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Senior Product Development & Production Chef

Blue Spark
London (Greater)
Closing date
4 Jul 2024

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Contract Type
Development, Other Job Function, Production
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

The Company

Like the thought of joining a leading Food business delivering world-class culinary services and innovative products? This prestigious international company is in a league of its own, leading the way with exciting regional cuisine from all corners of the globe. They are now seeking a talented Senior Development & Production Chef who excels within Chinese and SE Asian cuisine.

Fluency in Cantonese or Mandarin is essential.


The Role

This is a pacey and high-profile role where you will be leading the product development for the Chinese cuisine category of the business.  You’ll be responsible for understanding and delivering on the culinary needs of your customer accounts, both from a menu development and commercial perspective.

With your knowledge of regional nuances and ingredients, you will be able to elevate dishes and really impress your customers. With the help your team, you will prepare customer presentations, leading both internal and external menu and product presentations to ensure concepts are well received and surpass expectations.

This is a varied and cross-functional role where you will work with the operations, procurement and commercial teams to ensure that your products can be scaled up and transition smoothly into full scale production.


The Candidate

Suit an innovative development chef with professional culinary qualifications and a strong competency in regional Chinese cuisines. You must have experience of large-scale food production, either from food manufacturing or catering.

With this being a customer facing role, you must have the confidence to develop and manage relationships with stakeholders at every level. You will love leading presentations and be a natural at engaging your customers, getting their buy-in with your knowledge and passion for your products. Due to the customer base, fluency in Mandarin or Cantonese is essential.

If you thrive in a busy atmosphere, have a strong work ethic and are ready to take on a fast-paced role where your hard work will be rewarded then we’d like to hear from you. Apply now!


Ref: F6738


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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