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Development Chef

Blue Spark
South West London / Surrey
Closing date
28 Jul 2022

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Food Manufacturing
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Job Details

The Company

This entrepreneurial and ambitious food business have big growth plans underway and need a talented development chef to help drive NPD for a range of customers across retail and food service. They are currently based on the South Coast but are moving by the end of the year to purpose built offices that are commutable from SW London / Surrey / Hampshire / Berkshire regions.

The Role

This is a brand new role where you will report to the Senior NPD Chef, working on projects in line with the NPD strategy and delivering amazing products for a range of customers but initially a focus on developing business within the foodservice sector.

With your finger on the pulse of this dynamic industry you’ll be up to date with emerging market trends, using your culinary expertise to translate these into innovative product concepts that will entice your customers and leave them wanting more. In addition you will use your industry knowledge to drive food values across the NPD function, ensuring that your products are of the highest levels of quality as well as taste.

The role will involve travelling to see customers and presenting products at all stages of the development process.  

The Person

Ambitious and creative you’ll have the ability to develop products that capture the latest trends and ingredients as well as being commercially and technically viable.  Excellent communication and presentation skills are essential for captivating and impressing your customers with stunning new products.

Previous experience of working within the food manufacturing industry would be great as you will have gained commercial awareness and a good understanding of NPD processes from concept to launch.  You will also understand how to work well in customer focussed roles and have well-honed presentation skills.

If you have the culinary skills, creative flair and the tenacity to drive innovative projects then apply now or call Dhrutee on 0345 2600 737 for more information.

Ref: F6480


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
West Sussex
RH16 3AL
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