Development Chef

Blue Spark
East Midlands Region
29 Sep 2017
29 Oct 2017
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

The Company

This long established food manufacturer pride themselves on their great tasting food ranges for a variety of premium customers. With humble beginnings, their entrepreneurial spirit has made them into one of the best-selling suppliers of branded and private label products that can be seen across the UK today.  They now need a talented Development Chef to join their innovations team and continue their success.

The Role

You’ll play an influential role in creating delicious concepts that have the potential to be market leading products across a broad product sector. Working within the creative NPD team you’ll be managing a number of product briefs working to revitalise existing ranges and develop new products that will impress and amaze your customers. As well as developing and testing new recipes you will also be managing 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

You will be an enthusiastic and creative chef able to think outside the box and have a passion for food. You will constantly be on the lookout for the latest food trends and find ways of translating ideas into amazing products. 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 able to be seen in the work you produce, your work ethic, team spirit and presentation.  You must also have brilliant communication and presentation skills in order to impress high profile customers and achieve success in this role. Ideally previous experience within food manufacturing would be great but would consider ambitious chefs looking for their first step into a Development Chef role.

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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