Chef, Research & Development

About Brava:

We’re a technology and consumer hardware company focused on elevating in-home cooking and eating experiences – we are making home your favorite place to eat! Our cross-functional, passionate and experienced team of engineers, scientists, chefs and creatives has shipped products like the August Lock, Pebble Smartwatch and iPhone, and led multiple companies to high-profile exits. Our culinary team includes chefs from Michelin-starred restaurants, R&D chefs and CPG product developers. Are you a chef looking to work with an amazing team that will both challenge and support you? Let’s talk!

The Role:

As R&D Chef, you will be a core member of a team of experienced chefs and kitchen staff that develops healthful recipes that showcase the quality of featured ingredients in an elegant, artful manner. You also will conduct product demonstrations and support the Content and Marketing teams in developing culinary content. You will be equally comfortable preparing omnivorous and vegetarian dishes.  

Things You’ll Own/Do:

  • Design and develop multi-ingredient and single-ingredient recipes that will run on the Brava, our state-of-the-art cooking device

  • Program recipes using proprietary Brava software applications

  • Rigorously test, assess and ensure the quality of cooked recipes

  • Collaborate with culinary analysts and engineers to conceive, design and implement new cooking methods and techniques using the Brava

  • Carefully document all findings in recipe design, development and testing

  • Support non-kitchen personnel, particularly those working in Content and Marketing, with kitchen training and food preparation as needed

  • Mentor junior kitchen staff in recipe development and kitchen operations

  • Support culinary team in planning and execution of special events throughout the U.S. (may involve some travel)

Our Ideal Candidate Has:

  • Proficiency in taking a meal from concept to plating to complete recipe

  • Experience in a professional kitchen, recipe development kitchen or equivalent

  • Creativity to develop innovative yet approachable meal and recipe concepts

  • Comfort and confidence conducting live product demonstrations and explaining product benefits to a wide range of audiences

  • Working knowledge of both conventional and modern cooking techniques

  • Curiosity for discovery combined with the creative drive to design and actualize new concepts

  • Strong communication, organization and reasoning skills

  • Curiosity and passion for technology, particularly cooking technology

Bonus Points For:

  • Experience in a professional test kitchen

  • Baking experience

  • Background in the sciences or engineering (traditional or food-related)

Why You Should Work Here:

  • You’ll be compensated with competitive salary, equity and benefits

  • We’ll trust you to do things right

  • Your feedback and opinions are valued and heard

  • You’ll work with a team that will admire and reward your individual contributions