Senior Executive Chef in Atlanta GA

CPS, Inc. (Consumer Products Laboratory Division)
Senior Executive Chef
Job ID: 
Atlanta GA
Not Specified
Job Types:
Corporate Chef
Employment Type:
Full Time

Senior Executive Chef

The Senior Executive Chef of LPNA (Liquid Products North America) is responsible for leading and building culinary strategy and execution for the business.  This role will influence and drive culinary excellence in the product development, business development, innovation process through:  1) translation of culinary trends and consumer insights into innovative prototypes and line extensions; 2) application of culinary inspiration to raise the bar on the quality of our existing products; 3) collaboration with cross functional partners for the best possible product outcome (training and education on culinary; 4) building, fostering, and leveraging client relationships to make LPNA the undisputed partner of choice.

Position reports directly to Sr. Director of PD, LPNA.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Apply and demonstrate hands on culinary expertise across the current product portfolio & future innovation in ensuring great tasting food / beverages for our consumers, striking the right balance between hands on product development and directing the efforts of others
  • Partnership with PD and clients to make great tasting products (soups, sauces, entrees, sides, beverages)
  • Strong understanding of competitive landscape and ability to win new business through duplication projects and menu gap analysis
  • Expert in restaurant operations and has the ability to navigate and simplify complex BOH (back of house) systems by providing / selling company solutions
  • Cross-functional collaboration and understanding and willingness to learn more deeply the manufacturing capabilities and constraints to enable successful translation and scale up of culinary gold standards
  • Knowledge of restaurant financials and business acumen (P&L’s, menu engineering, food cost)
  • Project management & prioritization of projects with staff
  • Develop & mentor culinary professionals
  • Demonstrate culinary thought leadership, business strategy & creative problem solving


  • Education:  Culinary Degree (AOS) from an Accredited Culinary School
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Minimum of 7 to 10 years CPG or culinary industry related experience required
  • Must have experience successfully leading kitchens, teams, projects, and high-profile culinary events / catering.  Must have “real life” restaurant / food service operation experience
  • Consistent travel (30-40%)
  • Highly proficient culinary expertise & collaborative working style
  • Sales minded professional
  • Proficient decision making
  • Influence / communicate with functional partners and clients in a way that fosters collaboration
  • Effective presentations skills & ability to influence
  • Mentoring / coaching skills
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal & written
  • Some understanding of scale up / manufacturing challenges

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Jeff Fee at

JO:  337.20JF


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