Senior Development Chef
Are you a creative Development Chef who has lots of experience in the food manufacturing industry?
Have you managed a small team of Chefs and supplied into the retailers?
To drive product innovation, leading the development of new products that meet both customer briefs and commercial and technical requirements.
Responsible for product innovation and development in line with customer specifications but also the ability to take a blue sky approach to development opportunities to keep us ahead of the competition
Develop products from ideation to approval in line with customer brief and business objectives
Complete Chef recipe sheets for new products and handover to Technologist
Build sound relationships with customer development teams
Work closely with Development Technologists to ensure compliance to customer specifications and food legislation
Develop and manage Junior Development Chef
Present ideas clearly, accurately and persuasively to achieve creative development throughout the site.
Overall awareness of retailers comparative products from all major retailers
Constantly keeping the site aware of world-wide food through ingredients, techniques and leading chefs
Key Skills Required:
A minimum of 5 years’ experience as a development chef
Have worked in or currently working within a development role within the food industry
Experience of working in a chilled food environment, ideally with food to go experience.
To have a natural flair and passion for food with a knowledge of a variety cuisines and an interest in latest food trends
Good level of self-confidence to deal with customers, managers and visitors.
To have high quality working standards.
Strong planning and organizational skills.
Impeccable presentation and project management skills
Have a flexible approach to work and working hours