Development Chef

Blue Spark
London (Greater)
Closing date
21 Aug 2021

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Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Job Details

The Company

This contemporary and high profile food brand have amassed a following of a diverse range of consumers due to their health conscious offerings that appeal to all. This highly supportive company believe in positive action, upholding their shared values and actively reducing their impact on the planet. The business is growing and they are now are looking for a Development chef to join the team.

The Role

In this fast paced, hands on role, you’ll work as part of a small NPD team collaborating on the brand’s innovation pipeline to create concepts that push the boundaries but captivate customers with stunning flavour profiles and pairings.

You will work closely with suppliers as well as internal teams to create new recipe ideas that are exciting, authentic and tantalizing to the UK consumers’ expanding and progressively adventurous palates as well as being true to the ethos of the brand. As part of your recipe development, you will be researching the market and trends, keeping up to date with competitors and creating products that are commercially viable and accessible to your target audience.

The Person

We are looking for an industrious, inventive and talented Innovations Chef who oozes creativity and has previous experience within branded product development, food manufacturing or QSR.

Ambitious and inspiring you’ll have a proven track record of developing products of quality that capture the latest trends and ingredients to dazzle and impress your consumers and align with product costings.

You will understand how a brand’s values are translated into their products to stay in-tune with your customers, inherently knowing how brand expectations differ in terms of product ranges and concepts. You will be able to confidently deliver passionate and persuasive product presentations, identify innovation opportunities and think outside the box in order to achieve market success.

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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.

Find Us
0345 2600 737
34 - 36 The Broadway
Haywards Heath
RH16 3AL
United Kingdom

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