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Job Details
Company Name : Dierbergs
Company Location : Chesterfield, MO 63017
Job Position : Culinary R&D Manager
Job Category : Jobs in Missouri

Job Description :

Dierbergs is seeking a Culinary Recipe & Development Manager who will work in developing and monitoring the prepared foods programs within Dierbergs Perishable Departments. This position will work closely with the Central Kitchen management teams, perishable department directors, store operations supervisors, and store management teams. The overall responsibilities will involve recipe and menu development, writing food/recipe specs, menu writing, training and administrative tasks as needed.


Develop, test and cost new recipes to include the following:

Sourcing ingredients and packaging

Creating recipes/specs and calculating initial recipe and ingredient costs

Conducting taste panels

Evaluating product for shelf-life

Writing specs for Central Kitchen production and prepared food programs

Evaluating product for nutritional content

Setting product up in scale system

Partnering with team to develop marketing and merchandising strategies

Monitoring sales and product quality

Coordinate training programs for Central Kitchen and store t eams including communication of new items introductions, product information, and suggestive selling tips

Monitor all prepared food programs and is responsible for establishing, maintaining and evaluating food handling procedures and quality control

Actively seek out new prepared foods for perishable departments in anticipating of food trends, consumer tastes, requests, and nutrition while monitoring local and national competition

Responsible for maintaining data in a variety of computer systems, including but not limited to,

Recipe data in Central Kitchen computer system

Product data in Nutrionist Pro computer program, update scale and store nutrition information as needed

Work closely with the Central Kitchen and store teams on establishing production processes, monitoring consistency and quality of foods, problem-solving recipe/production variances, and packaging of all items

Coordinate reviewing new items and sample processes with vendors, department managers, and associates

Partner with Category Managers and Directors on determining recipe and ingredient costs

Responsible for fresh food presentation for a variety of advertising venues

Work closely with our Marketing and Advertising department on food styling/photo shoots and promotions including TV, radio, and social media.


Knowledge, Skills & Characteristics

Strong passion, background, and experience with food and recipe development

Must be detailed oriented with strong organizational skills

Must be proficient in math to calculate percentages, complete measurement conversions, convert recipe sizes/batches, and calculate recipe/food costs

Strong knowledge or experience with food service operations

Management or teaching experience that involves inspiring, directing, and coaching associates and mid-level managers

Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal skills with the ability to address large groups as well as work one-on-one in training situations

Must be able to take initiative and work independently

Ability to multi-task and work under pressure and tight deadlines

Demonstrates creativity and ability to be an idea generator

Ability to offer support and assistance to the Central Kitchen during peak periods/holidays, including production assistance, which requires long hours, standing, stooping, bending and reaching

Experience & Education

Bachelors degree in Culinary Arts, Hospitality/Food Management, Food Science, Consumer Science or related field preferred


Health and retirement benefits including medical, dental, short-term and long-term disability, 401(k), FSA, and life insurance.

Weekly pay.

Associate-only savings, free products, bonus points, sweepstakes and more – being a part of our team has its perks with Dierbergs Rewards.

Paid time off provided, including vacation, personal days, and sick days.

Employee Assistance Program for you and your family to assist in many of life’s challenges, from short-term counseling, legal questions to financial guidance

Rewards, recognition and appreciation programs and events to spotlight you AND your exceptional talents.

Opportunity to Grow Every Day by building knowledge, supporting growth and creating connections – Let’s GROW!

Career advancement and growth opportunities through GROWU, our Learning & Development program for current and future leaders.

This description is representative only and is not exhaustive of the tasks that an associate in the position may be required to perform.

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