Development Chef – Convenience

Blue Spark
South Yorkshire
02 Aug 2017
01 Sep 2017
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

The Company

Our client is a well-established manufacturer in the convenience food arena with a distinctive market presence coupled with strong consumer understanding and excellent customer service. They are now seeking their next foodie genius to join their creative NPD team developing products for the major UK retailers. Please note, a driving licence is essential due to travel between sites.

The Role

This highly creative and involved role will see you working with the NPD team to create and develop new ideas and recipes for the convenience sector which will be seen up and down the country. You will be nurturing a creative catalogue of products, allowing them to flourish and evolve to move the business forward, challenge current products and processes and enhance when possible.

Reporting to the NPD Controller you will be developing recipes using your knowledge of the food market; you’ll source quality ingredients for ranges that meet customer briefs, quality requirements and commercial objectives whilst presenting ideas and concepts to entice consumers with thrilling new flavours. You will also prepare customer samples and participate in taste panels, conducting competitive shopping to scope out the competition all the while developing your skills and helping your team stay ahead in the competitive chilled sector.

The Person

You will be an enthusiastic and creative Development Chef, able to think outside the box and confident in presenting your ideas and passion for food to others; ideally you will have a background in convenience products. You will constantly be on the lookout for the latest food trends and be able to bring these ideas to keep ahead of competitors. You’ll always be ready to listen to feedback with a willingness to learn and improve, and a positivity that is palpable to others around you. Your high standards will be seen in the work you produce as well as in your personal presentation and appearance. Previous chef knowledge and great kitchen skills are essential.

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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