Food Engineering Consultant at CREA

Job Position:

Food Engineering Consultant at CREA 

City: Sterling

Country, State/Province: Virginia, US

Employee Type: Full-time

Job Description:

  1. Research and application of scientific methods to improve new and existing recipes, products, equipment and processes for internal studies and consulting purposes.
  2. Establish and review testing procedures to ensure proper analysis methods are accurately followed, established, and maintain records of all tests performed for internal studies and consulting purposes.
  3. Manage CREA’s Kitchen Laboratory Equipment in regards to calibration, maintenance and training others how to utilize them.
  4. Verify sanitary condition of CREA test kitchen and equipment at beginning and end of shift based on established procedures and report any problems.
  5. Contribute to studies in relation to biology, microbiology, biochemistry and engineering disciplines in relation to food science to increase CREA services and training material.
  6. Assist in studies and culinary training programs with focus on Reduced Oxygen Packaging, Modified Atmosphere Packaging and Sous-Vide.
  7. Work towards creating studies applicable to CREA’s repertoire for publication in food science journals.
  8. Assist in preparing and serving food innovation presentations for guests visiting the test kitchen.
  9. Performing other duties as may be assigned by management.
  10.  Facilitate training for CREA sous-vide courses, extraction and cryoconcentration. Gather and retain all components of course content specific to CREA for continued development of future courses.
  11. Contribute to a creative and collaborative environment between CREA USA and CREA France.
  12. Contribute to CREA contact database as applicable.
  13.  Participate in the CREA innovation process working in collaboration with Chief Scientist and Chef-Consultants. Contributing to R&D recipes and testing as needed.
  14. Participate and present at CREA innovation tastings and demonstrations as needed.
  15. Perform other duties as may be assigned by Management.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Food Science or a related field
  • Excellent organizational, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Certifications from HACCP Programs BRC, SQF, and/or PCQI a plus
  • Proficiency in MS Office

Work Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years or more in Food Science or Food Engineering
  • Strong understanding of USDA / FDA food regulatory systems
  • Strong knowledge of food safety requirements
  • Experience in maintaining HACCP programs, including risk assessment
  • Strong experience with developing or updating sustainability programs
  • Strong project management skills
  • Demonstrated experience building strong rapport with clients
  • Comfortable performing in a fast-pace environment, with an ability to establish priorities, multitask, manage workload, and work under pressure

Compensation: Based on Experience 

To Apply: email

Contact: 5957

Name: AJ Schaller

Title: Executive Chef

Phone: 571-429-1335


Company Website:

Address: 22445 Sous Vide Lane, Sterling, Virginia 20164

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