Our client is a well-established manufacturer in the chilled food arena who supply to the UK major multiples. With a distinctive market presence coupled with strong consumer understanding and excellent customer service, they are now looking for a Development Chef to lead NPD projects and keep their portfolio fresh, exciting and in line with the latest trends.
Reporting to the Head Innovations Chef you’ll play an influential role in creating delicious concepts and transforming them into factory successes. You’ll be working with the team to drive the NPD Pipeline ensuring you bring the food agenda to life by managing a number of product briefs, revitalising existing ranges and developing new products.
You will be developing recipes using your culinary, ingredients and food trends knowledge, making sure they are in line with customer expectations. You’ll be presenting new concepts to retail customers to entice their consumers with thrilling new flavour profiles. The role will also include preparing customer samples, taste panels and working with ingredient suppliers all the while developing your skills and helping your team stay ahead in this competitive chilled sector.
You’ll possess excellent culinary knowledge, an obsessive passion for food and an understanding of up and coming market trends. You’ll have some previous food manufacturing experience where you have developed some amazing products for the retail market and are able to excel in a fast paced role.
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.
Suit a Development / NPD Chef who can thrive in a hands on role and is keen to join an established and progressive innovations team. If you’d like to hear more then please apply or call Dhrutee on 0345 2600 737 to find out more.
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