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Junior Development Chef

Blue Spark
Closing date
3 Jul 2024

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Food Manufacturing

Job Details

The Company

This leading chilled manufacturer are fanatical about food; their mission is to deliver great quality and innovative products for their brands and to the major retailers. They are now looking for a Junior Development Chef to join their team.


The Role

You'll work as part of an inspiring team where you will be exposed to all aspects of new product development, supporting the creation of new recipe ideas and translating these into market leading products with that real ‘wow’ factor. 

You’ll assist the Senior Development Chef throughout the innovation process, undertaking key tasks such as sample making, sourcing ingredients, updating costing systems and preparing customer briefs and presentations. In addition, you’ll ensure the smooth handover of products from kitchen to factory to guarantee projects reach their required deadlines. 

You’ll also develop your culinary expertise and industry knowledge through keeping up with the latest food trends, using your skills to contribute to the development of new products whilst revitalising existing ranges to keep up with consumer tastes.


The Candidate

Suit a tenacious and driven Development Chef who has at least a years’ experience working in a fast-paced food manufacturing environment, where you have enhanced your culinary talents and contributed to successful NPD projects. 

Confident and quick to learn you’re looking to work in a supportive team where you can apply your culinary skills into a fast paced, commercially focused role. Food will be your passion and you will be able to talk at length about delicious dishes, show stopping flavours and food trends. 

So, if you are looking to progress your NPD career with an established food manufacturer and have the drive to make your inspirational concepts a commercial reality, then apply now or email us at to find out more.


Ref: F6751


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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