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RD&A Chef

About Kerry

Kerry is the world's leading taste and nutrition company for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. Every day we partner with customers to create healthier, tastier and more sustainable products that are consumed by billions of people across the world. Our vision is to be our customers' most valued partner, creating a world of sustainable nutrition. A career with Kerry offers you an opportunity to shape the future of food while providing you opportunities to explore and grow in a truly global environment.

About the role

Enthusiasm for Culinary Arts and desire to creatively bring art and science together as part of innovative Food Taste experiences.

•  Executes Kerry’s Taste & Nutrition strategy for Food EUM (Meals, Dairy, Bakery, and Snack) as an EUM-embedded culinary resource.

•  Possesses a keen understanding of Kerry’s Foundational Technologies & Solutions.

•  Innovation-focused; drives Kerry Foundational Technologies to be used in creative products and best-in-class applications alongside Development & Application Scientists.

•  Develops Culinary Gold Standard recipes to inspire the work of Development & Application Scientists.

•  Build customer partnerships with targeted growth accounts.

Key responsibilities

Develop a deep understanding Kerry Foundational Technologies to create delicious and inspired dishes alongside Development & Application Scientists.

•  Record and relay detailed procedures and recipes through organized and accurate note taking, formula recording, and record filing.

•  Support EUM Application Scientists to deliver inspired product tastings and presentations.

•  Procure ingredients for product cuttings and culinary-inspired presentations.

•  Lead presentations by showcasing culinary applications to relevant customers, relating Kerry Foundational Technologies to their specific business.

•  Travel to customers for presentations, demonstrations & working sessions as needed.

•  Develop Culinary relationships (Chef to Chef) and key customer leadership/decision makers, as appropriate

•  Provide trend insights to Marketing, RD&A, and customers from a Chef’s perspective.

•  Role model DEED and Insight Sales in leading innovations and new customer insights by leveraging market trends, consumer insights, customer needs & gaps, and Kerry’s technologies to a selected account

•  Responsible for the appropriate handling and storage of food and supplies. Maintain safety & quality by following Serve-Safe standards.

•  Maintain a hygienic workspace in the kitchen and dining areas by following established schedules, prescribed methods, and established standards.

•  Adhere to safety procedures while operating kitchen equipment

•  Willingness to accept and provide feedback, both positive and constructive.

•  Employ efficient time management skills and manage project timelines to meet customer needs.

•  Must be able to stand for long periods of time in a laboratory setting and lift 50 pounds.

Qualifications and skills

 BPS Culinary Degree or 4 years of relevant work experience

•  Strong background in restaurant cookery and advanced culinary skills.

•  Familiarity and competence with commercial restaurant & home kitchen equipment (fryer, grill, flat top, ovens, ranges, etc.)

•  Basic understanding of food science and/or food chemistry

•  Beneficial:

o  Applicable food processing technology expertise.

o  Experience with ingredient supplier companies




•  Excellent verbal and written communication skills

•  Well-organized, great attention-to-detail

•  Ability to handle multiple assignments in a fast-paced environment

•  Proficient with basic computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite) and ability/willingness to learn new systems for recipe and information management.

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