Skip to main content

This job has expired

Development Chef

Blue Spark
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

View more

Contract Type
Development, Other Job Function
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

The Company

This innovations led food business are the trend-setters in their category with a vast array of products being launched each year. With their ambitious NPD strategy, they need a highly talented Development Chef to join them.


The Role

Reporting to the Head Development Chef, you’ll be working as part of a large NPD team to create new ranges, translating food & restaurant trends into market leading products for a prestigious retailer.

You will work closely with your customer to understand their requirements and impress them with your culinary knowledge and passion. As you will naturally be up to speed on all the latest trends, you will be able to present new ideas and influence your customer with confidence and panache.

You will also be working with closely with internal teams to guarantee that your products are commercially viable as well as creative, on trend and first to market.   


The Person

We are looking for an industrious, inventive and talented Development Chef who oozes creativity and has gained invaluable NPD experience in a food manufacturing environment, ideally within the chilled convenience arena.

You will have honed your culinary skills from working in Michelin star restaurants and have been able to translate that experience into a food manufacturing where you can identify innovation opportunities, thinking outside the box to achieve market success.

You must have excellent communication and presentation skills as you will be presenting your product ideas to colleagues and customers alike, whilst collaborating with your team to strengthen the business and commercialise your ideas.

If you need a new challenge and keen to use your culinary expertise to make an impact with a prominent food business, then apply now or call us on 0345 2600 737 for more information.


Ref: F6709


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

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert