Focus Management Consultants Limited

Recruitment Specialists for the food and drink industry

Executive Development Chef

Location: North West

County / State: Greater Manchester

Category: Chef, Development Chefs, New Product Development

Reference: FTL894533

Consultant: Frank Lomas

Start date: ASAP

Salary: £45,000 - £55,000 per annum plus bonus and assorted benefits


Can you mix it up, across kitchens and continents? This opportunity will have you developing recipes for a range of customers within the EMEA region.

Job Description

Do you nurture a food-loving culture in your day-to-day working-life? Do you take your passion and fascination for food out of the office and into your home-life? Can you work with a multitude of ingredients to create mind-blowing flavour profiles for a range of cuisines that are on-trend? If yes to all this, please read on...

This business is a major player in the food development world, that operates in markets all over the globe, partnering some of the world's best loved food brands. The position here has you mapping out a strategic plan to develop and implement a long term vision for the culinary function of this company. As such, we seek a passionate, classically trained, high-end chef professional who has a successful career record within New Product Development. Ideally this will have been achieved within retailer food products (own label / branded) and within branded foodservice businesses.

Understanding how to scale recipes for mass market production, and how functional ingredients such as starches and sweeteners are used within chilled prepared meals, frozen desserts, dairy or meat products, is wanted here. Your communication skills over internal and external stakeholders, both within the UK and abroad needs to be strong. Whilst English is the language used, food flavours and recipe innovations are definitely the drivers and mission for this role.

You'll manage customer visits, and partner suppliers in meeting the culinary strategy whilst presenting the latest trends that fit your ideas for your presentations to the stakeholders. All of this should be supported by strong technical knowledge and an understanding of the wider food and restaurant markets that will assist in shaping your ideation.

A truly influential opportunity awaits, so if you fit the bill and it sounds like a position you could make your own, please get in touch ASAP.

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