R&D Chef and Menu Developer

Somerville, MA
Culinary Team
Full Time
Spyce is at the intersection of technology and hospitality, making cravable, nutritious food at a broadly accessible price point. Our restaurant features a robotic kitchen that cooks and serves delicious meals.

You would be joining a team that includes MIT engineers and Michelin star chefs aligned in achieving a goal of revolutionizing the food industry with amazing food, thoughtful design and cutting-edge robotics.

Roles and Responsibilities

    • Work closely with our culinary and engineering teams to develop the next iteration of our menu
    • Perform detailed market and competitive analysis and research to help make educated strategic decisions on all elements of our menu including primary and supplementary offerings
    • Collect and quantify customer feedback and implement menu additions or improvements
    • Work with the engineering team to propose technology features to enhance our offering
    • Work with third party suppliers to establish the supply chain for menu items
    • Conduct customer studies and focus group testing on new menu items
    • Conduct menu R&D and extensive testing with the robotic technology
    • Create and maintain excellent documentation for all elements of our menu including suppliers and prep
    • Establish primary use cases for all offerings, and determine target customer profiles
    • Enhance our offering for secondary use cases, including children and others

Key Qualifications

    • 7+ years of experience doing recipe and menu development
    • Previous experience as a development or corporate chef, working with a wide variety of cuisines
    • Extensive knowledge of the fast casual industry, including suppliers, prep techniques and operations
    • Deep understanding of customer tastes and palettes, including different appeal for different customer profiles and use cases
    • Some background in food science (preferred)
    • Previous experience quantifying customer feedback and conducting customer testing
    • Excellent analytical and quantitative skills
    • Excellent using Excel, Word and Google Sheets, and generally software savvy


Spyce does not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We’re committed to being a team that reflects a broad range of experience, thought, geography, age, background, gender, sexual orientation, language, culture and many other characteristics.