Innovation R&D Chef
Denver, CO
About Nextbite

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 Innovation R&D Chef to join our growing team, working closely with the VP of Food Experience (FoodX) to create dynamic, creative virtual menus for restaurant partners of all types across North America ... optimized for delivery. Because we commit to providing our restaurant client 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 Innovation pipeline for future implementation by Nextbite restaurant partners.
  • 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 Innovation menu items, providing specific input and guidance to optimize menu item fit with existing operations while creating new opportunities to provide cutting-edge, on-trend offerings in the off-premise space.
  • Participate in Nextbite’s Enterprise menu and menu item creation processes, collaborating directly with the Enterprise R&D Chef to develop new concepts and menus to incorporate into our Enterprise-level restaurant partners’ existing culinary operations.
  • You will contribute your well-rounded creative and innovative culinary 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 a heavily creative, innovative, fast-moving culinary environment, whether restaurant, institutional, R&D lab, or other.
  • 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 connected
  • Excellent growth opportunity, and stock options for all full-time employees
  • Medical, dental and vision (90% covered by Ordermark; 50% for dependents) - eligible immediately
  • Unlimited PTO and paid company holidays
  • 401k - eligible immediately
  • $60/month reimbursement for online-ordered meals
  • Bonusly - a team recognition platform with fun rewards
  • We 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!

    Working at Nextbite

    Overall Culture Score


    CEO Score

    Alex Canter

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    Top 5% of Similar Sized Companies on Comparably


    Reviews from current employees

    Everyone is extremely helpful when I have questions
    Being able to help others out that are frustrated
    Their compassion for us to succeed

    Diversity at Nextbite

    Top 20%

    Gender Score

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    Top 20%

    Diversity Score

    As rated by current employees on Comparably

    Perks and Benefits

    Health & Wellness
    Dental Insurance
    Vision Insurance
    Health Insurance
    Life Insurance
    Paid Time Off
    PTO / Vacation Policy
    Paid Holidays
    Maternity / Paternity Leave
    Financial Benefits
    401K / Retirement Plan
    Employee Stock Purchase Plan
    Office Perks
    Company Social Outings
    Work From Home Policy
    Unique Office Space
    Free Food


    eNPS Score

    Nextbite's Employee Net Promoter Score (eNPS) is 62, as rated by 156 employees. This means 72% of Nextbite employees would encourage their friends to become coworkers today.

    5 Cool Reasons to Work at Nextbite

    1. Most of our roles are remote-first, offering flexibility that meets your schedule and geographic needs
    2. Culture that is ranked in the top 15% of comparable startups across the nation.
    3. Engaged leadership that meets with the company for weekly stand-ups, monthly updates, and quarterly Q&As.
    4. A CEO who was featured on Forbes 30 Under 30 for his innovative product & vision of improving restaurant tech.
    5. Accelerated career growth for top performing employees. Ordermark + Nextbite love to promote from within!