Product Developer

Vancouver, BC, Canada Req #135
Thursday, July 15, 2021
Who We Are 

Fresh Prep is Vancouver’s homegrown meal kit delivery service. We help people throughout B.C. make world-class dinners with fresh, pre-cut and pre-portioned ingredients along with an extended menu of over 100 add-ons from local suppliers delivered weekly to your door.

From sourcing quality local goods, to delivering in reusable, recyclable and compostable packaging, we believe it’s possible to make convenient eating healthy and sustainable for the community we live in.

In the past few years, we have collected first place awards for The Georgia Straight’s Golden Plates (2019 and 2020) in addition to winning the 23rd and 24th Annual Best of Vancouver award for Best Meal Kit Service as voted by readers (2018 and 2019). Fresh Prep also placed on the Canadian Business and Maclean’s Magazine STARTUP LIST 2020 as a high-growth Canadian startup.

Who You Are

  • Self Starter. You are comfortable owning a task from start to finish and you take the initiative to make continuous process improvements. You observe strict deadlines and hold yourself accountable for your deliverables

  • Collaborative Team Player.You are motivated by collaborative team task achievement and driving a results-oriented culture

  • Strong communicator:Your verbal and written communication skills allow you to get results across easily and quickly, in a friendly and professional manner.

  • Adaptable.You thrive in a changing environment and are able to pivot direction easily

  • Open. You are open to constructive feedback, but aren’t afraid to let your opinions be known. You approach the problem at hand from a strategic and empathetic point of view

What You'll Be Doing

  • You will be responsible for creating Ready-To-Eat products true to assigned concepts in order to deliver delicious products that solve our customers’ needs

  • Seek honest and ongoing feedback on recipe flavours and function and incorporate into recipes to create successful and repeatable recipe assets

  • You will be expected to manage personal testing and administrative projects based on assigned deadlines and identify any roadblocks that may prevent you from meeting deadlines.

  • Use and follow internal procedure and documentation when performing testing and administrative tasks

  • Collaborate with other team members to improve and test each other's recipes.

  • Work closely and collaboratively with Production, QA and Purchasing teams to ensure that products developed follow internal SOP’s

  • Assisting with new ingredient sourcing

  • Maintaining a customer-centric mindset during all phases of recipe development

  • Stay up-to-date on food trends

  • Participate in the mentorship and training of new hires

What We Are Looking For

A Fresh Prep recipe developer is the ultimate problem solver - equal parts detail-oriented and creative. They are able to conceptualize a recipe, holding the voice of the customer in their mind, as they develop a delicious product that meets the customer's needs. They consider balance of flavour, complexity, value-perception, dietary restrictions, operational restrictions, and costs. They are self-sufficient, taking ownership of their work, while remaining open to hearing and implementing feedback.

  • 5+ years experience working in a professional environment related to the culinary field.

  • Culinary degree and experience in large scale cooking is considered an asset

  • Experience cooking in environments that have required the ability to improvise, pivot within tight deadlines, and finding the best outcome within those circumstances, while maintaining vision and quality

  • You understand the importance of details and are able to remain organized and meet deadlines in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment

  • You are articulate. You have strong written, verbal and interpersonal skills.

  • You are team-oriented

  • You have a strong drive and desire to create products for customers that will solve their problems and improve their daily experience

  • You understand the importance of a positive attitude and you practice empathy

  • You seek personal and professional growth, are able to communicate your professional needs to your manager clearly

What You Can Expect

  • To see your original recipes reach thousands of people every week, helping Fresh Prep customers live their best lives.

  • An inclusive, fun workplace filled with fantastic colleagues. We’re a certified B-Corporation and our team is passionate about making a positive difference (and also about food!)

  • Comprehensive health benefits (including medical, dental, vision and life-insurance) after 90 days of successful employment.

  • Free food! A Fresh Prep meal plan for 2 meals per week and sample meals from our test kitchen at our HQ!

Research shows that while men apply to jobs when they meet an average of 60% of the criteria, women and other marginalized folks tend to only apply when they check every box. So if you think you have what it takes, but don’t necessarily meet every single point on the job description, please still get in touch. We’d love to have a chat and see if you could be a great fit.

Fresh Prep is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and prohibit discrimination of any kind. We value diversity at our company and at all job levels our goal is to be diverse, inclusive and representative of the communities we operate in. We endeavour to recruit, develop and retain the best talent from a diverse candidate pool and truly believe that diversity, equity and inclusion among our team members is vital to our success as a company. We trust that in applying for a role with us you value this as well!

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Vancouver, BC, Canada