Sales Executive and Development Chef, Bedfordshire

£30000 - £33000 per annum + plus car and benefits
03 Oct 2016
31 Oct 2016
Frank Lomas
Contract Type
Full Time

Brand new position available to join a Sales Team as the Development Chef responsible for client presentations and equipment demonstrations.

This company has been a key player in the Catering Equipment supply and installation sector, for decades. It has grown as a business and as a market leader due to the relationships forged with equipment manufacturers and the foodservice industry. It now seeks a Chef to join the Commercial Department as a Development Chef and Presenter for client display meetings.

The position is one that would suit an articulate, gregarious, well-presented and charismatic Chef. Someone who enjoys demonstrating techniques, whilst engaging with the audience and offering consultation and credible guidance as they prepare quality food in front of them. Chefs who can illustrate the benefits of various cooking practices using a range of equipment, who know how to tailor a presentation to their particular audience would thrive in this role.

The position offers a number of excellent career benefits, not least of which is putting all the varied cuisine experience to another use for a captive audience in a completely new environment. Some Chefs might be attracted to the more 'social friendly' working hours (typically Mon - Fri (9am - 5pm). The appeal of being within the sales process and illustrating the advantages of certain equipment meeting the clients' service styles is another motivation that would be wanted from any candidates applying here.

Any applicant must have the following in order to be invited to interview:

  • A broad understanding of all equipment used in a commercial kitchen
  • Experience of presenting culinary techniques / new recipes to an audience of industry professionals
  • The ability to communicate with both professional Chefs of all levels and board members
  • An understanding of the sales process, if no sales experience within career history to date
  • The ability to develop a menu based on a client brief, using the key equipment being supplied into new build/refurbished kitchens
  • Full UK driving license

This position is working in a brand new, state of the art kitchen with the latest technology, demonstrating the functionality and benefits to the end user.

This position takes the classic Chef skills and personality to another level. If you have a desire to make a move such as this, then please send your CV and cover note immediately for interview consideration.

To assist you searching for a role by location - we have added a generic postcode, when uploading the advert, that designates the centre of the county in which this job is found. You may not see this on certain job boards.

REF. FTL13528 By Frank Lomas

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