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Junior Development Chef

Blue Spark
Closing date
25 Jun 2024

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Contract Type
Development, Other Job Function
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

The Company

This international food business are fanatical about food; their mission is to deliver great quality and innovative products to the major retailers. They are now looking for a Junior Development Chef to join their team who they can train and teach all aspects of the NPD process to.



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 NPD 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 working closely with the process team to achieve a successful launch.

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 revitalizing existing ranges to align with consumer tastes.


The Candidate

Suit a qualified chef or a Culinary Arts graduate who is looking for their first step into an NPD role where they can work with a supportive team to learn the world of product development.

Confident and quick to learn you’ll have previous experience of working in high-end restaurants and are now ready to transfer 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 start your NPD development career with an established food manufacturer who can provide great training & support then apply now or call us on 0345 2600 737 or 07700 137 110.


Ref: F6736


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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