Development Chef

Blue Spark
South West England
19 Jun 2018
17 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

The Company

Our client is an established food business bringing a wide range of innovative products to consumers across the UK through their broad retail customer base. They are now looking for a new Development Chef to help with NPD projects and keep their portfolio fresh, exciting and in line with the latest trends.

The Role

In this dynamic role you’ll be supporting this vibrant innovations team in the development of new products and range extensions for prestigious customers. You’ll be given the chance to really apply your creative culinary skills and food knowledge to come up with new recipes that are ahead of the latest trends. You’ll also be researching new products and seasonal ingredients in the market, finding out what really gets consumers going and brainstorming ideas with NPD Chefs and Technologists to give your products that competitive edge. In addition you’ll be preparing dishes and samples for taste panels and presentations, impressing customers with your culinary delights whilst developing your commercial awareness to ensure new products satisfy customer briefs to make an impact in the market place.

The Person

Previous experience as a Development Chef within food manufacturing is not essential, more importantly you will have excellent culinary skills, a passion for food and an understanding of up and coming market trends. You'll have a natural ability to build relationships with your customers and enthuse them with your knowledge, food values and inspirational ideas. As well as being a personable, charismatic and forward thinking Chef, you must also have impeccable presentation and project management skills to really excel in this dynamic role.

If you think you can help drive and deliver stunning new products with a commercial edge then we'd like to hear from you. Apply now or call 0345 2600 737 to find out more!


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.

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