Development Chef, Co Durham

Salary: £37K
Sector: Chefs
Location: Co Durham
Job type: Permanent

Job Description

If you’re a professional chef who loves creating new dishes yet wants to enjoy life outside of the crazy hours of being a restaurant chef this could be the answer for you!

What you’ll be doing:

As a Development chef, you will focus on delivering innovation by pushing the boundaries of conventional food development to deliver fabulous products
You will work within a small new product development team for an established and successful food production business. The client always goes above and beyond to ensure that customer requirements are met whilst making sure that technical and production requirements are a key consideration in achieving this.

• Develop new recipes whilst delivering products of consistent quality and taste
• Deliver professional internal and external product presentations
• Identify market niches and opportunities into which existing products could be adapted and new products developed
• Prepare and input recipes onto the management system
• Follow critical path timelines as directed
• Assist with factory trials and product launches
• Work closely with other departments

What we’re looking for:

• You will have a real passion for food and possess a creative mindset to channel your imagination
• Communication and relationship management is vitally important as are strong presentation skills, as you will be interacting with the client's customer base in 1-2-1 scenarios.
• Organisation, accuracy, and the ability to plan your workload are key
• Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office
• Ability to understand the commercial side of recipe development
• Ideally, you will have advanced through the ranks as a chef within the restaurant trade before moving into food manufacturing and gaining experience in product development and food technology

What’s on offer?

A starting salary in the region of £35,000
Working hours of 08.00 – 17.00 Monday to Friday (with the flexibility to business requirements)
28 days annual leave

A full vacancy disclosure will be provided on qualification.

If you are interested in this position, then please forward a copy of your most up-to-date CV to Simon Norris.

Due to the high number of applications, you will only be contacted if your CV is of interest to the role.

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Simon Norris
simon@drnewitt.com

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