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Lead Culinary Producer/Food Stylist

New York, NY | Job #319482
Job Title: Lead Culinary Producer/Food Stylist
Location: New York, New York
Type: Full-Time
Our client is looking for an experienced Lead Culinary Producer/Food Stylist to join their studio team!

Lead Culinary Producer/Food Stylist Responsibilities: 
  • Plan, prepare, cook and style dishes for weekly menu photography, campaign hero shoots and video, delivering beautiful and appetizing food while maintaining culinary accuracy and fidelity to brand guidelines
  • Partner with Senior Kitchen Manager to identify a shooting workflow which fosters productivity, efficiency and collaboration between cooking and styling ensuring timely execution of all shoot requirements  
  • Work closely with Kitchen and Studio Leads to plan and execute shooting schedule - ensuring shoots are assigned in a balanced fashion across the team, shot counts are met and daily workload is accurately documented and achieved
  • Oversee team of direct reports across culinary and styling as well maintain stable of freelancers, proactively avoiding scheduling clashes and arranging coverage in the most cost-efficient manner possible, dedicating unscheduled time of the styling team to the kitchen when needed
  • Work with Senior Kitchen Manager regarding ingredient list and assist in determining which foods and quantities are needed week over week working collaboratively to ensure efficient kitchen operations to minimize waste
  • Assist with procuring non-SKU food items required; as well as communicate desired quality or look of food items needed for desired aesthetic look 
  • Ensure capture and reporting of detailed and regular financial management for shoot-related purchases
  • Concept and procure props as needed to enhance photography and presentation; organize and inventory kitchen items

Lead Culinary Producer/Food Stylist Requirements: 
  • Impeccable culinary technique able to move nimbly between different brand aesthetics based on guidelines
  • Outstanding aesthetic judgement and knowledge of food properties and preparation related to styling
  • Able to cook, style and select on-brand props with equal dedication to maintaining the highest of standards across the different disciplines
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Culinary Arts or related Creative, Management or Operations degree preferred
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in house as a chef, recipe developer, culinary producer, culinary management and/or lead stylist in restaurant, publishing or broadcast

JobID: 319482
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