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CULINARY DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST (on-site)

HUNT VALLEY, MD, US, 21031

McCormick & Company, Inc., a global leader in the spice, flavor, and seasonings industry, is seeking a full-time Culinary Development Specialist. This new hire will work in our Global Headquarters (on-site)  located in Hunt Valley, MD.

McCormick & Company, Incorporated is a global leader in flavor with approximately 14,000 employees worldwide. With over $6 billion in annual sales across 160 countries and territories, we manufacture, market, and distribute spices, seasoning mixes, condiments, and other flavorful products to the entire food industry including e-commerce, retail,food manufacturers and foodservice businesses. Our most popular brands include McCormick, French's, Frank's RedHot, Stubb's, OLD BAY, Lawry's, Zatarain's, Ducros, Vahiné, Cholula, Schwartz, Kamis, DaQiao, Club House, Aeroplane, and Gourmet Garden. Every day, no matter where or what you eat or drink, you can enjoy food flavored by McCormick. Our Purpose is "To Stand Together for the Future of Flavor and our Vision is "A World United by Flavor—where healthy, sustainable and delicious go hand in hand."

As a company recognized for its exceptional commitment to employees, McCormick offers a wide variety of benefits, programs, and services. Benefits include, but are not limited to, tuition assistance, medical, dental, vision, disability, group life insurance, 401(k), profit sharing, paid holidays, and vacations.

 

 

POSITION OVERVIEW:

This position reports directly to the Principal Culinary Training and Development Manager and will facilitate and instruct our employee learning program Flavor University. This includes executing relevant, educational curriculum and training, plus hands-on culinary programs and demonstrations virtually and in-person at McCormick’s Global Headquarters. These efforts will significantly enhance customer and employee awareness and knowledge of McCormick’s products, quality story, Passion for Flavor and leading position as a global flavor company.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Leads and coordinates the planning, preparation, and execution of customer, consumer and employee classes, events and demonstrations.
  • Actively participates as a culinary expert and resource supporting McCormick family of brands in the development of engaging consumer-relevant recipes, tips and content to support Flavor University.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of on-trend flavors.
  • Execute and develop consumer focused recipes using McCormick products.
  • Supports Culinary Sales efforts through preparation of products for demonstration to retailers to aid in the sell-in process of new products, competitive cuttings, or trend demonstrations.
  • Ensures correct storage, prep and service procedures and maintains all workstations and equipment to ensure safe and sanitary conditions.
  • Assist with directing and performing in video shoots – from “hands and pans” and talent faced videos.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Associate's and/or BS Degree in Culinary, Culinary Nutrition, Food Science or closely related field.
  • Minimum 2-3 years of food service, restaurant or other food related experience.
  • Experience with culinary demonstration, preparation and presentation.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and changing priorities.
  • Excellent interpersonal as well as oral and written communication skills.
  • A high level of ethics, professionalism, and the ability to represent McCormick in a professional manner.
  • Ability to work independently and make decisions using own discretion.
  • Familiarity with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook).

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Willingness and ability to travel for business as needed
  • Culinary teaching or training experience
  • Experience in development of recipes, products and content for consumer-focused business.
  • Experience directing video shoots and working in post-production editing

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McCormick & Company is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants 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.

 

As a general policy, McCormick does not offer employment visa sponsorships upon hire or in the future. 

 

 

WHY WORK AT MCCORMICK?

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.


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