Culinary Producer - Food and Prop Stylist

Chefman - Mahwah, NJ

Full-time

About Chefman

Chefman is one of North America’s leading brands of small kitchen appliances. We are in love with great food and we are inspired to empower ordinary people all over the world to create restaurant quality dishes while enjoying an easy-to-follow and user-friendly experience.

Key Focus for Chefman

Our motto is “Cooking Forward.” Every product we develop takes the home chef to the next level in their cooking experience. From smart connected multicookers to simple one-touch coffee makers, Chefman is dedicated to making people’s lives in the kitchen easier and more enjoyable. To accomplish this, we have assembled a team of passionate and committed people on a mission to impact the world one kitchen at a time. We put our hearts and souls into producing an innovative and helpful kitchen product assortment that takes the pain out of meal preparation and adds joy to people’s lives and social experiences. These hardware products coupled with intuitive and convenient software and loaded with authentic and engaging culinary video content provides home chefs with the tools they need to achieve picture perfect results with maximum efficiency.

Job Description

We are seeking a full-time Culinary Producer (Food and Prop Stylist) to join our in-house Creative Team. This role will report to the Director of Video and will work cross-collaboratively to create exceptional food photography and videos.

Viable candidates should be passionate for food and creating beautifully plated food imagery and videos on a pre-production and production basis. Those that gravitate to a fast paced, in-house environment and possess the ability to work well under tight deadlines will thrive in our environment.

This role will be based out of the office located in Mahwah, New Jersey and may require some light travel.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Plan, prepare, prop and style dishes for photography and videos
  • Produce compelling photographs and videos that are brand specific
  • Assist with the preparation for video shoots (including brainstorming, writing grocery lists, shopping for groceries, prepping in advance and day of shoot)
  • Assist with leading the recipe development process (writing, testing, and editing recipes)
  • Showcase strong problem-solving skills that demonstrate the best, most efficient ways to execute shoots
  • Jump in and cook on camera when needed for photo shoots
  • Share responsibilities of maintaining the kitchen organization and cleanliness
  • Maintain storage and organization of props for on and off camera use
  • Help manage freelance assistance on specific campaigns

Qualifications: Successful candidates will possess the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a Culinary or Visual Arts school
  • Minimum of 2 to 3 years professional kitchen experience
  • Must have previous experience generating recipe development, food styling, and working within tight deadlines
  • Previous corporate exposure required
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of cooking techniques, food preparation, and food styling
  • Possess an online portfolio that demonstrates your experience and style
  • Previous experience food styling for videos a huge plus

What’s Next

If you are interested in joining the team, please send yourresume along with a cover letterto let us know why you’re excited about this role and believe it is the right fit as the next step in your career. Please include a link to your online portfolio containing at least three examples of your best work.

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • Stylist: 1 year (Preferred)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)

Typical deal size:

  • Less than $1k

Onboarding time:

  • 1-3 months

Benefits offered:

  • Paid time off
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Healthcare spending or reimbursement accounts such as HSAs or FSAs
  • Other types of insurance
  • Retirement benefits or accounts
  • Education assistance or tuition reimbursement
  • Commuting/travel assistance
  • Employee discounts
  • Flexible schedules
  • Workplace perks such as food/coffee and flexible work schedules

Paid Training:

  • Yes

Physical Requirements:

  • Walking
  • Standing
  • Stooping
  • Kneeling
  • Pushing
  • Climbing
  • Pulling
  • Repetitive lifting

Management:

  • Team Lead