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Innovation Development Chef - Plant Based - West Yorkshire

£40,000 - £45,000 GBP per annum plus benefits

West Yorkshire

REF: FTL895901

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Become a leader in the plant-based, vegan revolution! Brand new Development Chef opportunity in the fastest growing category needs your attention…

Meat free meals and vegan product’s popularity are growing. It was a trend that was on the rise even before the pandemic, but the since the world stopped, and people considered their choices it meant the last year has had a dramatically positive effect on this category of food (weirdly).

We have an opening to join a major player in the world of vegan and meat-free food right now. As an experienced Development Chef within food manufacture, if you have experience in this space and understand the challenges, and triumphs of plant-based meal options, then this is career choice that could prove pivotal for you.

A business that is getting bigger, investing more, reaching more people and aligning itself with foodservice and retailer businesses all over the UK, it’s a great time to make your mark here. You will play a key role in this business and its new product launches. Working with R&D, Marketing, Sales and Culinary Development Teams your effective communication skills are vital. With the end-user customer at the forefront of your mind, you will bring on-board colleagues and customers to your way of thinking and your product developments.

The objective in this role is for you to understand the base product, its applications, and limitations, as you collaborate with the NPD and R&D Teams around you. Using your culinary expertise as you experiment, design and implement flavour profiles and textures. Whilst your track record of working within the stage and gate processes for development is good, we also require an ability for innovation, demonstrated through your career to date as well. This role needs someone who can plan future product pipelines, whilst improving and tweaking established best sellers already launched.

Creating dishes and exploring the application opportunities within the plant-based category. Its an exciting time to have your career bolstered and expanded in this solid team. We can get into the details of the company and the team when we review your application and suitability for the role. Right now, you should send me your CV, paying particular attention to the NPD and ideally, your plant-based, meat-free experience.

Ref FTL895901

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