Development Chef

South Yorkshire / Notinghamshire
23 Sep 2016
21 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

The Company


This high profile food business are leading the way in the chilled food to go and convenience sectors, supplying a broad customer base with a wide range of innovative products. They are going through an exciting period of growth and investing in their innovations strategy, and they’re now looking to expand their horizons by developing their dedicated and dynamic teams.


The Role

In this dynamic and creative role you will be given the chance to apply your culinary skills supporting the Development team in the creation of exciting new product ranges. Concentrating on specific accounts you will be able to focus entirely on creating inspiring new concepts that capitalise on your expertise and market knowledge to ensure innovative products are in line with the latest food trends as well as customer budgets and launch timescales. You will also help with the day to day running of the NPD function from working with suppliers, organising ingredients and improving recipes to making samples for presentations and participating in taste panels. In addition you’ll be using your commercial acumen and culinary insights to spot new trends and identify key areas for potential innovation and growth.


The Person

We are looking for a highly creative and positive chef who is passionate about their food. Brimming with passion and ideas you’ll be friendly and approachable with a real can-do attitude. You will have an extensive personal knowledge of ingredients and flavour combinations, able to bring new twists to recipes and a vast back-catalogue of interesting ingredient sources. Adaptable and flexible you’ll be able to keep up the pace with projects as they evolve, accepting product tweaks and changes with enthusiasm and gusto. Ideally you will have food manufacturing experience where you will have developed successful products for either a high street food retailer or one of the major multiples and you must be able to learn and develop new skills quickly. Your organisation and presentation skills will be second to none which you’ll put to use working as part of a large team as well as through the start-up of workshops both in house and externally. Full UK driving licence holders only. 

If you are keen to develop your career and get started on a new projects for this prominent food group then we’d like to hear from you; apply now or call us on 0845 2600 737 to find out more.

Although we do our utmost to respond to all applicants, there are times when this is just not possible due to sheer volume so if you have not heard from us within 5 working days then we are sorry to say your application for this role has not been successful.

Also, please note that we are only able to accept and respond to applications from candidates with eligibility to work in the UK and those who hold valid work visas.