Job Description


As a member of the R&D Team, the Culinary Specialist supports culinary development for Outback Steakhouse. The Culinary Specialist is responsible for culinary support, professional leadership, and collaboration with all team members. The Culinary Specialist develops innovation, supports core menu, as well as photo shoots, and vendor product evaluations.  The initial focus for the Culinary Specialist is the Eureka Test location at Citrus Park.  


  • Supports the daily preparation of tastings, product evaluations.
  • Supports the Corporate Executive Chef with documenting BBI cards, gram work and recipe distribution to the Recipe Coordinator.
  • Remains current and actively grows and demonstrates knowledge of the entire kitchen, supplies, ingredients, and preparation.
  • Partners with Marketing and Supply Chain teams on briefs targeted to the strategic alignment of company goals and objectives.
  • Develops gold standard products for the purpose of commercialization with vendor partners.
  • Works in the Citrus Park location upholding the standards and proving operational excellence.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Available to work a flexible schedule.
  • Minimum 21 years of age with legal authorization to work in the United States.
  • Proficient in knife skills, food preparation, recipe documentation, gram work and cleaning.
  • Establish high standards of performance for yourself and others.
  • Lead best in class behaviors with a focus on operational excellence and quality assurance.
  • Make decisions based on logic, accurate information, resources, and constraints, in congruence with Principles and Beliefs.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Experience planning and implementing operational procedures, processes, and systems.
  • Manage time and multiple priorities effectively.
  • Communicate and collaborate effectively with the team.
  • A strong attention to detail, along with the ability to discover potential risks.
  • Work independently with a high degree of discretion and confidentiality.


  • Positive, proactive and flexible, and must possess a strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and manage multiple assignments/tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to embrace change and adapt to changing circumstances.
  • Adaptable and able to adjust project objectives due to the dynamic nature of the industry.
  • Strong team player. 
  • Strong desire to learn and constantly improve within the organization.

Application Instructions

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