Research & Development Intern (Summer 2024)


Brantford, ON, CA, N3S 7X6

N3S 7X6
Job Type:  Food Science
N3S 7X6

Aspire Bakeries is a North American baking company with a leadership position in specialty frozen baked goods. Formed from leading bakery companies, its innovative food portfolio includes breads, artisan breads, buns, cookies, donuts, muffins and pastries from beloved brands like La Brea Bakery®, Otis Spunkmeyer®, and Oakrun Farm Bakery®. With 13 bakeries in North America, we are committed to driving innovation, predicting upcoming consumer trends and flavors, and exceeding our customers’ expectations. Aspire Bakeries champions the values of Integrity, Ownership, Customer Focus, Creativity and Care to help us deliver on People Safety, Food Safety, Quality and Collaboration.


Unleash your culinary creativity! Be a Baking Hero at Aspire Bakeries!

Calling all food fanatics! Want to help develop next-level treats and savory sensations? This internship throws you into the heart of our innovation lab, where you'll assist in crafting delicious samples, documenting experiments, and prepping submissions. Be part of a passionate team and learn from the best! 



  • Assist in lab development and creation of samples.
  • Assist in documentation of lab tests.
  • Assist in sample preparation and submission.
  • Daily maintenance and upkeep of the lab.


 Potential Projects:

  • Muffin 2.0 – Innovation in Muffins.
  • Savoury filled pockets.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Diploma in Culinary / Pastry Chef program.
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Basic skills in baking.
  • Ability to follow a recipe.
  • Basic computer skills.


Program Eligibility:

  • Must be able to work full-time for a minimum of 12 consecutive weeks.
  • Must be able to work from the Brantford office, Monday-Thursday with the flexibility to work remotely each Friday.
  • Must pass pre-employment criminal record check with satisfactory results.


Aspire Bakeries LLC values the contribution each Team Member brings to our organization. The final determination of a successful candidate’s starting pay will vary based on a number of factors, including, but not limited to location, shift, education, skill, and experience within the job or the industry. Additional pay may be determined for those candidates that exceed these specified qualifications and requirements. We provide a competitive compensation package that recognizes your experience, credentials, and education to meet your needs. For union-represented postings, wage rates and ranges are governed by applicable collective bargaining agreements.



Aspire Bakeries is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.