Development Chef

  • Product Development
  • East Anglia / East Midlands
  • £negotiable
  • W5660
  • If you would like to discuss this job, please contact:
    Rachel - 0345 2600 737

The Company

Our client is a well-established manufacturer in the convenience food arena with a distinctive market presence, a strong consumer understanding and excellent customer service. They are now seeking a foodie Development Chef to join their creative NPD team developing innovative products for the major UK retailers.

The Role

This is an exciting and challenging opportunity to work for a renowned chilled food manufacturer who supply innovative products to the major UK retailers. You’ll play an influential role in creating delicious concepts that have the potential to be market leading products. Working within the creative NPD team you’ll be managing a number of product briefs working to revitalise existing ranges and developing new products that will impress and amaze your customers. As well as developing and testing new recipes you will also be mindful of costings, organising internal and external presentations, carrying out competitor reviews and liaising with ingredients suppliers. In addition to having a natural talent for blue sky development you’ll also be responsible for ensuring that current products are performing well, adapting recipes where necessary to reflect customer expectations and changes in this dynamic market place.

The Person

We are ideally looking for a qualified and talented Development Chef with a real passion for food who has broadened their culinary skills within a fast paced food manufacturing environment. You’ll have a proven track record of utilising your creative skills for turning innovative concepts into commercially viable products, and therefore will have sound knowledge of the current market to keep ahead of ever changing consumer trends. You must also have brilliant communication and presentation skills in order to impress your high profile customers and achieve success in this role.

Please note that applications from talented chefs who are quick learners with a die-hard passion for food and an interest in food manufacturing will also be considered. If you are ambitious and have the drive for creating innovative products that exceed expectations and are looking to use your industry expertise to really make a difference within an esteemed food business then let us know.

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.