We are growing fast and we need your help to save the planet.

At Simple Feast we are on a mission to change the world’s eating habits towards a more sustainable future. We do it by using the power of plants. As we now expand from Denmark and Sweden to California, we need to add more talented people to the team to make sure we have the infrastructure in place to keep up with our growth. We are looking for someone who wants to do impactful work and can take on the position as Culinary Product Developer. 

What you’ll do

As Culinary Product Developer, you will be responsible for developing recipes and performing small batch test production of a series of organic plant based recipes. This role is responsible for new product development (NPD) and optimization of existing products in close cooperation with the global culinary innovation team and the science team. Overall a highly collaborative position that interacts with the procurement team, QA, production units and a variety of external partners within selection and sourcing of ingredients.    

You will be engaged in in-depth research to ensure the use of best possible organic ingredients in relation to flavor, texture and general product quality and function. Also, this role will develop and maintain quality systems for process and recipe documentation. 

The Culinary Product Developer will work closely with the production team to insure quality standards and alignment of flow.   

Main responsibilities: 

  • Recipe development and documentation.
  • Responsible and accountable for small batch test production.
  • Work closely with the global culinary innovation team to exchange experience and inspiration on product related matters.  
  • Performing research and tests on multiple plant based ingredients and documentation of process and results.
  • Through close dialogue with the production team implement preventive actions to accommodate changes due to e.g. change of ingredients or production method. 
  • Internal and external concept and product presentations.
  • Responsible and accountable for supplying relevant internal teams and units with product related information.
  • Food Styling for visual content. 
  • Work closely with the procurement team on selection of ingredients and suppliers.

Who you are

We believe you are a person that shares our enthusiasm for delicious plant based meals as well as our mission: Creating the future of food.

Required education, certifications and experience

  • Background as trained chef.
  • Min five (5) years of experience from restaurants at minimum sous chef level.
  • Experience in food and recipe development and a proven track record of successfully implementing products.

Required knowledge, skills and abilities 

  • Strong knowledge and interest for plant based food.
  • Ability to drive recipe development from test phase to end product.
  • Understanding of food environmental and sustainability claims e.g.: Organic certification programs.
  • Ability to adapt to the changing needs of a dynamic growth-oriented business.
  • Good knowledge of Google Suite and Windows-based computer applications.
  • Must be able to proficiently communicate in English; including the ability to speak, read, and understand English

Physical demands

  • Must be able to identify and distinguish between colors more than half the time
  • Must be able to handle all food products, to include but not limited to alcohol products, and food products with known allergens, such as nuts
  • Ability to remain in a stationary position (standing and/or seated) more than half the time

Our core values 

  • Commit to the extraordinary: we aim to set the bar high throughout the business 
  • Brutal honesty: we build honest relationships with each other and our customers
  • Care relentlessly: we serve everyone personally, within and without
  • Fearlessly commit: we believe in a long-term commitment and go all the way
  • Trust yourself and our customers: we celebrate our failures as much as our successes and make room for talent who can help us become better.

What we have to offer

  • An unique opportunity to work in a certified B Corporation 
  • A supportive and open company culture  
  • An international team that is working towards a serious cause but also like to have fun along the way
  • A healthy work life balance: we value that our employees carve out time for family, friends and activities that make you thrive. Also, if your job allows it, you can work from home when needed
  • Competitive Salary, Health / Dental / Vision / Prescription coverage, Paid Time Off, 401K Plan + Company Matching Program

About Simple Feast

At Simple Feast, we believe that amazing things can happen around the dinner table. Our plant-based meal kits are rooted in our commitment to making life easier and better for you, your family, and the planet we all share. Simple Feast takes you on a journey towards a future where the power and flavors of plants are the focus of our meals. Through inspiring and delightful taste experiences, we can help move people’s eating habits in a more sustainable direction.

You can read more about Simple Feast here https://simplefeast.com/us

Application 

If you think this sounds like a good match and you are interested in joining our international team, please apply below and let’s chat. We process applications and arrange interviews continually. 

Simple Feast encourages anyone interested regardless of age, gender, religion, sexual orientation or preference or race to apply for the position. We value diversity of all kinds and we always try to improve our ability to hire people with diverse backgrounds. To help us be as open-minded as possible, please know that we have made it optional submitting your name, age and background. For us, it does not say anything about your qualifications as long as you submit your contact information, address, and upload a resume. We are an equal opportunity employer.

 

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

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The Simple Feast Culture

We are an international team, bringing with us the best from Copenhagen, Berlin, Stockholm, Oxnard, Santa Barbara, and LA. 

We have big ambitions and a global mindset. We work together to accomplish what we came here to do and we celebrate together as we get closer. We believe in a supportive and open atmosphere. 

We care about our planet but we are not your usual hippies. We are working towards a serious cause but we like to have fun along the way. We like working with exceptional people but there is little room for big egos. We are looking for those driven by mission.

 

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