Nextbite’s mission is to become a trusted partner to restaurants everywhere, offering products and services that help restaurants adapt to changing consumer trends and technology. We pride ourselves in building a team of world-class thinkers and innovators to revolutionize the restaurant industry, empowering our customers to tap into new markets.
Nextbite's leading restaurant technology solution, Ordermark, helps restaurants and virtual kitchens aggregate mobile orders across all the major online ordering service providers into a single dashboard and printer. Paired with this technology, Nextbite serves the fast-growing food on-demand revolution by empowering existing restaurants everywhere to serve more customers and earn more revenue. Nextbite creates delivery-only restaurant concepts with high-quality, chef-inspired menus available through delivery apps. This combined offering helps restaurants increase efficiency and grow profits, creating successful food service across the country.
By joining Nextbite you will have a front row seat to the rapidly changing restaurant landscape and the explosive online ordering industry.
*Nextbite has implemented a COVID-19 vaccine policy that all staff will be required to follow (with or without reasonable accommodations) in order to perform any in-person job functions or attend any in-person team events. If you have any questions on this policy, we will connect you with the appropriate People Ops team member for answers as we engage in the interview process.
About the Role
We are seeking an Enterprise R&D Chef to join our growing team, working closely with the VP of Food Experience (FoodX) to create dynamic, creative menus that operate within the parameters of some of the country’s best-loved restaurant chains’ existing menu offerings ... optimized for delivery. Because we commit to providing our enterprise restaurant partners with world-class support in all areas, our Culinary Operations programs must function at the very highest level. If you are a world-class performer, this is an opportunity to interact directly with some of our largest partners in foodservice while working at one of the fastest-growing companies in the food delivery industry!
The impact you will have:Interact with Nextbite’s Brand Development and Food Experience (FoodX) teams to generate delicious, easy-to-operationalize menus and menu items to incorporate into our Enterprise-level restaurant partners’ existing culinary operations. With the guidance and support of the VP of FoodX, you will help design menus that maximize ingredient crossover within those operators’ existing ordering guides, equipment capabilities, and staffing plans.Build, inspire, and oversee a team of culinarians who will develop and bench-test menu items, always pushing the limits of flavor and excitement. You will drive the R&D and testing of all Enterprise menu items, providing specific input and guidance to optimize menu item fit with existing operations.Participate in Nextbite’s pipeline Innovation menu and menu item creation processes, collaborating directly with the Innovation R&D Chef to develop new concepts and menus for future implementation by Nextbite restaurant partners. You will contribute your well-rounded operational perspective to help generate exciting, on-trend concepts that our restaurant partners can produce consistently and deliciously for our end consumers.
What you bring to the role:Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Culinary Arts or similar 4 years of culinary leadership experience in an institutional, manufacturing, or enterprise-level restaurant chain setting.Strong track record of team-building and leadership combined with the ability to identify, quantify, and effectively operationalize culinary trends.Desire to work independently in a fast-paced environment, quickly seizing opportunities to drive change without constant direction from leadership.Ability to synthesize a wide range of culinary ideas into compelling oral/written communications and menus.Ability to research and learn new concepts, methods, and systems quickly, answering complex questions about those concepts, methods, and systems.Ability to work on highly diverse, distributed teams.Secure Google Suite (Docs, Sheets, and Slides) and Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).Slack chops a bonus!
What we offer:A team that has transitioned to remote work impressively, and remains highly collaborative and connectedExcellent growth opportunity, and stock options for all full-time employeesMedical, dental and vision (90% covered by Ordermark; 50% for dependents) - eligible immediatelyUnlimited PTO and paid company holidays401k - eligible immediately$60/month reimbursement for online-ordered mealsBonusly - a team recognition platform with fun rewardsWe pride ourselves in having a team that promotes diversity, inclusion, leadership, mindfulness, high initiative, energy and passion.
Nextbite participated in Techstars, Boulder in Spring 2018, and has raised $150 million. We are headquartered in Los Angeles, and are looking to significantly grow our team while continuing to reach restaurants and consumers across the country.
Our team is made up of people from diverse backgrounds, collaborating daily across time zones. We believe cross-pollination is one of the best ways to foster community and new ideas. For that reason we encourage people from all backgrounds to apply to any of our positions.
Thank you for your interest in Nextbite - we’re reviewing impressive candidates every day, and will do our best to reach out to you as quickly as possible!