Development Chef

Blue Spark
South East England
Closing date
27 Oct 2019

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Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Hampshire, Southampton, Portsmouth, South East England
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The Company

This entrepreneurial and ambitious food business have big growth plans underway and need a talented development chef to help drive NPD for a range of customers across retail and food service.

The Role

This is a brand new role where you will report to the Head of Innovation, working on projects in line with the NPD strategy and delivering amazing products for a range of customers.

With your finger on the pulse of this dynamic industry you’ll be up to date with emerging market trends, using your culinary expertise to translate these into innovative product concepts that will entice your customers and leave them wanting more. In addition you will use your industry knowledge to drive food values across the NPD function, ensuring that your products are of the highest levels of quality as well as taste.

The Person

Ambitious and creative you’ll have the ability to develop products that capture the latest trends and ingredients as well as being commercially and technically viable.  Excellent communication and presentation skills are essential for captivating and impressing your customers with stunning new products.

Previous experience of working within the food manufacturing industry would be great as you will have gained commercial awareness and a good understanding of NPD processes from concept to launch.  But this is not essential the as culinary arts grads or qualified chefs would also be considered.

If you have the culinary skills, creative flair and the tenacity to drive innovative projects then apply now or call 0845 2600 737 for more information.


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.

Blue Spark is a boutique recruitment consultancy for the Food and Drinks industry, satisfying a growing appetite for intelligent and ethical recruitment.

Working entirely free of commission, we source high calibre candidates for some of the most exciting organisations in the field.

Our friendly and creative consultants seek the perfect match with every appointment – be it graduate or director level, permanent or interim.

Established by Food professionals in 2006, our vast experience and intuitive grasp of market trends has earned us the superb reputation we enjoy today.

With a particular commitment to openness and innovation, Blue Spark offers a truly comprehensive range of recruitment solutions across all sectors of the Food and Drinks industry.

These include:

• Search and Selection

• Advertised Search

• Executive Search

• Database Search

• Proactive Candidate Generation

So whether you're seeking that dream job in Food and Drink, or the perfect people for your growing business, Blue Spark can deliver.

Contact Us
  • 34 - 36 The Broadway
  • Haywards Heath
  • RH16 3AL
  • GB
  • 0845 2600 737
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