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Product Development Chef

University of West London
Ealing, London
£33,328 to £38,231
Closing date
28 Jun 2021

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Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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The University of West London (UWL) has climbed an impressive 23 places to become one of the top 40 universities in the UK according to the influential Guardian University Guide 2021. UWL is now ranked 34th in the UK – our highest position of any league table ever!  

We were also the top university in England for teaching satisfaction and the ranking reaffirms our position as the top modern university in London.  In addition, UWL has been named University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021. 

The College 

The London Geller College of Hospitality and Tourism is one of the leading European higher education institutions in hospitality, tourism and aviation management and recognised as a Centre of Excellence by the UK Learning Skills Council.  

Part of the University of West London, the College enjoys an international reputation for teaching excellence and innovation, as well as strong links with business and industry. The College’s Food Studies field prides itself for developing a ‘new generation of leaders’ for the foodservice sector, equipped with strong food production, service, science and management skills. 

The College is developing the West London Food Innovation Centre (WLFIC) which will provide the infrastructure necessary for start-up and established SMEs in the food and beverage sector to engage with the scientific community to develop and commercialise innovative products.

The Role

The post holder will be responsible for product development and/or redevelopment of multiple innovative food and beverage product portfolios and will support product development by offering complementary services such as recipe development, ingredient selection, costings, quality of ingredients and sensory evaluation. The candidate will work as part of a team, driving innovation and supporting research and development within the food innovation centre.

The Person

The successful candidate will be a ‘foodie’ with experience of commercially leading food and beverage product development and have passion for delivering new and innovative products from concept stage through to commercialisation. The candidate must also have a good understanding of food science with a keen interest in food trends, innovative ingredients, food quality and sustainability. An Intermediate Food Hygiene Certificate or Level 3 in Food Safety is essential.

How to Apply

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Please be advised that it is expected that appointment within a grade will normally be at the minimum point.

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