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Culinary Operations Specialist


This is a Contract position in Los Angeles, CA posted June 22, 2022.

About Acelerate Founded in 2019, Acelerate is a technology platform powering the next generation of restaurants.

Our mission is to make restaurants better for everyone by leveraging technology and virtual brands to increase restaurant profitability, improve earning opportunities for staff, and offer an unparalleled selection of food choices for consumers everywhere.

We’ve raised $14.4M to date and are backed by Sequoia Capital.

We are obsessed with creating a people-first inclusive company and are committed to enabling our teammates to build a great life and career.

We believe people do their best work when they have purpose, autonomy, endless opportunities for growth, and we work hard to make this possible.

About The Role As a Culinary Operations Specialist, you will use your culinary expertise to train fulfillment partners on executing Acelerates virtual brands, working side by side to achieve the quality gold standards and ensure customer satisfaction.

Your responsibilities will begin during the sales & prospecting of future kitchens and continue through fulfillment partner launch and growth.

What youll do Sales & Prospecting: Partner with local outside sales representative to identify and assess potential fulfillment partners culinary abilities and capacity to support our virtual brand portfolio Launch: Manage launch timeline and culinary operations calendar for the local market Provide comprehensive culinary training and support to fulfillment partners to maintain Acelerate’s virtual brand gold standard recipes and SOPs Collaborate with supply chain companies to ensure SKU accuracy and inform local market pricing decisions Growth: Ongoing assessment of food quality and consistency by conducting scheduled tastings, secret shopping, and monitoring guest reviews Provide frequent coaching and training for fulfillment partners that are not meeting set metrics What you bring Formal culinary education required Strong culinary background with additional management or small business owner experience preferred Passion for food and creating amazing, crave-able culinary experiences Must have excellent working knowledge of macro kitchen mechanics such as large cooking equipment (ovens, fryers, flat tops, etc) and refrigeration equipment and their intended uses and capacities Must be able to taste all types of foods; including but not limited to foods containing animal proteins, wheat, soy, eggs, dairy, nuts and tree nuts, and sesame You are a people person One of your strong suits is building and maintaining relationships Local travel is required with personal vehicle (mileage reimbursed); Flexibility to travel regionally 20% of the year Youll get Competitive Salary Meaningful Stock Options Full Benefits
– Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance Flexible vacation and sick days 401(k) Ability to taste test our virtual brands’ menus (Foodie Heaven) At Acelerate, we’re committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Acelerate believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.