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Naturex is an international leader in plant extraction and the development of natural ingredients and solutions for the food, health and beauty sectors. Naturex operates its business through three business units, food and beverage, health and nutrition and personal care. The company operates 16 production locations around the world and employs around 1,700 people. Naturex became part of Givaudan in 2018. 

Givaudan is a global leading company in taste and wellbeing, and fragrance and beauty. With its heritage stretching back over 250 years, the Company has a long history of innovating scents and tastes. The company is committed to driving purpose-led, long-term growth while leading the way to improve happiness and health for people and nature. In the fiscal year 2020, the Company employed over 15,800 people worldwide and achieved sales of CHF 6.3 billion and a free cash flow of 12.8% of sales. Let’s imagine together on www.givaudan.com

Culinary Technician

The Culinary Technician will assist in the preparation and assembly of concepts and flavoured food products for internal and customer evaluations.


Communicates clearly in written and verbal form
Demonstrates proficiency in using common PC applications
Basic knowledge of common cooking equipment and materials used to perform duties
Basic knowledge of Givaudan safety, hygiene, and environmental guidelines/requirements
  Basic working knowledge of common ingredients
Practical knowledge of  cooking techniques pertaining to regional trends
Demonstrates tasting skills and is able to effectively describe the flavor profile of a product
Basic knowledge of various regional cuisines in regards to ingredients and traditional aspects of the cooking style, some knowledge of clean label and healthy cooking.
Basic math skills utilizing the metric system when converting recipes into formulas.
Core Responsibilities
Record lab data using a lab notebook and Givaudan software
Execute formulation instructions with speed and accuracy while preparing culinary products
Ability to communicate with ingredient suppliers for sample requests.
Support culinary and applications team in executing daily lab tasks
Stock and control raw materials, flavour samples, lab supplies, and grocery items
Maintain a safe, clean and organized lab environment is maintained in accordance with EH&S policies
Ability to present onself as a Culinary Professional in a corporate environment; working with Sales, Marketing, and Technical R&D departments.


Culinary Degree from an accredited University or an equivalent apprenticeship;
 0-1 years of work experience in the flavour, retail, or food service industries

At Givaudan, you contribute to delightful taste and scent experiences that touch people’s lives.
You work within an inspiring teamwork culture – where you can thrive, collaborate and learn from other talented and passionate people across disciplines, regions and divisions.
Join us and Impact Your World

Diversity drives innovation and creates closer connections with our employees, customers and partners.
Givaudan embraces diversity and is committed to building an inclusive environment where everyone impacts our world.

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