Development Chef

Blue Spark
Closing date
22 Jun 2023

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The Company

Our client is a well-established manufacturer in the chilled food arena who supply to the UK major multiples. With a distinctive market presence coupled with strong consumer understanding and excellent customer service, they are now looking for a Development Chef to drive NPD projects and keep their portfolio fresh, exciting and in line with the latest trends.

The Role

Reporting to the Head Innovations Chef you’ll play an influential role in creating delicious concepts that your customer as well as consumers will love. 

You’ll be working as part of the Central Innovations team to deliver the NPD Pipeline ensuring you bring the food agenda to life by managing a number of product briefs, revitalising existing ranges and developing new products. 

You will be developing recipes using your culinary, ingredients and food trends knowledge, making sure they are in line with customer expectations. You’ll be presenting ideas and concepts to entice consumers with thrilling new flavour profiles. The role will also include preparing customer samples and conducting competitive shopping, all the while developing your skills and helping your team stay ahead in this fast-moving chilled sector.

The Person

The role would suit a capable NPD chef who possess excellent culinary knowledge, an obsessive passion for food and an understanding of up-and-coming market trends. You’ll have previous food manufacturing experience where you have developed some amazing products for the retail market.  Experience of working with retail / major multiple customers would be an advantage.

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 are a Development / NPD Chef who can thrive in a hands-on role and is keen to join an established and progressive innovations team, then apply now or call Dhrutee on 0345 2600 737 to see if you would be a good fit! 

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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.


Blue Spark is a boutique recruitment consultancy for the Food and Drinks industry, satisfying a growing appetite for intelligent and ethical recruitment.

Working entirely free of commission, we source high calibre candidates for some of the most exciting organisations in the field.

Our friendly and creative consultants seek the perfect match with every appointment – be it graduate or director level, permanent or interim.

Established by Food professionals in 2006, our vast experience and intuitive grasp of market trends has earned us the superb reputation we enjoy today.

With a particular commitment to openness and innovation, Blue Spark offers a truly comprehensive range of recruitment solutions across all sectors of the Food and Drinks industry.

These include:

• Search and Selection
• Advertised Search
• Executive Search
• Database Search
• Proactive Candidate Generation

So whether you're seeking that dream job in Food and Drink, or the perfect people for your growing business, Blue Spark can deliver.

Find Us
0345 2600 737
34/36 The Broadway
Haywards Heath
West Sussex
RH16 3AL

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