A leading food and beverage consultancy who work with food manufacturers, restaurant chains, retailers and FMCG brands to deliver innovative solutions. They are looking for a Innovation/ Development Chef to be the lead culinary voice of the business.
You will be part of a small growing team reporting to the Head of Innovation, supporting the strategic direction of business whilst showcasing your culinary expertise in everything that you do. In this client facing role, you’ll bring your enthusiasm to the table and will be driving idea generation sessions to initiate creation of new food concepts and products. You will be working across an abundance of categories seeking out new opportunities and driving culinary excellence. You’ll combine your zest for creativity with your commercial awareness to lead numerous projects which could be looking at global trends, the latest restaurant offerings, quirky ingredients or even seeking out long forgotten techniques that could revolutionize food development.
Above all things you will be extraordinarily passionate about food. You will live and breathe new ideas, with excellent ingredient and recipe knowledge as you constantly work to expand your own awareness about flavours, food cultures and worldwide cuisine. You will have experience in food service, QSR, retail or food manufacturing with a strong knowledge of kitchen operations and equipment. You must have first class communication skills, thrive in a client facing role and be highly adept at managing multiple projects. You will be able to make bold decisions based on sturdy research with an eye for innovation, creativity and extensive NPD experience. You will be able to demonstrate familiarity with all stages of the NPD process and will be commercially astute with superb financial awareness and understanding. Able to think on your feet you’ll be extremely flexible to adapt to plans as they develop with an appreciation of changing priorities.
If you are ambitious, motivated and ready for an innovations challenge where you can help this growing business then we’d like to hear from you. Apply now or call us on 0345 2600 737 to find out more.
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