Development Chef

  • Product Development
  • London / South East
  • £negotiable
  • W5714
  • If you would like to discuss this job, please contact:
    Rachel - 0345 2600 737

The Company

This entrepreneurial and international foodservice, food-to-go business places a premium on using high quality, fresh ingredients in all their products. As business booms the company needs an exceptional culinary star to join their innovations team.

The Role

Reporting to the Development Manager you’ll be responsible for the generation, development and introduction of innovative products for a variety of clients. Working in a fast-paced environment you’ll assist with developing new and existing concepts in line with the company strategy whilst also effectively managing the NPD process. In addition, you’ll be preparing dishes and samples for taste panels and presentations, impressing customers with your culinary delights whilst developing your commercial awareness to ensure new products satisfy customer briefs to make an impact in the market place.

The Person

You will be an enthusiastic and creative Development Chef with a passion for food from all over the world and a culinary flair that is second to none. You’ll have good knowledge of food ingredients and flavours and ideally a strong focus on authentic Asian or Middle Eastern cuisine. Able to think outside the box you’ll have a proven track record of utilising your creative skills for turning innovative concepts into commercially viable products, and therefore will have sound knowledge of the current market to keep ahead of ever changing consumer trends. You must also have brilliant communication and presentation skills in order to impress your high profile customers and achieve success in this role.

Happy to consider talented and ambitious chefs with experience from fine dining establishments who are looking for their first step into NPD. Or development chefs who have experience within a food manufacturing environment and are looking for a new challenge.

If you are looking for the opportunity to progress your career with a supportive and progressive food business in the South then we'd like to hear from you. Apply now or call 0345 2600 737 to find out more.

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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.