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Development Chef - Northamptonshire

£40,000 - £43,000 GBP per annum plus benefits


REF: FTL895877

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Have you heard of a Development Chef position that’s similar to a restaurant Chef role, but with none of the negatives and all of the perks? You have now…

Here’s a new role for a Development Chef, with experience within Chilled food manufacturing that I am a big fan of. Not that you should care what I think, but having worked in NPD Recruitment for nearly 10 years, I know a decent job when I see one.

This employer is in the fortunate position of having a core customer base that respects and values their input. The team here work hard, supporting their foodservice customers across the country with product launches that surpass expectations often.

If you’re looking for a role as a Development Chef, to maintain the job satisfaction, career aspirations and work-life balance you have enjoyed so far, but with the added joy of working in an environment similar to that of typical restaurant kitchen – this could be the move for you.

The Head of Development is a Chef I have known for years. His team is solid and you will be joining a Senior Dev Chef, Junior Dev Chef, and Kitchen Assistants who work as a collective unit. Taking products through the full development process, you’ll also work with the marketing and insights teams, understanding the latest trends which you’ll convert to products on the menus of some of the nation’s best loved restaurants, QSRs and pub Co’s.

We ask for just a few things from you in order to make this your next career consideration:

  • Experience of at least 2 years within a Development Chef position
  • Understanding of manufacturing processes (factory trials)
  • Commercial acumen / solid grasp of the wider food world and trends
  • Strong communication skills written and verbal –for ideation meetings, tastings and presentations
  • A back-bone (it’s a proper kitchen, they work fast and with deliberation)

If you enjoy working with key accounts, managing a brief and surprising your customers with new ideas and creative menu additions, I want to hear from you. If you’ve come to a point in your career where you need to work in a new environment with like-minded Chefs who will be as integral to your career success as you will be to theirs…then get in touch.

I want to talk with you, so please send your CV and let me know the best time to call so we can get the conversation started, soon as.

Ref FTL895877

Tel: +44 (0)1625 560778

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