsExcellent verbal and written communication skillsProficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook**If you d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Tamra Sanders at tsanders 791.19TS#LI-TS1

Keywords: CPS, Inc. (Consumer Products Laboratory Division), Salinas , Executive Chef, Other , Salinas, California

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