Corporate Research and Development Chef : Southeast -(Charlotte, NC; Savannah, GA; Jacksonville, FL)

  • Compass Group USA Inc
  • Charlotte, North Carolina
  • May 29, 2021
Full time Chefs, Cooks, Food Preparation Workers

Job Description

Posted Date: May 26, 2021

Morrison Healthcare is a leading national food and nutrition services company exclusively dedicated to serving more than 600 hospitals and healthcare systems. Morrison's hospital kitchens, restaurants, and cafés feature socially responsible practices and exceptional guest experiences. The company's comprehensive Mindful Choices® wellness and sustainability platform includes the latest in healthful eating and an understanding of behavioral change in food consumption. Morrison's alignment with Partnership for a Healthier America's (PHA) Hospital Healthy Food Initiative positively impacts up to 41 million patients and 500 million hospital meals annually. Morrison has been named one of Modern Healthcare's "Top 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare" for the past five years, and Training Magazine's Top 125 organizations for the past six consecutive years. The company is a division of Compass Group and has more than 1,200 registered dietitians, 300 executive chefs, and 17,000 professional food service team members.

Job Summary

Corporate Research and Development Chef : Southeast (Charlotte, NC; Savannah, GA; Jacksonville, FL)

This position is eligible for an Employee Referral Bonus! If you know someone that is qualified for this role, please use the 'job search' in MyOpportunity to refer your referral and email them a link to apply. Your referral will be able to apply by clicking the link in the email then you can check the status under Careers in MyOpportunity by clicking on 'referral tracking.' For Employee Referral guidelines, FAQs and the Compass Employee Referral Policy, email . Click here to view the step-by-step instructions to refer a friend to this position.


The Corporate Research and Development Chef is a critical role within our organization. In this position, the R&D chef supports the integrity of our retail programming through close collaboration with Director of Retail Culinary Innovation, Programming and Innovation Team, Field Marketing, and account teams. The R&D chef also provides leadership and guidance for field operations to ensure that they can navigate and understand the menu components within the retail programming. This includes creating training resources including, but not limited to videos, chef tips etc. The R&D chef reports to the Director of Retail Culinary Innovation with Morrison Healthcare.


Recipe Testing

Support photo and video shoots

Opening brand support

Database Entry - Enter/organize new menu items in MenuWorks

Support wellness and sustainability initiatives

Support development of new key initiatives

Support corporate functions such as CCCs, business partner events, etc.


Work closely with retail programming and marketing teams

Work closely with MenuWorks and POS Team to pull data insights - dashboards, reporting, etc.

Work closely with Retail Technology Specialists

INTERACTIVE SKILLS: Excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to get along with diverse personalities, tactful, diplomatic, flexible.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Resourceful and well-organized. Results and people-oriented, but have sound judgment ability to balance other business considerations. Service-oriented, but assertive/persuasive.


Culinary Degree or Equivalent Degree/ ACF Certified Preferred

Consumer oriented with a proven marketing background.

Proficient in Microsoft Office software programs.

Apply to Morrison Healthcare today!

Morrison Healthcare is a member of Compass Group USA

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Compass Group is an equal opportunity employer. At Compass, we are committed to treating all Applicants and Associates fairly based on their abilities, achievements, and experience without regard to race, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by law.

Qualified candidates must be able to perform the essential functions of this position satisfactorily with or without a reasonable accommodation. Disclaimer: this job post is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all essential responsibilities, skills, tasks, or requirements associated with this position. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the position posted, the Company reserves the right to modify or change the essential functions of the job based on business necessity. *Los Angeles applicants: Compass Group will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring (Ban the Box ordinance)

Associates at Morrison Healthcare are offered many fantastic benefits.

* Medical
* Dental
* Vision
* Life Insurance/ AD
* Disability Insurance
* Retirement Plan
* Paid Time Off
* Holiday Time Off (varies by site/state)
* Associate Shopping Program
* Health and Wellness Programs
* Discount Marketplace
* Identity Theft Protection
* Pet Insurance
* Commuter Benefits
* Employee Assistance Program
* Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)

Req ID: 545160

Morrison Healthcare