Focus Management Consultants Limited

Recruitment Specialists for the food and drink industry

Development Chef - Premium retailer account

Location: East Anglia

County / State: Cambridgeshire

Category: Development Chefs, New Product Development, Retail

Reference: FTL894702

Consultant: Frank Lomas

Start date: ASAP

Salary: £33,000 - £35,000 per annum plus Benefits


Working with some of the finest produce in the land, bringing innovative dishes to the UK population through a premium retailer. A Chef's dream job!

Job Description

If you're ready to consider a change in your career development, and you're in the Development Chef arena, this role has real meat on the bones! Responsible for the meat fixture in one of the UK's most premium retailers, your next role could make you the toast of the UK's barbecue season and beyond!

We're looking for someone with real chef pedigree, who understands what the British public are looking for and what the trends within meat and sauces are going to be. This position would enable you to work on pork, lamb, bacon and gammon products within a range of cuisine styles throughout the year. It would provide you with real freedom of creativity, as you bring innovative ideas from the test kitchen to the factory and then delivered onto the chilled aisles of this market leader within food retail. Without doubt its an opportunity to work with great suppliers, customers and colleagues who can welcome you with open arms to start the next, crucial chapter of your career.

All we ask for from you is a passion for food and creativity within meat dishes that will blow away the competition and create commercial success for an important client who has worked harmoniously in this retailer for years. No pressure then! As such, we see you coming from an NPD Chef position already, with keen insights for food trends and a variety of contemporary and classic cooking techniques. A real appreciation for the bigger picture... how to delight and inspire the Great British public with your recipe ideas and added value meat products that are easy to cook, but hard to beat, is non-negotiable.

IF you haven't yet worked within a manufacturing kitchen for retail, then you absolutely need to have the culinary flair and presentation abilities that will make up for the time invested to get you compliant with this new environment. We're happy to consider real food nuts, that have a genuine reason for breaking into NPD - you just need to be able to justify and convince us well.

So don't mince your words, send your application in ASAP. No more poultry excuses, lets get the position right and the career you were destined to have started.

Ref FTL894702 By Focus Management

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