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Development Chef

Blue Spark
Closing date
14 Feb 2024

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Contract Type
Development, Other Job Function
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

The Company

An innovative chilled food manufacturer who are leaders within their category, supply many well-loved products to the major retailers. They have an exciting opportunity for an Innovations Chef to join the team.  


The Role 

Reporting to the Head of Food you will work closely with a premium retailer to create delicious products that are seasonal, on trend and first to market. You’ll be working with the team to drive the NPD pipeline ensuring you bring the food agenda to life, manage product briefs to revitalise existing ranges as well as creating new concepts. Your products not only need to taste amazing but also need to be on point commercially.

You will be developing recipes using your culinary, ingredients and food trends knowledge, making sure they are in line with customer expectations and consumer trends. The role will also include researching new ideas, preparing customer samples, conducting competitive shopping, working with ingredient suppliers, internal presentations and supporting with customer meetings / presentations.


The Candidate

The role would suit a confident and accomplished NPD Chef who has a real passion for food, gets giddy about new ideas and concepts with the ability to inspire others. As well as having enviable culinary prowess, you will ideally have showcased your skills as a development chef within a fast paced food manufacturing business. Experience of working with retail / major multiple customers would be an advantage.  

However, the role would also suit an extremely talented chef with fine dining experience who is keen to find their first role within NPD.

Articulate and confident, you’ll have great commercial acumen and an eye for trends. You will also boast marvelous communication skills which enable you to present succinct ideas and findings internally and with customers.   

If you have the culinary magic that make you the food star we are looking for then please get in touch.  Either call Dhrutee on 0345 2600 737 for more information or email your CV across.


Ref: F6655


Due to the large number of applications our opportunities attract, it sometimes takes us time to thoroughly review and consider them all. We endeavour to respond to every application within 5 working days, however if you have not heard from us within this timeframe, we are sorry to say your application for the role has not been successful. To support you in showcasing your best self, we make sure that any necessary accommodations, whether physical or non-physical, are provided to assist you throughout the job application and interview process.

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.

Company info
0345 2600 737
34 - 36 The Broadway
Haywards Heath
West Sussex
RH16 3AL

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