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Lead Culinary Specialist 12 views

Redwood City, California

Impossible Foods was founded to transform the global food system and reduce the impact of climate change by making the world’s most delicious, nutritious, and sustainable meat, fish, and dairy — from plants.
Through the revolutionary work of our world-class R&D team, we’re inventing efficient, sustainable ways to transform ingredients from plants into meat, fish, and dairy foods that deliver all the pleasures and nutritional benefits consumers demand, without the negative environmental or public health impact.
Our flagship product, Impossible™ Burger, uses 96% less land, 87% less water and generates 89% less greenhouse gas emissions than conventional beef from cows. And the burger is just the beginning. We’re working on recreating every animal product, from chicken to fish, with plant-based ingredients that are vastly better for people and the planet. 
Impossible Foods has experienced spectacular growth over the last few years, and we continue to lead all aspects of the plant-based revolution – from discovery and innovation to commercial production and consumer education. We’re building an amazing team of brilliant, collaborative, mission-driven individuals who take pride in using their diverse skills to contribute to a better world. Our core values include leading with heart, thinking like scientists, and doing the right thing, and our employees embody these attributes in their work every day. 
Want to join the movement? You can help us solve the most urgent, important challenge facing the world today (and have fun doing it). Check out our job opening below:
This role is primarily a function of the Sales Team, and is responsible for partnering with our Account Executives and cross functional partners to prospect, pitch, and grow future and current customer opportunities as a culinary expert for Impossible products. As a Culinary Specialist, you will establish rapport with customer Innovation and Operations teams to sell our products with trend-forward applications and solution-based suggestions to seamlessly integrate Impossible onto menus and into customer BOH operations. We are looking for a strategic thinker that approaches our partnership opportunities by thinking critically, creatively and comprehensively.

You Will:

  • Be a culinary liaison between Impossible Foods and our largest food service customers
  • Present Impossible to customers through concept/capability presentations following industry trends and insights
  • Research operator concepts in order to align product vision
  • Communicate product desires of the customer internally and externally
  • Serve as a partner for customer troubleshooting and culinary solutions
  • Align internal teams (R&D, Product, Manufacturing, Sales) around the best culinary solution for the customer and Impossible Foods
  • Travel up to 50% for customer meetings, events, etc.
  • You Have:

  • 8-10+ years of technical experience (experience in kitchens, working with large restaurant operators, crafting customized technical culinary solutions)
  • A genuine interest and passion for Impossible Food’s mission
  • Recent experience growing a brand and pioneering culinary sales
  • Ability to present Impossible product(s) through culinary demonstration & presentation
  • A mix of large and small manufacturer experience in your background
  • The ability to think creatively and critically, can quickly learn new concepts and seeks to resolve sophisticated problems
  • The ability to be a structured and organized problem solver who can drive projects to completion with minimal direction; attention to detail and ability to deep-dive when vital
  • A growth mindset – you are curious, seek help from others, openly accept feedback, and capitalize on setbacks to move forward more effectively
  • A bias towards action – you have an entrepreneurial mindset, can make and own decisions, and you adopt our “Blast Ahead” mentality of grit, action, and perseverance
  • Highly collaborative approach with ability to work closely with people from all types of functions (Sales, R&D, Product, Operations, etc.)
  • Proven success working independently and navigating in a constantly evolving (and exciting) high growth environment
  • This position is based in Redwood City, California – up to 50% travel
  • Impossible Foods Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. 
    Depending on your location, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) may regulate the way we manage the data of job applicants. Our full notice outlining how data will be processed as part of the application procedure for applicable locations is available here: By submitting your application, you are agreeing to our use and processing of your data as required.
    If the ability to work remotely is indicated, this role can be performed from any US state except for Alaska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Hawaii, and Wisconsin.
    This role is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

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    • Company Address 400 Saginaw Drive, Redwood City, CA 94063, USA
    • City Redwood City
    • Location California
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