Are you a culinary genius with a passion for plant-based innovation? Are you excited about creating mouth-watering food and drink recipes that will change the way people experience oats? Look no further, because Oatly, is searching for a talented and creative Development Chef to join our team!
Why work with Oatly?
Oatly is a global company that aims to make the food industry more sustainable by offering oat-based alternatives to dairy products. This is an opportunity for you to work with an innovative and mission-driven company that is changing the food industry for the better. Our delicious, healthy, and planet-friendly oat-based drinks, creams, yogurts, and ice creams are loved by millions of consumers around the world. We believe that good food should be powered by oats, not cows, and we're on a mission to revolutionize the way people eat and drink!
You have the chance to be at the forefront of the plant-based revolution and make a real impact on consumer choices. We will offer you a collaborative and inclusive work environment where your ideas and creativity are valued.
Here’s what you would do,
As a Development Chef at Oatly, you will play a vital role in creating innovative and delicious food and drink recipes using our amazing oat-based product portfolio. You will work closely with our Applications Manager to develop food and beverage recipes that wow our customers across all major European markets. You will also work closely with the Innovation team, contributing with culinary expertise in product development projects.
Research, explore, and experiment with the Oatly product portfolio to develop new food and drink concepts that showcase the versatility of oats.
Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including Innovation, Science & Technology, ODMC (Oatly Department of Mind Control), the Coffee team and Key Account Managers, to understand customer preferences, market trends, and nutritional needs.
Create and test recipes in a commercial kitchen environment, utilizing your expertise in taste, texture, and presentation to ensure the highest standards of quality.
Develop clear and detailed recipe documentation, including ingredient lists, methods, and cooking instructions, for internal and external use.
Contribute with culinary expertise and product usage evaluations in innovation/product development projects.
Keep the development kitchen organised, clean and stocked ready for any customers presentations.
Stay up-to-date with industry trends, new ingredients, and innovative cooking techniques to incorporate into recipe development.
Represent Oatly at customer presentations, culinary events and trade shows showcasing our products and sharing your culinary expertise with our partners and consumers.
Frequent travel to markets and consumers.
Are you the Oatsome person we are looking for?
To thrive and be happy in this role, we think you will need the following qualifications and experience:
Proven experience as a Development Chef or similar role in the food and beverage industry.
Proven experience working in a professional kitchen.
Excellent understanding of flavour profiles, ingredient functionality, and cooking techniques.
A good network within the restaurant and food scene in Sweden and preferably in Europe.
Fluent in English.
Coffee and other beverage knowledge is a bonus.
You are passionate about improving the health of humans and planet. You are a creative, with a growth mindset. You have strong organizational skills to manage multiple projects simultaneously. You are a supportive, collaborative, and inclusive person who likes to work in a team but can perform well independently. You are an excellent communicator who adapts to can adapt quickly to new situations.
Finally, we hope that you share Oatly’s values and are driven to carry out our mission to make the world a little bit better.
If you're bubbling with excitement at the thought of creating delicious oat-based recipes that will captivate the taste buds of millions, Oatly wants to hear from you! Join us on our mission to make oats the superhero of the food world. Apply today!
We treat all candidates equally: If you are interested, please apply through our application system - any correspondence should come from there. This will ensure that the candidate experience is smooth and fair to everyone!
The Oatly way
Oatly is a company built on the idea of change. Our mission is to help people upgrade their everyday lives and the health of the planet by making tasteful oat-based food products accessible to a wider audience in a world-class manner. It's why we come to work every day. With our head office in Malmö, Science & Innovation Center in Lund and production in Sweden, Netherlands, China, Singapore and the US, our products are available in almost 30 countries across Europe, North America and Asia.