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Junior Culinary Development

$20k – $30k • 0.01% – 0.02%
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We are seeking a dynamic Junior Culinary Development to work closely assisting the product development team including: recipe, design development, presentations and production execution for various lines. This role is dedicated to multiple product lines and provides significant support within the department. Strong computer and communication skills are necessary

This role will support senior members of the R+D team, initially to learn the business and grow into the role, before eventually taking over control of your own projects and junior members of the team to mentor. You will proactively create new and improved existing products against quality, cost and demand. This will involve both savory and sweet flavors across a product range of food products. Organoleptic assessments of competitor products must be carried out as well as the study of new trends to keep ahead in the food & beverage industry.


• Assist in the development process for various products and projects.
• Experience in formula development and product trials.
• Arrange for internal sample evaluation and reporting.
• Document new product specifications and processing/testing parameters.
• Assist in researching new product processing equipment/procedures/suppliers
• Coordinate new product sample submission.
• Manage databases for new ingredients & recipes through development to launch.
• Responsible for stock management, formula and item setup in ERP system.

• Minimum of 3 yr. experience in a food/drink manufacturing.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Creativity and critical thinking
• Degree in nutritional science, dietetics or relevant field
• Valid license to practice the profession

Benefits Include:
• Competitive salary
• Stock options
• A casual, dynamic, ambitious, and fun work environment
• Health dental, and vision insurance
• English or Portuguese language courses
• Lots of responsibility

kencko is committed to bringing together individuals from different backgrounds and perspectives. We strive to create an inclusive environment where everyone can thrive, feel a sense of belonging, and do great work together. As an equal opportunity employer, we prohibit any unlawful discrimination against a job applicant on the basis of their race, color, religion, veteran status, sex, parental status, gender identity or expression, transgender status, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or genetic information. We respect the laws enforced by the EEOC and are dedicated to going above and beyond in fostering diversity across our company.

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Tomás Froes

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co-founder CEO @kencko . Strong startup experience in China @FROSTIMO and @Scioko Msc @Babson College

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