Focus Management Consultants Limited

Recruitment Specialists for the food and drink industry

Business Development Chef, Recipe Dish, London

Location: South East and London

County / State: London

Job type: Permanent

Category: Development Chefs

Reference: FTL15091

Consultant: Frank Lomas

Start date: Asap

Salary: £35,000 - £40,000 per annum plus Benefits


A market-leading, chilled ready meal manufacturer has a position within its NPD team for a Development Chef working its premium retailer accounts.

Job Description

This position is due to continued expansion and success for a market-leading manufacturer of chilled ready meals. There is now the opportunity to add to an already high-achieving team that works for premium and key retailer own label recipe dish products.

The Development Chef position requires experience working for retailers within food development either in Chilled or Frozen private label products. As a key influencer, you must bring innovative food concepts to life to grow a catalogue of ready meal products. Commercial awareness coupled with blue-sky thinking is essential.

Reporting into the Senior Development Chef, you will be tasked with creating new ideas for a variety of cuisines across three key retailer customers. Understanding the wants and needs of both internal and external stakeholders is also vital in order to deliver against the brief and bring to market new ideas in line with current and future food trends.

To be progressed to interview we require applicants to have:

  • Food manufacturing experience
  • A thorough understanding of today's UK retailers food offering
  • A passion for the healthy eating market
  • Experience of working within either Food-To-Go or Ready Meal categories over various cuisines
  • A deep-rooted passion for new flavours and new ingredients
  • Strong customer-facing skills; presentation and communication skills

In staying abreast of the latest food trends, this Development Chef position allows you to impart your culinary knowledge of the wider food market to an invested and collaborative customer base. By considering comparative products across all major retailers you will produce solid competitor analysis, consumer and market insights and customer presentations that will clearly demonstrate your passion for the products, at the forefront of the market.

Please send your CV with your career achievements immediately.

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REF. FTL15091 By Focus Management

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