Senior Pastry Development Specialist

DR Newitt
North West England
30-50K DOE
01 May 2018
01 Jun 2018
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

Our client, a leading Food Manufacturer based in the North West are currently seeking to recruit an experienced Pastry NPD Specialist to join their business

The successful candidate will demonstrate previous experience in an innovative and busy Food Manufacturing capacity or alternatively a background working as a Head/Executive Chef in a Michelin Star or AA Rosettes awarded.   

We are looking for highly creative, talented, innovative NPD Specialist or Development Chef who demonstrate a dynamic flair and genuine passion for concept, development and improvement of food products.


  • Identify market niches and opportunities to which existing products could be tailored and new product developed.
  • To liaise closely within the Commercial, Production, Technical and other departments to ensure consistency within the development of new products, and improvement of existing products.
  • Evaluate the success of new products and product enhancements
  • Assisting in sourcing of raw materials, which add value to the product whilst maintaining the necessary margins
  • To be responsible for communicating recipes and methods of product launches and recipe changes.
  • To arrange and co-ordinate product samples, requirements and deliveries.


  • Minimum of 2 years Food Manufacturing Development Chef or Chef experience
  • Demonstrate a natural creative flair and passion for food creation and development. .
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication required for client presentations, tasting panels etc.
  • Have a basic working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word

Salary: £30-50K DOE                        

If you are interested in this position then please forward a copy of your most up to date CV to or contact Gareth Baerecke on 0131 226 5060.

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