Executive Chef (Product Development)

Position Overview

This position will work primarily at AFC Headquarters as the Executive Chef of Product Development.

 

Primary Job responsibilities:

  • Design new recipes and improve existing recipes in consideration of ideas and market demand for new products.
  • Create original recipes for mass production.
  • Guide recipe and food product development by testing and (re)formulating products, recipes, and innovations.
  • Improve preparation methods to meet operational/regulatory needs.

Secondary Job responsibilities:

  • Researching food trends and innovations/competitor analysis
  • SOP/instructional manual support

Qualifications

  • Education
    • Culinary Arts Degree or equivalent, must have a strong understanding of flavors and textures of Asian cuisine.
  • Experience
    • At least 5 years in Product Development in Sushi and Asian Food.
    • Experience in Franchise/Chain restaurants.
    • Ability to create original recipes/sauces from scratch.
  • Language
    • Good English, inter-personal communication skills.
    • Bilingual English/Japanese preferred.
  • Travel – Must be willing to travel for business as necessary.

***Applicants will be tested on experience during the interview process.

 

Employee Offered Benefits

AFCFC’s benefit package includes group medical, dental, and vision health benefits; basic life and AD&D, flexible PTO, paid holiday, and 401k retirement plan with company match provision.