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Culinary Specialist

The Humane Society of The United States (HSUS), the nation’s largest animal advocacy organization is seeking a Culinary Specialist for our Campaigns department. The main responsibility of this position is to work alongside major food service providers and institutions creating humane plant-based culinary programs primarily by developing curricula and educating food service professionals on the many benefits that offering more humane menu options will have for their business.

This position will be responsible for:

  • Representing HSUS at food industry conferences and events;
  • Creating curricula, schedule, and conduct plant-based culinary programs for institutional food service providers to include leading plant-based culinary education programs, conducting hands on workshops and demonstrations, helping institutions design menus and assisting with the development and delivery of marketing and institutional communication programs;
  • Establishing relationships, conducting live and web presentations, and working with institutions and companies toward the goal of developing plant-based culinary programs;
  • Drafting and coordinating support materials to include the development of recipes, training materials, toolkits and case studies;
  • Developing relationships with culinary institutions like the Culinary Institute of America, the Food and Beverage Institute, Art Institute, to influence the development of plant-based culinary education programs;
  • Serving as a spokesperson by performing interviews and televised cooking demos;
  • Assisting with other campaign work as needed.


  • Bachelor’s degree in nutrition, culinary arts or equivalent work experience in the culinary industry required;
  • Minimum two years’ experience in food service management;
  • The ability to build/foster relationships by reinforcing trust and respect, and demonstrating high standards of tact, diplomacy and discretion;
  • A high level of confidence, integrity, interpersonal skills, and a professional executive presence for effectively interacting with and influencing others both internally and externally;
  • Ability to facilitate meetings and conduct public speaking/presentations;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Attention to detail and commitment to excellence demonstrated by the delivery of quality and timely outcomes;
  • High level knowledge of food and foodservice industry procurement process;
  • Knowledge about factory farming, nutrition/health and environmental issues a plus;
  • Must be willing and able to travel extensively;
  • Excellent organizational, planning, and time management skills with demonstrated flexibility and the ability to manage multiple and changing priorities, while meeting deadlines and deliverables.

Please submit a cover letter and resumé using this form or fax to 301-548-7701. This is a remote position and will be based from a home office in the US.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, and disability, marital or parental status or protected veteran status.

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