Development Chef

Blue Spark
Closing date
14 Feb 2022

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Food Manufacturing
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The Company

This continually growing chilled manufacturer are leading the way in their competitive category supplying innovative products to the major UK retailers. They are now seeking a Development Chef to support their current and future plans.

The Role

Working with chilled and frozen products you will be devising recipes from set briefs, developing and tweaking products to make them the perfect match for customer expectations. Covering concept to launch including recipe development, benchmarking, factory trials and taste panels you’ll also be customer facing, presenting ideas to new and prospective customers. Keeping a watchful eye on costings you will be the conduit between departments, communicating progress and development at all stages and presenting both internally and externally. You will also work closely with purchasing and packaging to implement new ingredients, ensuring they fit with customer requirements and commercial parameters.

The Person

Passionate and enthusiastic with a love of food you will ideally have worked in food manufacturing before or come from a Sous Chef / Head Chef background. Degree or HND educated in a food related subject you will have good commercial acumen and well developed communication skills which enable you to present succinct ideas and findings across departments and teams at all levels. You will be well-presented and articulate, comfortable in a customer-facing role with excellent influencing skills and the ability to get customer ‘buy-in’. You’ll also be able to confidently use computers and Microsoft Office.

If you are an established Chef looking to get into development, or are already in manufacturing and seeking a change then call Dhrutee today on 0845 2600 737.

Ref: F6372

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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