Food Scientist


Here at Chew, we are looking for a unique balance of the creative and the practical - someone self-motivated and driven to explore new ways of thinking, but also team-oriented and obsessed with the details, done to perfection. As a Food Scientist – we’re seeking candidates at all levels - you will have a high level of technical expertise and experience in applying scientific methods and principles to develop ingredient formulations and processes. Additionally, you’ll be expected to have a strong knowledge of the food industry, to be on top of the latest food trends, and to have a sense of curiosity and passion for product development. This is your opportunity to dream big and create food that will change the world - including but not limited to the categories of:

  • Chocolate & Confections
  • Prepared / Frozen Foods
  • Baked Goods - Biscuits, Bars, Cookies & Crackers
  • Beverages
  • Meal Solutions (meats and plant-based protein sources)


Chew is a mission-driven, food and beverage innovation company founded with the revolutionary notion that today’s consumers shouldn't have to choose between what tastes good, and what’s good for you.

We have always believed in challenging the status quo in order to arrive at fresh new solutions. 

We partner with major industry players who have a desire for disruptive innovation, but require our experience, flexibility and focus. We break down barriers with a fresh perspective, deep and varied expertise, and creative problem solving to tackle challenges at every step of the go-to-market process in order to create delicious, nutritious, sustainable, profitable, and scalable products.


  • Provide technical food science expertise in assigned projects and verticals, and mentor more junior technical team members
  • Monitor and research food science trends, manufacturing processes, and innovations on an ongoing basis to continue to bring new ideas to the team
  • Participate in all stages of product development, from ideation to manufacturing
  • Ensure that all SOPs relating to food safety, good manufacturing practice, and laboratory equipment operations are followed
  • Apply basic scientific and/or engineering principles to problems and issues with a disciplined, systematic approach
  • Be an integral partner in identifying and driving strategic initiatives within the technical and business functions
  • Create and execute detailed project plans with timelines, and manage all projects and deliverables to support wider business direction and deadlines
  • Take an independent and disciplined approach to organizing work activity, prioritizing tasks, and analysis; will also seek out additional projects and activities to drive the business forward
  • Deliver formulations as requested, from ordering ingredients to processing, and in required packaging
  • Meticulously and accurately record all tests and all pertinent analytical information
  • Ensure that nutrition guard rails and other criteria are maintained in the development process
  • Collaborate effectively with other team members (science, culinary, business operations) to resolve issues and deliver business objectives
  • Demonstrate a high level of creativity, initiative and professionalism, driving to results and cultivating a high-performing team culture
  • Lead and participate in product tastings and plant trials of new products
  • Assist in the production of product samples for internal and external requests 
  • Perform tasks and other administrative activities as assigned


For this role, we’re seeking candidates with the following qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Food Science or related field is required; a Master’s degree is preferred
  • 7 - 10 years of relevant professional experience in a research and development laboratory setting within the food and beverage industry (ideally developing CPG products)

Other skills and attributes which will contribute to success in this role:

  • Demonstrated collaborative skills and ability to work well within a cross-functional team, including adherence to core values within a dynamic company culture 
  • Self-motivated with critical attention to detail, deadlines and reporting - you do what you say you will do
  • Demonstrated high level of creativity and personal initiative, and a natural sense of inquisitiveness and curiosity
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, deadline-driven environment, and to balance changing priorities to drive key projects to completion
  • Solid analytical skills with the ability to develop creative solutions to solve problems
  • Ability to effectively and accurately document and communicate results of research and analysis to peers and team leadership
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Ability to mentor junior team members and technicians on scientific process and research techniques
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency in the use of computer systems and software (Apple/Mac preferred)
  • Ability to travel up to 10% of the time (both domestic and international)

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