Corporate Associate Consulting Chef

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Corporate Associate Consulting Chef

Tastemaker. Researcher. Influencer.


Here at Gordon Food Service, we take a strategic approach to our culinary research and development process: one that blends art and science to develop recipes to reflect trends, emerging dietary concerns, and at times - pure chef-driven inspiration.


We invite you to join an accomplished and innovative team of culinary experts as an Associate Consulting Chef!


We are excited that you are thinking about opportunities with us, and we have an amazing story to share. Here's a quick glance of who we are and the impact you could have on the food service industry.  

Gordon Food Service At a Glance  

There's a seat at our table for you...


Through a combined analysis of statistical and media data, coupled with extensive street-level research and culinary prowess, the Corporate Associate Consulting Chef will support consultative marketing initiatives for the U.S. National Culinary Research and Development Department and work under the guidance of Corporate Consulting Chef Gerry Ludwig, CEC, a nationally recognized food writer, speaker, and trend-tracker.


The Corporate Associate Consulting Chef will have the opportunity to…


Research and Trend Analysis

  • Provide leadership and perspective to influence and facilitate the development of new culinary strategies and resources through empirical research
  • Tour the country to find innovative, cutting-edge food trends by
    • Planning and leading Annual Chicago Customer Trends Tours
    • Identifying venues for customized, key customer Trends Tours in New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago
  • Partner with Corporate Test Kitchen Chef to master all aspects of the Kitchen Tested Recipe (KTR) creation process and participates in KTR creation periodically throughout year


Content Development and Presentation

  • Partner with Corporate Consulting Chef in creation and presentation of Food Show Seminars
  • Provide content to support “ghost authorship” of articles for company publications
  • Create content and manage logistics to support Divisional Culinary Specialists in the execution of Food Show Trends Theaters
  • Conduct training presentations at Divisional Sales and Marketing meetings to enhance understanding of culinary consulting resources at the Divisional level
  • Develop content and contributes to the production of Annual Trends Report (ATR) resources and manages  “Review and Refresh” maintenance of KTR and ATR resources


Our next Associate Consulting Chef will have...

  • A combined ten years of industry experience:
    • Six years previous Executive Chef level experience
    • An accompanying minimum of four years Sous Chef or Chef de Cuisine training/experience
    • Comprehensive knowledge of all cooking techniques with strong plate presentation and kitchen organizational skills
  • Proficient speaking and presentation skills - You will be sharing your expertise with audiences ranging in size from 5 to 500!
  • The ability to travel extensively, both domestically and internationally
  • The following certifications/degrees:
    • Associate’s Degree in Culinary Arts (strongly preferred)
    • ACF Certified Executive Chef (CEC) (strongly preferred)
    • Serve Safe Certification (strongly preferred)



Be part of an amazing culture where what matters to you, matters to us!


Gordon Food Service values our customers and understands that their success is largely dependent upon their workforce.  To demonstrate our commitment to our partnership, we will require any candidate who works for a Gordon Food Service customer to provide a letter of support from their management if they are selected for the interview process.  



We take care of each other at Gordon Food Service.  Employees love our competitive benefit plans, which include all the things you would expect and a few that you might not! 
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Gordon Food Service is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants and employees will receive consideration for employment, or in terms or conditions of employment, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.   The EEO is the Law poster is available here:

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All Gordon Food Service locations are tobacco free.

Gordon Food Service is a drug free workplace and drug tests all employees.  



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