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Development Chef, Food Manufacturing, Cheshire

Focus Management Consultants Ltd
£30000 - £43000 per annum
Closing date
12 Aug 2022

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Food Manufacturing
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If you're a professional Chef who loves creating new dishes, yet wants to enjoy life outside of work, then this could be the answer to your prayers!

We're offering you the chance to work in a company that is steeped in heritage, whilst staying at the forefront of innovation and food trends. We want you to have a life, not just a career. Working smart not just hard.

In this role you will create new additions to menus and SKUs that are popular within grocery retailers and foodservice providers. You'll bring ideas to life and work with the NPD team, factory, and commercial departments in bringing new savoury and sweet pastry products to the UK masses. You don't need to have been involved with pastry but if you have that experience you should consider this for sure. A diverse range of food knowledge is preferrable here.

So, what's needed, what do we want?

  • Cooking flair - competence and technical know-how of various cuisines
  • Strong communication skills across diverse audiences and presenting in front of panels of decision makers within Commercial and Procurement departments
  • An innate ability to research, trial, test, and stay on top of what's hot and not
  • Experience of working within a manufacturing business, producing products to scale
  • Self-awareness - this isn't a role for an egomaniac. Criticism will come thick and fast from those that know…
  • Numeracy - proficient with costings and understanding what's commercially viable, not just a concept


You'll work on both sweet and savoury pastry products as well as Ready Meal dishes, so the variety and challenge is there to keep you on your toes and developing.

A Development Chef who is looking for their next career step, seeking a long-term career option that rewards you and promotes you in time to come, this is it. Get your details to me and let's start considering why you're going to love this move.

REF. FTL45823



Since 1990, Focus Management has been changing the face of food and drink recruitment. 

During this time we have excelled to become the sector's leading recruitment consultancy in both UK and international markets.

If you're a candidate looking for food industry jobs, you've come to the right place. If you're a food or drink business looking for new talent, let's talk.

We have a wealth of experience working closely with a diverse range of food and drink manufacturers, food retailers, ingredients companies and food service businesses. In addition to placing candidates into Manufacturing, Technical, Engineering, Product Development, Sales, Marketing, HR, Supply Chain and Purchasing functions, we have built entire teams for some of the largest blue chip food companies in the world today.

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