What are we up to?
We’re developing chocolate without cacao.
Because the way most of the world’s cacao is produced and processed at the moment is unethical and environmentally f*cked.
It involves child labour and slave labour; and lots of it. And great swathes of land are being deforested to grow cacao for chocolate-eaters, and producing 1 kg of cacao beans produces around the same greenhouse gas emissions as 1 kg of cheese or lamb meat.
We’ve come up with a way of making an alternative to chocolate—that tastes, melts, grates, snaps the same—but can be made in a way that avoids these problems.
We are launching a consumer brand for our products and will also sell our products as ingredients to existing chocolate producers.
Using whole ingredients and fermentation smarts. It’s what we call “very clever cooking”: a mix of traditional techniques with some cutting-edge know-how.
Why do we need your help?
We are building out our team to develop and perfect our products. We are looking for a Production Assistant.
What you’ll do:
Work as part of our production team to make, test and document our products and ingredients.
Help our team execute and develop fermentation protocols.
Weigh out lots of things, wash lots of things, taste lots of things, and make detailed documentation about your work.
Manual lifting within health & safety regulations.
Ensure sanitary conditions in the workspace: cleandown is vital for our work and you will be required to do a lot of this.
Be involved in the production of batches of our products for sampling and for sale.
Who are you?
More than anything we want to find great people to work with. If the above resonates and sounds interesting to you, then get in touch. However in an ideal world you—our perfect person—would:
– Have at least 2 years experience working in an NPD or in a kitchen
– Be organised and timely: we run a tight, clean kitchen.
– Be creative and good at thinking outside the box.
– Be familiar with using a) GoogleDocs and b) MS Excel and/or Google Sheets.
– Be good at writing clear, concise notes about work you’re doing in the workshop.
– Be keen to get your hands dirty: literally, covered in chocolate, sometimes but also willing to apply yourself to new problems that you might not have faced before.
– Be open to learning new things and being good at receiving constructive feedback to guide you in your journey.
You should also:
– Love chocolate!
– Be able to work in the UK, specifically at our HQ in London.
Most other things are negotiable but these two—unfortunately—are not!
What we’ll give you in return:
For this entry level position the initial pay is £12.50 per hour. That typically increases after a 3 month probation. We cover staff food and have an amazing espresso machine. We often treat staff with meals and even trips.
Lots of freedom, autonomy and responsibility.
Flexible working hours — we’re looking for someone to work PT (2.5 days a week or more). Team members start anytime from 07.00 to 10.00 depending on their needs and the company’s needs. Schedules are really quite flexible.
Opportunities for professional development — we like to grow people and grow with people!
The chance to work with like-minded, fun people who have lots of great ideas and dreams
The chance to be one of the first employees in a quickly growing, exciting company
Our take on diversity:
WNWN for everyone.
We’re an equal-opportunity employer.
We will consider all applications equally regardless of a person’s race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or gender identity.
Moreover, we actively encourage individuals from groups traditionally underrepresented in the food and food tech space to apply.
Let’s fight climate change and inequality together.
How to apply:
If the above sounds like you, then apply! What are you waiting for?
Drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with a (thoughtful) cover letter or a 1-min video and your CV.