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Development Chef

Zest Recruitment
£27000 - £34000 per annum + Benefits
Closing date
11 Dec 2023

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Join a key player in the food manufacturing industry, a renowned name committed to culinary innovation and excellence. Our client, a leader in the field, is seeking a talented Development Chef to join their dynamic NPD team. This is a unique opportunity to be a pivotal part of a company dedicated to shaping the future of the food industry.

👩‍🍳 Role Overview:
As a Development Chef, you will play a central role in the NPD team, contributing your culinary expertise to create innovative and market-leading food products. This position is instrumental in driving business success, as you collaborate with cross-functional teams to bring exciting new products to the market.

🌟 Key Responsibilities:
- Lead the culinary development of new products from concept to launch.
- Collaborate closely with the NPD team, ensuring products meet quality and taste standards.
- Conduct market research to stay abreast of food trends and consumer preferences.
- Create and adapt recipes, considering factors such as cost and feasibility.
- Collaborate with other departments, including Marketing and Production, to ensure successful product launches.

👩‍🍳 Qualifications:
- Culinary qualification or equivalent experience.
- Proven experience as a chef or bonus points for FMCG experience
- Creative flair, passion for food innovation, and a keen understanding of market trends.
- Strong project management skills with the ability to meet deadlines.
- Excellent teamwork and communication skills.

📧 To Apply:
If you are a passionate and innovative Chef ready to make your mark in a dynamic industry leader, please get in touch on 01780 483 999 and ask for Emily or email for further details.

As you know over here at Zest we like to do things properly and always want to keep you, the candidate in the loop. Applying to this 'one of a kind' role you give Zest permission to hold your information. If you want to know more about how Zest look after your personal information please visit our privacy policy on the website


A recruitment company where every job counts.

We understand that recruitment companies often get a bad press. So, here at Zest we are bringing a refreshingly new and different approach to food and drink manufacturing recruitment. Unlike others we aim to be the recruitment company that makes sure it can be counted on at every step of the recruitment journey: every person, every job, every time.

Zest specialise because you do, and our team are dedicated to the following areas:

  • Technical & quality
  • NPD
  • Operations & production
  • Engineering
  • Supply Chain
  • Senior Appointments
  • Hygiene
  • Interim
  • Graduates

Our aim is simple, to link talented individuals with talented businesses, and we achieve this by taking a structured and industry leading approach to every step of the process.

Zest, where every job counts. 

Company info
01780 483999/ 011732 52999
Lincolnshire/ Bristol

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