I’m Chad Brauze, R&D Chef at Chipotle. I oversee the menu and develop new recipes. AMA!
As R&D Chef, I oversee the menu for nearly 2,500 Chipotle restaurants. I also run the NEXT kitchen where we create and test new menu items.
I’m proud to work for a company where all of the food is made fresh with no added flavors, colors or preservatives (except lemon and lime juices, which can be used as preservatives, though we use them only for taste). I love that we only use 51 real ingredients across our menu, which you can see displayed right on our homepage at chipotle.com. I have the best job because I get to see what new ingredients could make the line-up.
Edit: Thanks Reddit signing off now! It's lunchtime in CA, got to get a burrito.