Food Technician at KitchenTown 316 views2 applications

Job Description

We’re looking for an entry-level food technician to join our team at KitchenTown! This position will support the development of new food and beverage products in our Innovation Lab. The ideal candidate should have a passion for food and the ability to learn and work on different projects at the same time.

Our Innovation Lab is an exciting hub of energy at the center of food innovation. You will get to work on a wide array of projects, learn from the best in the industry, and get an inside look into the world of food startups. We’re looking for a self-starter who is comfortable working independently and is eager to learn and grow.


  • Prepare and analyze benchtop prototypes using a variety of methods available in the R&D test kitchen
  • Support documentation for nutrition labelling and ingredient specifications
  • Coordinate shelf-life testing as needed
  • Maintain laboratory supplies, equipment, and ingredients inventory
  • Provide customer project support as needed
  • Coordinate product cuttings as directed/needed
  • Execute projects according to work timelines
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills & Experience

  1. 0-1 year experience working in food science
  2. B.S. in food science or related field
  3. Good laboratory practices including organized data documentation and presentation, attention to detail, and ability to follow batch protocols
  4. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple projects/tasks at any given time
  5. Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  6. Proficiency in Genesis a plus
  7. Must be able to lift 50 lbs

Application Details

To apply, email resume and cover letter to with the subject: Food Technician.


This is a full-time, hourly position, rate depending on experience.

We are not able to offer relocation services at this time.


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KitchenTown is a food startup incubator and global innovation platform that helps develop, commercialize, and launch impact-driven food products.  We are also a local cafe and food hub providing support to regional artisan food makers. By providing tailored support and the right resources at the right times, KitchenTown seeks to drive positive change in the food system from the ground up.  At it’s 20,000 square foot campus in the San Francisco Bay Area, food startups and legacy food brands have access to a commercial scale-up facility, product development lab, brand partnerships program, and a thriving community of entrepreneurs, innovators, and changemakers from every facet of the food industry. Founded in 2014, KitchenTown has had the honor of working with hundreds of innovative startups, many of which have become thought leaders and significant, successful businesses.

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