Development Chef

Blue Spark
South East England
10 Jan 2019
05 Feb 2019
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

The Company

This award winning and premium branded food manufacturer supply an ever evolving range of mouth-watering chilled delights to the UK retail market. They are seeking an innovative and motivated Development Chef to create and launch first-to-market, standout products.

The Role

This is a unique and fantastic opportunity to learn, grow, experiment and above all have fun in the kitchen. You will be responsible for developing new and innovative ideas as part of a committed development team, working to extend this brand’s product range in line with emerging trends and market insights. Responding to briefs and intelligence from both the brand and marketing teams you will investigate flavours and ingredients to see how they can best be attuned to new products, preparing samples and organising tasting panels for senior members of the NPD team.

The Person

You’ll be an enthusiastic and creative foodie who is keen to get their hands dirty in the kitchen and who loves to experiment with ingredients and techniques. Able to think outside the box, you’ll be confident in presenting your ideas and passion for food to others. Ideally you’ll have food manufacturing experience from a previous role, however passion and personality will also go a long way. You’ll constantly be on the lookout for the latest food trends and be able to bring these ideas to life to keep ahead of competitors. Always ready to listen to feedback with a willingness to learn and improve, you’ll also possess a positivity that is palpable to others around you.

If you are looking for the opportunity to progress your career with a supportive and growing food business then we'd like to hear from you. Apply now or call Rachel on 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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