Development Chef

Magenta International
London (Central), London (Greater)
Closing date
11 Jul 2021

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Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Job Details

Job Title:  Development Chef 

Job Type: Permanent

Job Location: London

Salary £38,000

An exciting opportunity has just become available, for a creative individual who has previous experience working within food manufacturing.

Our client is seeking a development chef to join them and work towards new multiple cuisine ideas.


  • New Product Development for Chilled & Frozen Entrees and Ready Meals.
  • Work closely with the Dietician to create new menus and recipes
  • Developing concepts concept based on customer brief.
  • Present menu presentations to a wide range of clients, either from client sites or our dedicated, high specification presentation suite.
  • Work in coordination with commercial for costing of recipes.
  • Coordinate with purchasing for new samples and evaluate raw materials and the feasibility of using the same in factory floor.
  • Define the process and methods for each product.
  • Product ownership from benchmark sample to factory floor


  • Previous NPD experience preferred in Ready Meals.
  • 4+ years of experience in High End Catering/ Restaurant operation.
  • Experience using MS Office and ideally some ERP system experience.
  • Comfortable in a customer facing environment.






Magenta International Ltd offers a complete recruitment service into the Technical, Operational and Commercial sectors of Food and Beverage Manufacturing industry throughout the UK.

We supply across all levels, both on a staff and interim/contract basis into the following disciplines:

  • Technical, Quality Assurance & Quality Control
  • Product & Process Development
  • Production, Operations & Planning
  • Food Safety & Law
  • Engineering & Maintenance
  • Hygiene, Health & Safety & Environmental
  • Warehouse, Logistics & Supply Chain
  • Laboratory / Microbiology 
  • Sales, Marketing, Business Development & Procurement
  • HR & Finance
Find Us
01233 223 712
Suite A
1 Elwick Road
TN23 1PD

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