ARAMARK Associate Culinary Analyst - Culinary Development in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania



Position Summary

Aramark has an opportunity to fill a full-time Associate Culinary Analyst position working closely with the Corporate Culinary team. This is a salaried position, and is specifically designed for a recent college graduate with a degree in Restaurant and Hospitality Management, preferably with a minor in Nutrition, Journalism, or Food Science. This position will equip the Business Analyst with the tools and exposures that will assist him or her in successfully navigating the many diverse areas of business at Aramark. This person will be given the opportunity to enrich and nourish lives in the communities we serve through hands-on meaningful management experiences!

As an Associate Analyst on the Corporate Culinary team, you will be accountable to manage and build excel and smart-sheets, create new paths and tools to more efficiently maneuver our current workload. Additionally, you will be the gatekeeper to manage recipe input into our own PRIMA Classic and PRIMA Web Master Programs, and collaborate with the Culinary Systems & Standards team to work efficiently to meet the assigned data set cuts. The Business Analyst must be a self-starter who takes initiative to seek out high-return projects under limited supervision.

Position Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the Corporate Culinary team for all Lines of Business – Retail, Residential and Healthcare

  • Assist with ideation sessions, vendor presentations, and product cuttings

  • Manage and input all developed recipes into PRIMA Classic and PRIMA Web

  • Re-design current flow of recipes -- from ideation to field distribution

  • Manage the recipe editing process – spot-check recipes for accuracy (weight vs. volume)

  • Rewrite newly developed recipes for launch (Morsell)

  • Manage and assist with ingredient changes for current recipes

  • Implement a shelf-test study timeline and standard operating procedures

  • Implement a packaging test timeline and SOP – from “look” to time in packaging to transport

  • Participate in local Aramark site visits

  • Responsible for successfully completing daily tasks and/or project work assigned by mentor/manager

  • Completion of milestones and experiences as outlined in your onboarding plan


  • Bachelor’s degree required

  • 1-2 + years’ experience in an analysis related role.

  • Finance, IT, Hospitality, Culinary and Food Marketing majors preferred.

  • Well versed with National Menu labelling law

  • Strong organizational, time management, analytical and problem solving skills are required.

  • Detail orientation and the ability to prioritize multiple projects concurrently is essential

  • Effective communication and positive interactions with all cross-functional teams.

  • Be an agent of change and have the ability to respond effectively to changing demands

  • Experience with and knowledge of all Microsoft Office applications, including Smartsheet

Aramark is an EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION employer – Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran