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Recipe Tester/Developer, Food Studios

Company: Meredith Corporation
Location: Birmingham
Posted on: May 16, 2020

Job Description:


I. JOB SUMMARY - Major goals and objectives.

Located in Birmingham, Alabama, is the MEREDITH FOOD STUDIOS, a state-of-the-art facility featuring 28 test kitchens, 13 photo studios, a prop and styling studio, an outdoor grill station and an expansive showcase kitchen and tasting room for demonstrations and events. Powered by a talented team of test kitchen professionals, stylists, and photographers, the Meredith Food Studios is the country s premier creative hub, producing thousands of world-class recipes, images, and related content annually for Meredith s print, digital, and social platforms.

The Recipe Tester/Developer creates and tests recipes for multiple Meredith brands and reports directly to the Kitchen Director.



Collaborate with the team and brand client in advance of recipe development in pre-pro calls or meetings to discuss creative solutions and ensure all parties are clear on expectations.


Prepare and monitoR grocery/shopping lists to ensure the proper items are purchased for all recipe development and testing, anticipating the need to order specialty or hard-to-find items.


Recipe Development and Testing: Develop, test, annotate, and deliver final recipes and digital photos of each assigned story. Complete nutritional data for health-oriented assignments. Pitch story and recipe ideas as needed. Present developed and tested recipes at tastings and attend tastings as assigned.


Share best-practices with your fellow stylists and recipe developers. Stay abreast of current cooking trends, food styling trends, health issues, competitive food magazines and websites as well as cookbooks to ensure that the brands recipes are of the highest possible standards.



B.S. or B.A., a culinary degree or extensive professional restaurant or test kitchen experience.


3-5 years recipe development experience for lifestyle brands.

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

* CONNECTED: You have a history of getting to know your audience deeply their taste, aesthetic and cooking habits and a record of staying true to that audience. You know when to push comfort zones and when to stay true to tradition.

* ORGANIZED: You live by prioritization and organization. You re a born multitasker who loves to take on a good challenge; especially on a tight deadline. You see the big picture, but your attention to detail and creative flair make you an invaluable asset to any team.

* COLLABORATIVE: You re energized by collaborative environments and have teaching experience officially, or unofficially by leading teams. People respond to your open, communicative style and your genuine interest in the world around you.

* FLEXIBLE: You have the personality and skills to support multiple brands with different aesthetics and can deftly pivot among projects.

% Travel Required (Approximate): 0

It is the policy of Meredith to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Meredith will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

Meredith participates in the federal E-Verify program to confirm the identity and employment authorization of all newly hired employees. For further information about the E-Verify program, please click here:


Keywords: Meredith Corporation, Birmingham , Recipe Tester/Developer, Food Studios, IT / Software / Systems , Birmingham, Alabama

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