Development Chef - Retail Focussed

Protea Recruitment Ltd
Salary according to experience
Closing date
15 Apr 2023

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My client, a market leader in their field is looking for a development chef who will take ownership of the development of new products through blue-sky concepts and maintain core catalogue growth through product maintenance.

Working within the NPD team your responsibilities would include but not limited too:

  • Prepare kitchen samples for internal and external reviews as necessary, ensuring that these are delivered in an accurate and timely fashion, to the correct specification and brief, as set down by the NPD Manager.
  • Working with external customers to bring brand new concepts to the table. In this exciting and challenging role, you'll be instrumental in delivering innovative concepts.
  • Researching products, brainstorming new ideas, creating, presenting & cooking new concepts for customers.
  • Present to both the business and its customers
  • Display a good commercial understanding when developing products using the businesses internal software
  • Constructively challenge current products and processes and recommend improvements and upgrades as appropriate.
  • Arrange the delivery and collection of raw materials from the factory - recording usage and wastage.
  • Input recipes into the appropriate documentation and software system to create a complete costing, nutritional information, product code & final product description. You will be required to liaise with other departments and suppliers to obtain this information in a timely manner.


3 years’ experience working within food manufacturing with short-life chilled products


With over 15 years of recruitment experience, Protea Recruitment constantly strives to be the best in the market, offering a flexible, pragmatic and honest approach to recruitment.

Specialising in the Food, Drinks, FMCG & Consumer Goods sector, Protea offers the full recruitment service from Head Hunting & Retained to Search, including Permanent, Interim & Contract solutions throughout the UK and further afield.

Partnering with both the client and candidate, we focus our search on talent, experience, ability, team fit, and culture

Our specialist areas include:

  • Technical & Quality
  • Hygiene
  • Health and Safety
  • NPD and Development Chefs
  • Product Design
  • Project Management
  • Engineering
  • Supply Chain
  • Warehouse / Distribution
  • Logistics & Transport
  • Marketing Jobs
  • Production & Operation
  • Packaging
  • Sales & Marketing
  • IT
  • Finance
  • General Manager
  • Director/ Board Level/ CEO/ Managing Director
  • HR

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