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NPD Chef

Employer
CPA Recruitment
Location
London
Salary
£28,000-£35,000
Closing date
22 May 2022

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Contract Type
Permanent
Function
Development
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Job Details

Development Chef
London 
£28,000-£35,000

This position will be responsible for translating product ideas and briefs to reality.

  • Hands on kitchen work to produce quality product samples, following a set recipe, for internal
  • and external product presentations
  • Translate product briefs from trials through scaling up and launch in line with business
  • commercial calendar and target margins
  • Identifying any problems that arise in the development stage as well as resolving them quickly.
  • Working in collaboration with key stakeholders to develop and adapt existing recipes to maintain or improve taste, texture, quality and cost.
  • Presenting facts and ideas clearly, accurately including training the CK team to produce the products
  • Plan, organise and control resources to deliver concepts to an agreed quality and timescale
  • Monitor new and existing products to deliver a high-quality food offering which supports the business objectives
  • Provide accurate recipe costing
  • Drive awareness and food culture
  • Build relationships with suppliers and awareness of where our food produce comes from/how it is made
  • Staying ahead of consumer taste trends
  • Review of food purchases
  • Arranging ingredients/products to be made for tastings and approval
  • Set up recipes with photos to ensure products are ready for hand over to production

Person Profile

  • Several years in a food environment e.g., Restaurant, bakery or similar Product Development role
  • Chef related qualification
  • The skills to develop recipes using factory processes
  • A passion for food and a good understanding of the current markets and trends
  • Highly organised with a great attention to detail
  • Time management skills and able to work to tight deadlines
  • Good numeracy and computer skills
  • An understanding of produce and nutrition
  • Creative and innovative thinking
  • Ability to work on own with minimal supervision and use sound judgment
  • The role is hands on with minimal need for time spent on administration

REF: FMW40365
 

Company

International specialists in the provision of practical recruitment and resourcing solutions, across every sector of the food and drink industry, CPA Recruitment is a name synonymous with quality and service, as well as being a business that’s justifiably proud of its well earned reputation.

Offering a global capability, we’re able to draw on an unrivalled wealth of in-house expertise and are clearly acknowledged as one of the market leaders in our field.


Highly respected in the food & drink industry, we are dedicated to building partnerships in business, with both clients and candidates that bring, mutual benefits to all parties, on a long term basis.


With twenty year’s experience, we have grown a talented team of consultants, whose knowledge and experience and expertise of the food and drink recruitment market guarantees that success will be at your disposal to achieve your recruitment objective.


We are renowned for providing bespoke solutions, with in-built flexibility and have a long and successful history of handling both UK and overseas assignments, at all levels, on behalf of a loyal and growing client base – ranging from global blue-chip organisations to independent enterprises.

Find Us
Telephone
020 8203 1000
Location
Eclipse House
20 Sandown Road
WD24 7AE
GB
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