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Development Chef

Silven Recruitment Limited
£30000 - £35000 per year Excellent benefits
Closing date
26 Nov 2021

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Food Manufacturing
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NPD Technologist / Development Chef

Posted by:  Silven Recruitment
Job Title: Development Chef

Location: Remote (London based business)
Salary: £30-35k plus excellent benefits



  • We are looking for a passionate and creative NPD Technologist / Development Chef who has previous experience of working for a food manufacturer or QSR.
  • Or – if you are an aspiring chef with experience in protein and/or bakery looking for a move into a manufacturing business then this could be the role for you.
  • You’ll need to have excellent food presentation skills with the ability to articulate and communicate your ideas at all levels in this customer focused role.
  • You’ll need to be able to hit the ground running, so previous experience of developing products for the retail market would be of a distinct advantage.
  • As well as having a strong creative flair and the ability to encourage creative thinking within a team, you must also be commercially aware and enjoy keeping up to date with new food trends.


  • You will be tasked with transforming your culinary knowledge into amazing products that keep this business ahead in this competitive market place.
  • You will work closely with customers to bring brand new concepts to the table.
  • In this exciting and challenging role you'll be instrumental in delivering innovative concepts by using your ingredients and development knowledge to create new products as well as keeping the existing range refreshed.
  • You will be busy researching products, brainstorming new ideas, creating, presenting & cooking new concepts for customers.


  • My client is a branded food manufacturer making high-end products and are looking for an innovative and commercially astute Development Chef to join their vibrant NPD Team and develop this part of the business.
  • This is an exciting time to join this business and to influence the shaping of the NPD strategy.


To apply for this exciting role, please send a copy of your CV quoting ref KG/10028 to or for a confidential discussion, please call me on 07399 935 170 or 0161 832 7463


The Silven team is full of passionate, committed and personable people, who have built their careers recruiting into their specialist markets.

We’ve developed many long standing client and candidate relationships along the way; mainly because we delight in helping companies to realise their plans and in assisting candidates to advance their careers.

If you are a client or candidate seeking advice and a service based on experience and knowledge of your market, we’d love to hear from you. Contacting us could be the best thing you do today.

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0845 0036872
Clarence House
4 Clarence Street
M2 4DW
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