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Culinary Support Team Member

Department: Culinary
Location: Metairie, LA
Career Site: Al Copeland Investments



The Culinary Support Team Member is responsible for assisting all R&D functions including the organization & maintenance of the corporate test kitchen, product transportation, and assisting all R&D functions including showings & tastings.

Primary Responsibilities:


  • Test kitchen set up & breakdown, including but not limited to, upkeep of cleanliness & sanitation of test kitchen (dishes, etc), set up and break down of line stations, cooler organization, and intercepting & stowing of products.
  • Coordination & transportation of products to and from the restaurants and test kitchen along with pick-ups from vendor locations
  • Maintain organization and appropriate product inventory levels for the test kitchen including tracking of all incoming and outgoing product, replenishing stock as needed, and ensuring availability of products as needed for upcoming exclusive offerings & R&D showings.
  • Support Culinary team with various company activities; including new store openings, ACF events, Saints Games, & other various events and projects.


The Culinary Support Team Member also serves as a key support role to the Corporate Sous Chef & Corporate Chef in the following:


  • Set-up, execution, and reporting of all exclusive offerings & R&D showings
  • Ongoing research support on core ingredients, development of new products, cost & quality improvements to current products, shelf life improvement and new product research to ensure all brands are on trend.
  • Proof-reading & adding value to culinary training material for existing & new product offerings that will continuously improve the quality of our Culinary Teams in product knowledge, skill building, customer service, and production efficiencies.


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