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Development Chef

Blue Spark
Closing date
8 Aug 2024

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Contract Type
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

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The Company

This is an excellent chance to get involved with major projects for this fresh thinking business who supply high quality products to prestigious retailers. A front runner in their sector, they are now seeking switched on a Development Chef to join their growing team.


The Role

In this dynamic and creative role you will be given the chance to apply your culinary skills supporting the Development team in the creation of exciting new product ranges. Concentrating on specific accounts you will be able to focus entirely on creating inspiring new concepts that capitalise on your expertise and market knowledge to ensure innovative products are in line with the latest food trends as well as customer budgets and launch timescales.

You will also help with the day to day running of the NPD function from working with suppliers, organising ingredients and improving recipes to making samples for presentations and participating in taste panels. In addition, you’ll be using your commercial acumen and culinary insights to spot new trends and identify key areas for potential innovation and growth.


The Person

We are looking for a highly creative and positive development chef who is passionate about their food. Brimming with enthusiasm and ideas you’ll be friendly and approachable with a real can-do attitude. You will have an extensive personal knowledge of ingredients and flavour combinations, able to bring new twists to recipes and a vast back-catalogue of interesting ingredient sources.

Adaptable and flexible you’ll be able to keep up the pace with projects as they evolve, accepting product tweaks and changes with enthusiasm and gusto. Ideally you will have food manufacturing experience where you will have developed successful products for either a high street food retailer or one of the major multiples and you must be able to learn and develop new skills quickly.

Your organisation and presentation skills will be second to none which you’ll put to use working as part of a large team as well as through the start-up of workshops both in house and externally.

If you are keen to develop your career and join a prominent food group then we’d like to hear from you; apply now or call us on 0345 2600 737 to find out more.


Ref: F6774


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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