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R&D Culinary Technician

Marketing Anaheim, CA

Company Description

Etekcity is an e-commerce retailer, IoT company, and family of successful household brands. We wouldn’t be surprised if you have one of our Levoit air purifiers in your living room or one of our Cosori air fryers en route in an Amazon package. Or maybe you’re really techy and you’ve set up several Voltson WiFi outlets at home with our app, VeSync.

Though we’re a young and energetic company, we’ve had tremendous success, and we’re constantly growing our team. As we garner more and more industry attention—just check out our awards from CES Innovation, iF Design, IGA, and Red Dot—we also need driven and talented people to join our team.

That brings us to you, and what you’d receive working here. We boast a diverse workplace, amazing benefits, and lots of free food from our in-house R&D kitchen. Our employees are smart and hardworking individuals with great ownership over their projects—they’re confident in their work, yet know how to collaborate with open ears and a spirit of learning. If you’re down-to-earth, approachable, and easy to strike up a conversation with like they are, this might be a great fit for you since work culture is a point of extreme pride and importance to us.

Job Overview

We love creativity, exploring new foods, freedom of trying out new culinary techniques, and even eating weird things that shouldn't belong together. We are searching for another food enthusiast to join our culinary team to develop and test recipes on our Cosori kitchen appliances. In this position you will do everything from picking and purchasing ingredients, crafting recipes, and supporting our video team as they capture your work of art. This role is best suited for someone who is innovative, able to balance multiple projects at a time, and has a hunger for learning.  

Responsibilities

  • Develop recipes on a weekly basis 

  • Evaluate recipes for taste and to match consumer and brand suitability

  • Prepare, test, and evaluate recipes using a variety of kitchen appliances

  • Prepare and help prep recipes for visual creativity and aesthetics for photos and videos

  • Analyze recipes using all five senses: sight, smell, taste, touch, and hearing (does it sizzle?)

  • Purchase ingredients to use in recipe testing

  • Conduct sensory tests to evaluate aroma, texture, and taste of each finished recipe 

  • Conduct pantry inventory checks

  • Answer and respond to customers for any technical questions for our kitchen appliances

  • Keep the kitchen looking pristine

  • Support video team for food styling and kitchen appliance shoots

  • Keep up with current food industry trends

Qualifications


  • Must have one year of food industry experience or one year in research and development

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nutrition, Food Science, Biology or Chemistry preferred

  • Must be a self-starter and have a constant desire to learn 

  • Familiar with various kitchen appliances and functionality

  • Must have strong cooking skills and culinary knowledge 

  • Ability to handle multiple projects in a given timeframe

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office

  • Forward-thinking mindset

  • Ability to analyze and adjust actions accordingly

  • Strong Analytical Skills

  • Willingness to travel (locally for photoshoots, out of state for trade shows)

  • Ability to lift 20 lbs.

We'd love to see your recipe creations! Please submit a portfolio with pictures of food you have made along with your resume.

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