Recipe Developer

Purple Carrot, Cambridge, MA (United States)

Category: Programming

Posted on: 19 Nov 2020

Job Description

Purple Carrot is on a mission to cultivate the plant based revolution, one meal at a time. We are looking for an experienced Recipe Developer to join our Culinary team.

You will be responsible for developing delicious new plant-based recipes and innovating on existing recipes across Purple Carrots various product lines and channels, including meal kits, prepared, and social media. The Recipe Developer is expected to manage end-to-end culinary recipe development from ideation through initial editorial steps, within menu timelines, operational guidelines, and nutrition and budget goals. Accuracy, attention to detail, and strong organizational skills are a must in order to manage multiple priorities and meet time-sensitive deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

This role is a unique opportunity to participate in recipe formulation, food photography, and the day to day operations of an active, growing test kitchen. The ideal candidate is obsessed with food, highly creative, and enjoys collaborating in both small and large groups. The role reports to the Recipe Development Manager.


    Develop 4-6 new recipes, on a weekly basis maintaining brand attributes, product fit, cost, operational, and nutritional targets. Continual testing and optimization of current Purple Carrot recipes to improve customer experience, with a focus on ease, nutrition, and budget.Accurately formulate, test, and document all recipes in accordance with procedures and requirements established by the Culinary team. Evaluate all recipes through recipe development process and team tastings, using recipe data as the foundation for all development.Contribute innovative and trend-setting recipes ideas through continual research and concept generation.Support photoshoot prep and execution as needed in partnership with the Creative team.Work cross functionally with procurement, operations, and creative teams on implementation of new ingredients, menu timelines, and product launches. Maintain a clean and safe working environment by following industry best practices and team policies.



    3+ years experience as a line cook, chef, or recipe developer. Test kitchen experience a plus. Culinary degree and/or related professional cooking experience.Experience developing a wide range of recipes categories including multiple serving sizes, dessert, and large-batch prepared.Recipe writing experience required. Proficiency in Google Suite required.


    Passion for plant-based food and ingredient development. Enthusiasm to work both independently and collaboratively to accomplish a shared goal. Able to work well with diverse opinions and competing priorities.High degree of flexibility, positivity, and creative mindset to quickly adapt to new processes and change.Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.Comfortable appearing on camera for social media content a plus


About Purple Carrot

Were on a mission to spread the plant-based revolution, and we need your expertise!

Purple Carrot started with just a seed of an idea in 2014: encourage people to Eat More Plants for their health and the health of the planet. Today, we are leading the charge for people to adopt a plant-based lifestyle in their homes and on-the-go. Purple Carrots irresistible, globally-inspired recipes, fresh ingredients, and meals are available in the U.S. and Japan.

Were a team of dedicated and passionate people who are motivated to change the world for the better and have fun doing it. Does this sound like something youre up for?


We love our staff, and show it with benefits (professional development, medical, dental, vision, and life insurance), matching retirement plan, unlimited paid time off, credit toward free Purple Carrot boxes, and the opportunity to work in collaboration with co-workers who are passionate about food.

We greatly thank all applicants, however only those under serious consideration will be contacted.

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