Culinary Research Chef

  • Company: PepsiCo
  • Location: Barrington, Illinois
  • Posted: December 20, 2016
  • Reference ID: 109342BR
Culinary Product Development:
  • Develop and document culinary protocepts that meet project deliverables, and/or contribute to the creation and execution of a stronger platform strategy.
  • Provide guidance and leadership to R&D teams to ensure final product stays true to the culinary protocept.
  • Partner with consumer insights and brand marketing teams and translate their learning's into actionable culinary design sessions and prototyping.
  • Work collaboratively with foodservice customers and vendors to develop demonstrations and protocepts which highlight PepsiCo's unique technologies and capabilities. Travel to customers when needed.
Culinary Activation:
  • Develop and prepare protocepts/recipes and presentations for strategic internal meetings.
  • Create menus for and attend external events as needed which promote the goodness of PepsiCo's Nutrition portfolio.
  • Thorough knowledge of food preparation and presentation
  • Strong bench top development skills
  • Teamwork, communication, organization, and leadership skills
  • Knowledge of current culinary trends
  • Ability to lead and run a project as well as develop and deliver presentations to internal PepsiCo groups such as R&D and marketing as well as external customers

Key Features of the role Include:
  • Chef will be at the forefront of innovation including concept and project/product development for PepsiCo's Nutrition portfolio which includes several multi-billion dollar global brands.
  • Management and presentation of high visibility projects with a global scope.
  • Opportunities to work and collaborate alongside PepsiCo's accomplished global culinary community in world class culinary facilities.
  • Opportunities to develop strong networking connections within the industry and to stay on top of and apply the cutting edge of global culinary trends to influence the market.


  • Bachelor's and/or MS Degree preferably in Food Science with 2-4 years of product development experience
  • Formal Culinary Training or Work Equivalent with 1-3 years of work experience

Relocation Eligible

Not Eligible for Relocation

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