An entrepreneurial SME seeking to recruit a Development Chef into their business. This is an exciting standalone role working with premium retail and OOH clients to create & deliver new innovative food concepts.
You will be responsible for the generation, development and introduction of innovative products for a variety of clients. Working in a fast-paced environment you’ll assist with developing new and existing concepts in line with the company strategy whilst also effectively managing the NPD process. In addition, you’ll be preparing dishes and samples for taste panels and presentations, impressing customers with your culinary delights whilst developing your commercial awareness to ensure new products satisfy customer briefs to make an impact in the market place.
A deep-rooted passion for food from all over the world, with a good knowledge of food ingredients and flavours
Solid experience as a development chef within a food manufacturer or contract catering organisation.
Ability to gather and interpret consumer and market insight to use in the application of product development
An excellent understanding of food hygiene, kitchen housekeeping, environmental health, and health & safety requirements. Ideally level 3 food safety
Strong organisational and IT skills. (Word, Excel, power point)
Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage with all individuals across the business, external clients and manufacturing partners