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Culinary R&D Assistant

Sakara Life is a fast-growing premium lifestyle brand that is building the future of health & wellness. To do so, we are focused on hiring the best people and building an all-star team.

Job Description:

As a Culinary R&D Assistant, you will work directly with the Production Chef to test recipes on a weekly basis. Tasks will include:

  • Gathering and helping source ingredients
  • Executing recipes
  • Maintaining regular check-ins with the Chef to ensure instructions make sense and are being properly followed
  • Granular documentation of any recipe changes needed according to yield or ingredient amounts
  • Helping the Chef prepare for tastings

While the R&D role requires elements of creativity, your primary responsibility will be recipe execution with an exceptional attention to detail.


  • Passion for food, particularly in the health and wellness space
  • Culinary degree and/or at least 2 years of experience in the culinary field preferred.
  • Proficiency in Google Drive and Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel) 
  • Superb communication, organization and detail-oriented skills
  • Self-sufficient and team oriented
  • Ability to lift heavy items (up to 50 lbs) on a regular basis


This is a part-time hourly position.  You will be working out of our kitchen in Brooklyn. Hours may fluctuate slightly week to week and hourly rate will be dictated by level of experience.

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