Covance Food Host - Server (part-time) in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Job Overview

This is a rare opportunity for those loving the food industry – but not the late night hours. Do you have experience as a restaurant host or server? Are you interested in pursuing a food industry career? Our Field Associate position is your answer. The Field Associate works in our state of the art facility in Plymouth, MN. This is a part-time job (day time hours) with an hourly rate of $13.00.

Hours average around 29 per week. It is a rotating schedule. There is some Paid Time Off associated with this position.

As the Field Associate in our Food Solutions group you will train as a server, host, kitchen aid and moderator for our studies within our Consumer Testing group. Each role has specific responsibilities during a study but your primary goal is working together as a team for the overall successful completion of the assigned study. A successful study would be one that you ensured was defect-free, completed on time with successful data delivery, and, when possible, exceed clients’ expectations.

As a Field Associate you will be a server, a host, a kitchen aid and moderator for our food studies. As a vital team member, you will be accountable for the successful delivery of the assigned studies and support, mentor, and challenge each other continuously.

We are looking for the following skills:

  • Extraordinary attention to detail.

  • Critical thinking and your ability to tackle problems quickly and efficiently

  • Awesome interpersonal skills to interact with the public and our Food Perspectives clients.

  • Basic computer skills and ability to navigate the computer easily.

There is some flexibility in regard to scheduling – some days there will be long hours. You will also travel to multiple test sites throughout the Twin Cities area.

Have you heard of our Consumer Testing group? Covance Food Production Industry (FPI) is a full service consumer testing company providing consulting services to the Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) industry.

Learn about our state of the art facility

Be part of something big! At Covance’s Consumer Food Testing facility, we serve the foodservice industry with consumer research design and consulting services by delivering intelligent research solutions. We integrate the three essential aspects of successful new products: consumer needs + concept benefits + product design.

Covance provides nationwide testing capabilities via mail-fulfillment in-home use or central location. Our state-of-the-art testing facility in Minneapolis is 12,000 square feet. It features a commercial kitchen, focus group rooms, and large flexible CLT rooms for seating up to 60 people per session and walk-in refrigerators and freezers. The type of research activities that are conducted in our space is endless! We are committed to delivering Consumer Centric Product Research solutions that help our client’s launch products to new levels of success.


Minimum of high school diploma or a GED equivalent certificate from a certified institution; one to two years of related experience and/or training and Safe Serve certified preferred


• One to two years of related experience and/or training and Safe Serve certified preferred.

Job Number 2018-18796

Job Category Product Development- Food

Position Type Part-Time

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