Kettle Cuisine began in 1986 as a door-to-door campaign to fill a void in the market and change the soup status quo. That meant making and bringing the freshest, highest quality soups to restaurants that had neither the time nor ability to do it themselves. That entrepreneurial, artisan, pioneering, can-do spirit is our DNA – and continues to inspire and guide us today.
We’re a passionate, innovative food company committed to making fresh, healthy, delicious, artisan quality food for all. We’re food lovers making food people love.
We’d love to help you serve your clients with excellence and grow your business.
Responsible to perform daily inspections of incoming raw materials upon receipt for product quality and to ensure they remain consistent with established standards.
Verifies lot tracking and allergen control of received goods and follows through to allocated storage areas.
Inspects raw materials in storage areas for product quality and conformance.
Review and trend COA compliance/ non-compliances.
Monitors lot tracking, allergen storage & product rotation.
Maintain foreign material & out of specification log for incoming material.
Liaise with purchasing department for deliveries, issues, retains.
Assist with specification updates.
Other duties as assigned.
Good communication skills-written and oral.
Ideal candidate will possess 5+ years food manufacturing experience. Excellent follow-through including ability to reason through critical issues.
Ability to communicate requirements and potential violations to employees with limited English.
Ability to communicate with employees at all levels of the organization. Good knowledge of the Food Manufacturing Industry and of Quality Assurance methodologies.
Should have experience with USDA & FDA requirements.
Computer skills (Excel, Word, Outlook).
Knowledge of ERP systems.
Bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus.
Self-starter able to conceptualize and drive initiatives forward.
Positive attitude and motivated by contributing to the overall success of the team.
Able to develop strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
Creative problem-solving skills.
Obsessive attention to detail, well organized and able to juggle many projects at once.
Comfortable moving at a fast pace and in ambiguous environments. Passionate about food.
Willing to address difficult situations head on with patience and respect.
Able to stand/walk for 8-10 hours.
Able to lift 50lbs.
Manufacturing environment – Conditions can be hot, cold and wet.
Must be willing to work weekends and some holidays.