Research Chef at LifeSpice Ingredients

Organization: LifeSpice Ingredients
Job Position: Research Chef
Job Location: Chicago, IL

Employee Type: Full-time

Nature of the Opportunity

LifeSpice Ingredients is a rapidly growing, entrepreneurial company in downtown Chicago that develops proprietary dry seasoning blends.   Our fun, collaborative and dog friendly work environment encourages creative work that sets us apart.  We are strategically located a block from a Brown Line stop, and a few blocks from a Red Line stop.

The Culinary Scientist will spend the majority of their time creating winning dry seasoning blends for use in meats, salty snacks, sauces and dressings.  They will also create gold standard targets to guide seasoning development and prepare and participate in customer presentations.

They will stay abreast of emerging trends in the food service industry, as well as communicate and demonstrate these trends to the rest of the team.  And they will look for new raw materials to allow seasonings to be created that follow these trends.

The person in this position will report to the VP of R&D and will interact with all functions of the company.  This is an individual contributor position with no direct reports.

Background Needed

To be successful in this position the Culinary Scientist will need to have CRC (Certified Research Chef) certificate from the Research Chef’s Association, or equivalent training & experience.  They should be able to prepare and give food demonstrations and presentations to audiences of five or more people. 

Key Accountabilities

  • Develop winning dry seasoning blends at the benchtop for our industrial customers.
  • Prepare food dishes to showcase dry seasoning blends or for creating gold standards.
  • Create and give presentations to customers.
  • Find new raw materials and suppliers that will set our blends apart
  • Develop new recipes and cooking techniques, then document them and teach them to others
  • Work with flavor companies and other suppliers to identify or develop new raw materials


Salary will be commensurate with experience.  It includes a full benefit package including PPO, dental plan, life insurance and 401K, as well as an annual bonus whose amount varies depending on company and individual performance.

Company Overview: LifeSpice Ingredients is a rapidly growing, entrepreneurial company in downtown Chicago that develop

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Location: 216 W Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60654

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March 7, 2021 09:12 PM by Jenifer Ann Smith


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