Our client is an established food business bringing a wide range of innovative products to consumers across the UK through their broad customer base. They are now looking for an inspirational Development Chef to help with NPD projects to keep their portfolio fresh and exciting in line with the latest trends.
This highly creative and involved role will see you working with the NPD team to create and develop new ideas and recipes 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, enhancing them 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.
Previous experience as a Development Chef within food manufacturing is advantageous however a Chef with excellent culinary skills, a passion for food and an understanding of up and coming market trends will also be considered. You'll have a natural ability to build relationships with your customers and enthuse them with your knowledge, food values and inspirational ideas. As well as being a personable, charismatic and forward thinking Chef, you must also have impeccable presentation and project management skills to really excel in this dynamic role.
If you think you can help drive and deliver stunning new products with a commercial edge then we'd like to hear from you. Apply now or call 0345 2600 737 to find out more!
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.