Culinary Intern


Position Overview

Working beside professional chefs and project managers, the culinary intern is an integral member of the kitchen team and will gain hands-on experience in menu development, recipe formulation, facilities management, and the day-to-day operations of an active test kitchen. The intern’s time is split between hands-on kitchen work, procurement, and culinary-related administrative tasks. They assist the kitchen team by prepping ingredients, maintaining the kitchen space, equipment and supplies, and entering recipes into our recipe database. They also contribute to the creation of kitchen/ restaurant operations materials and creative culinary development and conduct research on ingredients, packaging, vendors, and concepts.

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Your Experience And Skills

  • Ability to make excellent food, even with less-than-ideal or limited ingredients
  • Equally confident and comfortable creating food in a test kitchen, a fine diningrestaurant or in a quick service facility
  • You understand and can manage recipe documentation
  • Strong written and verbal communication, professional demeanor
  • Able to manage heavy workload, prioritize well and meet deadlines
  • Resourceful, flexible and able to creatively solve problems
  • Proactive and reliable to fellow team members and managers
  • Impeccable attention to detail and minimal errors
  • Passionate about food, cooking, trends and dining
  • You are a team player, flexible, easy-going and you have a sense of humor

Sample Responsibilities Of The Culinary Intern

  • Support chefs and project team on client projects
  • Develop recipes and menu items independently for client projects. Includes food,ingredient and menu preparation
  • Accurately formulate, test and document all recipes and formulations using standardforms and procedures, including entering recipe data in Chef Tec software
  • Responsible for managing your schedule, and knowing the kitchen production and client deliverable schedule
  • Shop and run errands for ingredients, supplies and materials
  • Shipping and receiving ingredients
  • Assist in the creation of kitchen operations materials for client projects
  • Research ingredients, vendors, equipment, packaging, and restaurant and culinary concepts
  • Maintain cleanliness of work station, storage area and kitchen

Table Stakes

  • University degree; culinary school a plus
  • Minimum of 1-2 years experience in a professional restaurant kitchen is a must:  Everyone on the kitchen team must possess a deep understanding of the operational and business challenges that our clients encounter in order to successfully contribute to the work that we do.
  • A strong working knowledge of both Microsoft and Mac office suites
  • Your own laptop
  • Ability to work on-site at our San Francisco test kitchen, located in the SOMA neighborhood

Mentor

Research & Development Chef

Hours

Hours may be different every week and are flexible, but an average week may be five days a week, Monday through Friday from 8am to 6pm for a total of approximately 35 hours per week.

Internship Term

Six (6) months

Earliest Start Date

April 1, 2013

Compensation

Monthly stipend

About Us

The Culinary Edge is a culinary consulting firm serving the entire spectrum of the food-service industry, from start-up entrepreneurs to multi-unit national chains.

Interested Candidates

Please send a resume and introduction letter explaining your interest in working with us to jobs@theculinaryedge.com

Strategy Intern


Position Overview

Due to the broad scope of our business, The Culinary Edge requires a wide-ranging skill set and professional demeanor from the strategy intern. The intern contributes to projects at many stages, from creative, to development, through launch. This could mean joining creative teams in brainstorming sessions or participating in researching food and dining trends. Depending on the project calendar, it could also mean attending client meetings or interviews and capturing and disseminating notes. The strategy intern may also gain experience in the creation of kitchen and restaurant operations materials and the sourcing process. Additionally, our strategy intern may perform light administrative duties such as guest hospitality, space management, operations tasks, and running errands.

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Your Experience And Skills

  • Design-focused with advanced written/visual presentation skills, and ability to quickly adapt to new technology or programs
  • Strong written and verbal communication, professional demeanor
  • Able to manage heavy workload, prioritize well and meet deadlines
  • Resourceful, flexible and able to creatively solve problems
  • Systems and process oriented
  • Proactive and reliable to fellow team members and managers
  • Impeccable attention to detail and minimal errors
  • Passionate about food, trends and hospitality

