Innovation Chef, Ready Meals, London

£40000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits
22 Sep 2016
20 Oct 2016
Frank Lomas
Contract Type
Full Time

A world leading food manufacturer seeks an Innovation Chef to bring new concepts as first-to-market ready meal products to the UK's key retailers.

One of the world's leading food manufacturers is looking for a creative and influential Innovation Chef to join its New Product Development team in London. The role is within the chilled ready meal category and requires a Chef with experience of product development for multiple retailers.

This opportunity is a fantastic role allowing a Chef with Chilled food manufacturing experience the chance to bring first-to-market products to the retailer customers. With a commercial and practical focus on what is feasible within a factory, this Development Chef position will permit you to bring in international culinary influences in order to be as creative as possible. We want a Chef that goes further in researching and discovering the latest flavour profiles, new ingredients and food trends within the UK and abroad.

As well as liaising with the Head of Development and Retailer Development Managers, this position has you working closely with the Commercial, Marketing and Procurement teams in delivering an Innovation agenda cross-customer and cross-category for the future innovation pipeline. Through product, ingredient, packaging and process development you and the Development kitchen team will drive new opportunities that can shape the market trends within chilled ready meals.

To be seriously considered for this incredible new role you must;

  • Have excellent innovation skills across various international cuisines
  • Be a strong influencer
  • Have excellent and ethical food values
  • Have experience of multiple retailer customers
  • Have a balance between innovation and creation, as well as commercial practicalities
  • Chilled food manufacturing experience

With a solid support network and very proactive team around you, this opportunity genuinely offers an environment where a creative and trail-blazing chef can excel.

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