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Research and Development Cook
Brand: Union Square Events
Req#: 522325
Updated: 02/19/2020
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Union Square Events (640 West 28th Street NY, NY)
Category: BOH Savory
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Job Description

Union Square Events is seeking a Research and Development Cook to join the team!


The Research and Development Cook will be responsible for working with the R&D Chef and the R&D team on developing recipes and dishes for future Union Square Events menus.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Arrives on time and in the proper uniform on a daily basis
  • Possesses a general knowledge of food safety and sanitation
  • Shows a high level of motivation, and a hunger to learn
  • Works well in collaboration with a team
  • Shows an ability to communicate with team members and the management team
  • Adheres to all policies set forth by the commissary management team
  • Able to take and follow direction diligently

What You Bring to the Table 

  • Commitment to embodying our Family Values of :
    • Integrity- Doing the right things always- using sound judgement- even when no one is looking
    • Excellence- Doing what needs to be done, as well as it can possibly be done
    • Hospitality- Doing all that can be done for others- and more than in expected- in thoughtful ways that let people know you are on their side
    • Entrepreneurial Spirit- Seeing opportunities others haven’t-and creating opportunities others wish they’d thought of first
  • 1-3 years of experience in high volume commissary, catering or hotel/ restaurant establishment
  • Ability to record procedure, ingredient weights, final yields, etc. throughout the research and development process.
  • Test and execute recipes based on guidelines and structure provided by R&D chef
  • Assist with recipe development to align production procedures with the needs of each USE business
  • Assist with production and execution at the commissary, events and other USE businesses at the discretion of the R&D chef
  • Proficient knowledge of various cooking techniques

Technical and Education:

Culinary School Degree is a plus


English, bilingual is a plus



NYC Food Handlers certificate (preferred)

Work Environment:

Involves standing for sustained periods of time

Be able to lift and move up to 15 lbs on a regular basis as well as lift and move up to 50 lbs as needed

Involves reaching, bending, stooping, and similar movements


We are a Values-Driven Company that is committed to creating great work experiences for our people with lots of growth opportunities for advancement.

As an important member of our team, you’ll receive:

  • Full Health, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • Paid Time Off to support you in having an active life outside of work
  • Paid Parental Leave (yes! even as an hourly employee!)
  • Money to spend in our restaurants and a 20% discount (and we’ve won 28 James Beard awards)
  • Discounts toward gym memberships, spas, transit passes and hotels – just to name a few…
  • Matched 401(k) to help you invest in your future- and you can take it with you when you leave
  • Access to more than 50 Learning and Development programs to support your growth & development
  • Access to Mentor Programs and Career Development advice to help you navigate your career options with us
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