Food Culinary Specialist

The Kraft Heinz Company Glenview , IL 60025

Posted 2 months ago

Kraft Heinz, The Company

As one of the world's largest food and beverage companies, we are proud to spark joy around mealtimes with a global portfolio of more than 200 brands. Some are iconic master brands like Heinz, Kraft and Planters. Others are fast growing new sensations that defy status quo like DEVOUR and Primal Kitchen. No matter the brand, we are united under one vision To Be the Best Food Company, Growing a Better World. Bringing this vision to life are our 36,000+ teammates around the world, making food people love.

Together, we help provide meals to those in need through our global partnership and commitment with Rise Against Hunger. And we also stand committed to sustainability, and the health of our planet and its people.

Every day, we are transforming the food industry with bold thinking and unprecedented results. If you're passionate like us -- and ready to create the future, build on a storied legacy, and participate as a conscientious global citizen -- there's one thing to do join us.

Our Culture of Ownership, Meritocracy and Collaboration

We're not afraid to think differently. Embrace new ideas. Dream big. It all comes down to the way we empower our people to own their work. It's true Our employees are our competitive advantage.

As part of the Kraft Heinz family you're supported to grow and achieve. You're recognized and rewarded for outstanding performance at every level. You're given the opportunity to leave your mark and build legacies. But you won't do it alone. This is where our values and teamwork thrives and collaborative spirit fuels every day.

Job Description

Food Specialist Culinary JD

This is a hands-on culinary kitchen role, under the guidance of the Manager, responsible for providing tactical support to the strategic planning, development and execution of food marketing plans, trends and consumer food insights for businesses, new platforms or innovation pipelines.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates understanding in culinary basics: the principles of cooking techniques, product characteristics, safe food handling techniques, food & nutrition, and idea development. Understands how to apply consumer food insights, sensory attributes and principles effectively into project work to guide decision-making.

  • Develops understanding of and ability to translate food trends into innovative opportunities, stimulate new food ideas and product concepts.

  • Apply key trends and consumer insights from proprietary culinary tools and all other relevant vendor research materials to assist in research of consumer usages for new and existing products, while working within clearly defined strategies, objectives, priorities, tactics in order to optimize business results.

  • Demonstrates basic proficiency in the areas of planning, development and execution of all the core services of Culinary such as recipe development, package directions, performance and yield testing, learning labs, food trend research/application.

  • Understands and adheres to Culinary Center Of Excellence Best Practices within the department and to business partners throughout the organization.

  • Develops well-written and consumer-driven food ideas, using established formats and styles. Effectively master the use of proprietary recipe database which includes understanding consumer nutrition guardrails.

  • Demonstrates strategic thinking, clear communication skills, consistent attention to detail and proactive ownership across all assigned work.

  • Works well in a team environment, able to balance multiple and/or shifting priorities, and flexes to provide support to colleagues as needed.


  • Minimum 0-2 years of experience in culinary, food and nutrition

  • Minimum 0-2 years of experience corporate assignments

  • Excellent Culinary Skills

  • Bachelor's degree in related fields

  • Excellent communications skills (written and verbal) and influencing skills

Equal Opportunity Employerminorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity.



Glenview R&D Center

Equal Opportunity Employerminorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity

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