• Research and Development Chef

    Job Locations US-TX-Dallas
    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
  • Company Summary



    Energy. Speed. Barbecue.


    At Dickey's, we are passionate about the art of great barbecue! In our home office roles, we set the bar high and always strive to over-achieve. We only hire hard working, passionate individuals, who inspire others, and embody our Core Values. We are always looking for dynamic and motivated people to join our team. “Can You Make The Cut?”


    The Original Dickey’s Barbecue opened in Dallas in 1941. Over 75 years and over 560 stores later, we are the largest and fastest-growing barbecue chain in the world. We have enjoyed our steady growth and pride in our family serving other families. We hope we can find a place for you in our growing family!

    Position Summary

    Job Summary

    The primary role of the Research and Development Chef is to contribute to the success of the Purchasing Department by performing the management of all Research and Development projects and maintaining the Quality Standards of goods manufactured specifically for Dickey’s.  The Research and Development Chef reports directly to the Vice President of Purchasing.


    Job Responsibilities

    Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

    • Develop, implement, and manage research projects, including developing LTO menu items and increasing the quality and organoleptic attributes of existing menu items.
    • Participate in existing and new product planning processes to assure timely acquisition of materials to support product launches and field requirements.
    • Work with vendors and purchasing team to source items needed in support of innovations.
    • Drive standardization of processes and procedures, regarding new menu items and limited time offers to ensure operational successes.
    • Develop and maintain systematic, analytical and results-based method for monitoring limited time offers and their sales statistics.
    • Provide timely and actionable information for corrective actions to be taken where necessary to both the supplier and end users that improve the overall quality of Dickey’s menu items.
    • Provide research and development support for all innovations, including operations, marketing and communications.
    • Implement best practice methods and establish high standards in support of all innovations.
    • Work with the Operations, Communications and Marketing Departments to coordinate project timelines and departmental objectives in support of initiatives.
    • Plan, organize, and supervise the work of the research and development team to ensure timely execution of all initiatives.


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