Product Development Assistant, Kent

£15000 - £20000 per annum
11 Nov 2016
09 Dec 2016
Jessica Littlewood
Contract Type
Full Time

Excellent opportunity to work alongside an experienced development team for a leading food manufacturer.

Our Client is seeking an energetic, passionate and dependable individual to join its development team as a General Assistant/Kitchen Assistant. This fantastic opportunity stems from the company's sustained growth. The Development Kitchen works across many different aspects including foodservice establishments and own-label products for retailers. This is a great opportunity to join one of the UK's leading food manufacturers with a passion for developing innovative, pioneering meat products. If you are looking to develop your career in Product Development this role could be for you.

My client seeks someone who is pro-active, hands-on, and eager to learn. Although this is a junior position within the Development team, it will provide the successful applicant a chance to enhance their skill-set, whilst proving crucial support to this international company's flag-ship kitchen. Prior Product Development experience is not essential as you will learn everything you need to know from some of the most experienced Development Chefs in the industry. You will be supporting the team and gaining a real knowledge into how a development kitchen operates.

Your responsibilities as a Product Development Assistant may include:

  • Sourcing raw materials/products/ingredients
  • Sample bagging/boxing/sending
  • Arranging core products for comparison and taking tasting notes
  • Cooking samples as per pack instructions
  • Food photography
  • Planning and arranging cooking presentations
  • Assisting Chefs with samples production
  • Standard product ordering for in house stocks
  • Recording and monitoring refrigeration temperatures

The position of Product Development Assistant will suit a candidate who wants to kick-start their career and move into something more exciting. Chef skills are not essential but experience of working within kitchens within a General Assistant role is.

This is a full-time position based in Kent. No late nights or weekends! Easily commutable.

If you are interested in this role, please send your CV today.

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