Sample Responsibilities Of The Strategy Intern

  • Support project and creative teams on client projects, including writing, copyediting, proofing deliverables, and providing consumer research support
  • Research industry trends, periodicals and PR
  • Notes capturing and dissemination for food tours, creative ideation sessions and meetings
  • Assist in the creation of kitchen operations materials for client projects
  • Research ingredients, vendors, equipment, and packaging
  • Shop and run errands for ingredients, supplies and materials
  • Coordinate reception, hospitality and meals for client meetings, general guest hospitality
  • Set up and prepare conference room and kitchen for client meetings, showings and presentations. Clean up afterwards.
  • Support kitchen and project team during client showings including setting up all supplies and service ware, running dishes from kitchen to showing room, bussing dishes, cleaning up after showings

Table Stakes

  • University degree; culinary school a plus
  • A strong working knowledge of both Microsoft and Mac office suites
  • Your own laptop
  • Ability to work on-site at our San Francisco test kitchen, located in the SOMA neighborhood

Mentor

Project Manager

Hours

Hours are flexible may differ week to week. Interns work normal office hours and total approximately 32 hours per week.

Internship Term

Six (6) months

Earliest Start Date

Internships begin in March and September.

Compensation

Monthly stipend

About Us

The Culinary Edge is a culinary consulting firm serving the entire spectrum of the food-service industry, from start-up entrepreneurs to multi-unit national chains.

Interested Candidates

Please send a resume and introduction letter explaining your interest in working with us to jobs@theculinaryedge.com

Marketing Intern


Position Overview

The marketing and consumer research intern will work with the marketing team to develop strategies to promote our services to restaurant and food service companies while independently conducting a variety of ongoing marketing activities. The intern will also support our marketing manager in designing and executing surveys, focus groups, and consumer lead product testing. The internship demands a diverse skill set and interns should be prepared to adapt quickly to a fast-paced environment, be able to learn on the job, and enjoy challenging the status quo. Additionally, this intern may perform light administrative duties such as guest hospitality, space management, operations tasks, and running errands.

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Your Experience And Skills

  • You have real life marketing experience, not just college course credits
  • You know the difference between B2B and B2C marketing
  • You are savvy when it comes to knowing how to design and execute a social media strategy
  • You understand that having “social marketing experience” means more than just having your own Facebook or Twitter account
  • You are familiar with traditional public relations activities
  • You have worked in an office environment…and liked it!
  • You are unafraid of Excel.  In fact, you may even have a few tricks of your own to share with us
  • You have dabbled in web design and development and are able to make sense of HTML, et al
  • You understand the value of consumer research and are familiar with the activities associated with it
  • You are analytical—willing and able to tease through data to get answers
  • You are a good writer, with the ability to adapt your voice based on the task at hand
  • You  are familiar with Photoshop and other image editing software

Sample Responsibilities Of The Marketing & Consumer Research

  • Writing copy for press releases and social media postings
  • Designing presentations, direct-mail communications and other marketing materials
  • Planning and coordinating speaking engagements and other marketing events
  • Analyzing marketing activities against success metrics; provide recommendations on increased ROI
  • Coordination primary research activities, e.g. focus groups, taste tests, online surveys, etc.
  • Consumer research data analysis and interpretation, including data visualization for client presentations
  • Basic hospitality duties, e.g. greeting visitors, preparing coffee in the mornings, etc.

Table Stakes

  • You are systems and process oriented
  • You are anticipatory and proactive—you are able and willing to take matters into your own hands
  • You communicate professionally—you are succinct yet informative in what you write and say
  • You are extremely organized with an impeccable attention to detail
  • You are able to manage a varied workload, prioritize well, and meet deadlines
  • You enjoy working through minute details but never lose sight of the big picture
  • You are resourceful and efficient when it comes to doing what it takes to get things done
  • You are creative and design-oriented, but know when to take the lead from others
  • You have your own point-of-view and are ready to join the conversation
  • You are witty and have a great sense of humor but are always professional
  • You are humble and accept constructive criticism
  • You are friendly and welcoming
  • You are passionately into food, cooking and restaurants

Mentor

Marketing & Consumer Research Manager

Hours

Hours are flexible, however 30-40 hours per week is expected

Internship Term

Six (6) months

Earliest Start Date

Flexible – as soon as possible

Compensation

Monthly stipend

About Us

The Culinary Edge is a culinary consulting firm serving the entire spectrum of the food-service industry, from start-up entrepreneurs to multi-unit national chains.

Interested Candidates

Please send a resume and introduction letter explaining your interest in working with us to jobs@theculinaryedge.com