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Cullinary Assistant, McCormick Moorabbin


It's an exciting time to be in APZ - McCormick's growth region. Our business here is transforming in remarkable ways. From the rice and spice fields of India and South East Asia to Australia's herb farms, our mosaic of rich distinct cultures inspires the boldest of flavours.  Our headquarters and TIC in Singapore, along with our new and transformed facilities in Thailand, India and Australia are powering our regional growth ambitions. Here you'll find a culture that celebrates the best of both; the energy of and pulse of a startup and the solid legacy of our McCormick brand.  We're a region on the rise - bold, committed and hungry - so only changemakers need apply!


  •  Brand new state of the art technical Innovation Centre in SE Melbourne
  • Join a passionate and dedicated R&D team in a fast - paced environment
  • Entice your senses with a diverse range of products that continue to evolve


This dynamic role will report to the Culinary Development Manager (APZ) and be responsible for the day to day management of two kitchens, product demonstrations, recipe writing and testing to ensure that our customers and consumers experience the best possible outcome with our McCormick products. The ideal candidate will be a Qualified chef, Tafe Graduate and or Home Economist that is highly competent around food, flavour, culinary technic and has worked in an FMCG company. They will have an appetite for learning, be tech savvy, have a can-do attitude, fun with a passion for all food and flavours from across the globe.


Our Company

What if there was a company who puts people first - people who take what they do seriously, but not themselves?  People who strive for excellence, have a great attitude, care for the safety of each other and our consumers, people who are innovative and lead by example - because these are the values necessary for a successful career with McCormick Australia.


McCormick’s Passion for Flavour is brought to life through our consumer brands Gourmet Garden, Keen’s, Aeroplane, French’s and Frank’s. But more than this, we are passionate about our people and our supportive, high performance culture - that’s what it takes to build Australia’s Leading Flavour Company!


Role Responsibilities   

  • Recipe writing, preparation, recipe execution and tasting table set-up and clean down.
  • Responsible for culinary documentation on all projects where culinary is required to provide actionable product or recipe analysis and feedback.
  • Kitchen management, restocking and maintaining cleanliness and hygiene standards for two kitchens
  • Researching food and flavour insights for our Culinary team to use in pro-active presentations as well as global projects.
  • Responsible for shopping, preparing and demonstrating/presenting of product recipes through a video medium
  • Stakeholder management for culinary tasting sessions and product tasting demonstrations for sales, marketing and product development teams.
  • Developing relationships with product development, sensory, flavour solutions account managers & brand managers


Technical Skills & Experience Required   

  • Chef, Tafe or Home Economics Qualifications with 5+ years of food experience
  • FMCG company experience would be ideal
  • Tech savvy with advanced Microsoft Office and PowerPoint suite skills
  • Strong communication and organisational skills (written, verbal and interpersonal) with the ability to build rapport across all areas of the business, including stakeholders and customers.
  • Proven ability to present to key stakeholders and train / coach others.
  • Ability to prioritise and work with minimum supervision, under pressure while performing multiple priorities
  • We would love someone to compliment our highly motivated team who is likeminded, charismatic, fun, a team player who enjoys working collaboratively with a strong attention to detail 


Our ambitions are bold. If you are a change-maker with a passion for flavour and an appetite for a good challenge, come have a seat at our table.  Your application will be treated in strict confidence.


The safety and wellbeing of our employees and potential employees are important to us.  In line with public health order, we require that all our employees are fully vaccinated before coming onsite.


We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  If you are a qualified applicant, you will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.



United by flavor. Driven by results.

As a McCormick employee you’ll be empowered to focus on more than your individual responsibilities. You’ll have the opportunity to be part of something bigger than yourself—to have a say in where the company is going and how it’s growing.

Between our passion for flavor, our 130-year history of leadership and integrity, the competitive and comprehensive benefits we offer, and our culture, which is built on respect and opportunities for growth, there are many reasons to join us at McCormick.