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Development Chef

Zest Recruitment
East Midlands
£35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Closing date
8 Mar 2024

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Contract Type
Development, Technical
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

Are you a culinary maestro with a passion for innovation?
We're currently seeking a talented Development Chef to join our client's team in the heart of the British food manufacturing industry.

Our client, British-owned business, is at the forefront of the culinary world, specialising in a highly creative category that delights taste buds and sets trends. As their trusted recruitment partner, we're thrilled to present this opportunity to passionate chefs looking to make their mark in the industry.

Key Responsibilities:

Culinary Innovation: Showcase your culinary prowess by conceptualising and developing innovative recipes and product concepts that captivate consumers and set new standards in the market.

Quality Assurance: Uphold our client's unwavering commitment to quality by meticulously testing and evaluating products to ensure they meet the highest standards of taste, texture, and consistency.

Customer Engagement: Cultivate strong relationships with our client's valued customers, collaborating closely with them to understand their unique needs and preferences and tailor offerings to exceed their expectations.

Cross-Functional Collaboration: Collaborate seamlessly with our client's R&D, Marketing, and Operations teams to bring your culinary creations to life and drive business success.

Market Insights: Stay ahead of industry trends and consumer preferences through comprehensive market research, using insights to inform recipe development and strategic decision-making.

Continuous Improvement: Champion a culture of continuous improvement by identifying opportunities to enhance processes, products, and offerings, driving innovation and maintaining our client's competitive edge.

What We're Looking For:

Passion for Culinary Excellence: A genuine passion for the culinary arts, coupled with a relentless drive to innovate and create memorable culinary experiences.

Creativity: A flair for creativity and the ability to conceive and execute innovative recipes that captivate consumers and differentiate our client's offerings in the market.

Customer-Centric Approach: A keen understanding of customer needs and a commitment to delivering exceptional products and experiences that exceed expectations.

Collaborative Nature: A team player who thrives in a collaborative, fast-paced environment and can effectively communicate and collaborate with colleagues across departments.

Adaptability: A flexible and adaptable mindset, capable of embracing change, pivoting in response to feedback, and continuously learning and evolving.

Don't miss this opportunity to join a prestigious British-owned business, please email your CV to or call Nicola on 01780 483 999

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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