Development Chef - Bakery

Blue Spark
South Yorkshire
26 Jul 2017
26 Aug 2017
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

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 new Development Chef to help with NPD projects and keep their portfolio fresh, exciting and in line with the latest trends.

The Role

This is an amazing chance for a creative and experienced Development Chef to work as part of this energetic NPD department where you’ll use your culinary skills to develop recipes for new and existing products within the savoury bakery category. Working closely with retail customers as well as internal teams, you will embrace projects and seize market opportunities to create new recipe ideas that are exciting, authentic and match UK consumers’ expectations.

In this customer facing role you’ll liaise with major retail contacts to drive innovation within this fast moving category, presenting them with blue sky concepts derived from emerging consumer trends to develop products that will make an impact. Additionally you’ll research the market, keep up to date with competitors, create product samples and ensure that your products are commercially viable.

The Person

Suit a qualified and driven Development Chef with an expansive knowledge of savoury bakery products and a strong working knowledge of NPD processes within chilled food manufacturing. As well as having a natural flair for creative cooking, you must be confident and have great presentation skills. You’ll also need excellent communication and organisation skills as you will be working with internal teams to deliver inspirational projects with a profitable outcome.

If you are looking for the opportunity to progress your career with a supportive and progressive food business then we'd like to hear from you. Apply now or call 0345 2600 737 to find out more.


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.

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