Test Kitchen Assistant

Research & Development Doral, Florida


Position at Wild Fork Foods


The main responsibility of this role is to help and support Corporate R and D Chef and all test kitchen activities including product development projects, recipe development, consumer sensory tastings, special corporate or marketing events and kitchen cleanliness and maintenance.


  • Executes basic cooking needs in test kitchen including sensory tastings, recipe trials, special events and all food and equipment prep.
  • Assists in recipe development including precisely measuring, scaling ingredients, and executing bench and sensory samples.
  • Follows, tests and verifies cooking procedures.
  • General support to Product Development Managers including thawing and cooking of food samples; acquiring, receiving, storing and rotating samples in storage freezers; cleanliness of bunkers and equipment, receiving and storage of packages; packaging bench samples for shipping when needed.
  • Maintains all food, sanitary and fire safety standards of a commercial kitchen.
  • Opens and closes kitchen operations following guidelines and processes.
  • Helps organize daily activities and assists in completing test kitchen priorities.
  • Maintains a clean and organized work environment in all of the premise.
  • Makes sure professional equipment is in good condition and takes a hands on approach on repairs, inspections and maintenance.
  • Take a hands-on approach to ensure quality and efficiency of back-of-the-house operations to meet Wild Fork Standards.


  • 3+ years’ experience in culinary position back of the house in food service.
  • Education: Bachelor’s or Culinary degree or equivalent in Work experience.
  • Basic computer skills including Microsoft office.


Expected work week

  • Approximately 40+ hours per week
  • Schedule Monday – Friday 9am-5pm

 Knowledge & Abilities:

  • Must have a strong and diverse culinary knowledge.
  • Love to Cook & Love to Eat with a passion
  • Serve Safe Certification a plus
  • Multi tasker, quick learner, responsible.
  • Able to lift- up to 50 lbs.
  • Physically able to bend, stretch and be able to work standing for long periods of time up to 9 hours.