Development Chef, Pan Asian ready meals, Derbyshire

£30000 - £35000 per annum
29 Nov 2016
07 Dec 2016
Frank Lomas
Contract Type
Full Time

Expertise within Asian cuisines is required for a position in one of the country's leading New Product Development teams as a Development Chef.

Our client is one the UK's leading manufacturers of chilled ready meal products for the major food retailers and as such, a position for another Development Chef is available. The opportunity to bring creative food concepts to life, for hundreds of thousands of customers is open to a Chef who is an expert within Pan Asian cuisine.

Due to the increased popularity of the Far East and Oriental flavours, our client is growing its expertise and offering within Pan Asian cuisines. This business produces chilled ready meals available to the entire UK customer population through a number of key retailers. We are seeking a creative and influential Chef to join the New Product Development team, who understands the diversity and complexity of Pan Asian foods and ingredients. This will be the key focus and so experience of working within Oriental and Pan Asian restaurants is a must.

The position offers you the opportunity to create first-to-market ready meal products, covering a range of Asian territories. These will be within Chinese, Cantonese, Thai, Vietnamese, Singaporean and Indonesian flavours that incorporate contemporary cooking techniques, aimed at a UK customer base. The creative freedom within this role will have you exploring cultural and culinary influences in order to bring your ideas to the key decision makers of both premium and discount retailers.

In order to be successful within this role you need to have;

  • A strong work history within Asian cuisine restaurants
  • Excellent communication skills
  • High-end culinary skills
  • excellent presentation skills
  • The ability to explain new flavour profiles and combinations
  • Excellent food trend knowledge across a range of Asian cuisines
  • A passion for food both within the Far East and European culinary sectors

A career with New Product Development not only offers a healthier work-life balance, but also the chance to forge a career with longevity and genuine reward prospects. If you are ready to work with creative, influential and like-minded Chef professionals, whereby your work can be on offer to the entire country, then send your CV immediately.

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