About the Team

The New Restaurant Models team on Merchant S&O innovates fast and capital-light ways to add new restaurant options for our consumers while providing meaningful new revenue streams for our merchant partners. We are testing and building a wide variety of new restaurant formats, from leveraging physical DoorDash kitchens to licensing brands to be prepared by other restaurants. The Culinary Strategy team plays a critical role in this work, partnering with merchants and cross-functional teams to develop the operating playbooks to build, test, and launch new brands through new channels. 

About the Role

Help us launch our newest Kitchens’ model, building operating playbooks for culinary teams.  You'll work on delivery-first culinary concepts in collaboration with restaurant partners, vendors, and equipment providers. You will report to the Executive Development Chef. 

  • Process Documentation.  Work with our restaurant partners to review existing recipes and processes. You will develop playbooks that allow culinary teams to cook recipes accurately to the specifications of our partners.
  • Recipe Development. Consult with merchant partners to develop and test recipes to be cooked in delivery-first restaurants, making recommendations on process modification, ingredient selection and equipment selection.
  • Training Development  Work with DoorDash culinary teams to develop training for kitchen staff, ensuring teams can complete recipes and playbooks with a high-degree of replicability.

You’re excited about this opportunity because you...

  • Are cuisine-curious and love to develop recipes across multiple culinary concepts 
  • Love to build processes, playbooks, and training
  • Are passionate about partnering with restaurants to grow their businesses
  • Want to work in new restaurant models including delivery-only environments.

We’re excited about you because…

  • You have 8 years or more experience cooking and managing in a high volume kitchen environment including fast-casual, QSR, and from-scratch restaurants
  • You have 1 or more years of experience in a test kitchen environment or overseeing culinary research and development. 
  • You have experience managing and owning recipe development 
  • You have experience collaborating with other chefs in a consulting or corporate environment

About DoorDash

At DoorDash, our mission to empower local economies shapes how our team members move quickly, learn, and reiterate in order to make impactful decisions that display empathy for our range of users—from Dashers to merchant partners to consumers. We are a technology and logistics company that started with door-to-door delivery, and we are looking for team members who can help us go from a company that is known for delivering food to a company that people turn to for any and all goods.

DoorDash is growing rapidly and changing constantly, which gives our team members the opportunity to share their unique perspectives, solve new challenges, and own their careers. We're committed to supporting employees’ happiness, healthiness, and overall well-being by providing comprehensive benefits and perks including premium healthcare, wellness expense reimbursement, paid parental leave and more.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

We’re committed to growing and empowering a more inclusive community within our company, industry, and cities. That’s why we hire and cultivate diverse teams of people from all backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. We believe that true innovation happens when everyone has room at the table and the tools, resources, and opportunity to excel.

Statement of Non-Discrimination: In keeping with our beliefs and goals, no employee or applicant will face discrimination or harassment based on: race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, age, gender, marital/domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability status, or veteran status. Above and beyond discrimination and harassment based on “protected categories,” we also strive to prevent other subtler forms of inappropriate behavior (i.e., stereotyping) from ever gaining a foothold in our office. Whether blatant or hidden, barriers to success have no place at DoorDash. We value a diverse workforce – people who identify as women, non-binary or gender non-conforming, LGBTQIA+, American Indian or Native Alaskan, Black or African American, Hispanic or Latinx, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, differently-abled, caretakers and parents, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Thank you to the Level Playing Field Institute for this statement of non-discrimination.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance, and any other state or local hiring regulations, we will consider for employment any qualified applicant, including those with arrest and conviction records, in a manner consistent with the applicable regulation.

If you need any accommodations, please inform your recruiting contact upon initial connection.

Compensation

The location-specific base salary range for this position is listed below.  Compensation in other geographies may vary.

Actual compensation within the pay range will be decided based on factors including, but not limited to, skills, prior relevant experience, and specific work location.  For roles that are available to be filled remotely, base salary is localized according to employee work location.  Please discuss your intended work location with your recruiter for more information.

DoorDash cares about you and your overall well-being, and that’s why we offer a comprehensive benefits package, for full-time employees, that includes healthcare benefits, a 401(k) plan including an employer match, short-term and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance, wellbeing benefits, paid time off, paid parental leave, and several paid holidays, among others.

In addition to base salary, the compensation package for this role also includes opportunities for equity grants.

California Pay Range:
$77,600$116,400 USD

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