NPD Chef, London

Salary: £40K
Sector: Chefs
Location: London
Job type: Permanent

Job Description

We are looking for a diligent, friendly and organised NPD Chef, with excellent communication skills, who would like to join a privately owned company based in London.

Your main duty is to create and develop concepts to a brief for clients, trial, work to a budget and time frame, while working closely with other departments. You will be your own manager within the NPD department.

– NPD Chef
– Monday to Friday 9 – 5pm
– Canapes and ready-made meals (chilled and frozen)
– 35-40K
– North Acton, London
– Stand alone within NPD (own manager) Liaise with other departments
– Start date asap

Main duties and responsibilities
– Developing concepts concept based on customer brief
– Menu presentations to a wide range of clients
– Training the Production chef on new products and process
– Able to proactively respond to products complaints & feedback and resolve in an efficient manner
– Work with supply chain in finding the right product at a competitive price
– Work in coordination with commercial for costing of recipes and in value engineering existing/new recipes
– And more!

Essential requirements
– Previous NPD experience preferred in Ready Meals. 2+ years of experience in High End Catering/ Restaurant operation
– Retail and Aviation experience preferred
– Knowledge of food safety, HACCP, allergens, and nutritional information
– Experience of working in a BRC/SALSA standard environment would be an advantage
– Experience using MS Office and ideally some ERP system experience
– Comfortable in a customer facing environment and able to communicate at all levels
– Knowledge of nutrition requirements & special diets to develop menu for various client requirements

Benefits
– Pension
– Sick pay
– 28 days holiday

Meet your consultant
Emily Greene
emily.greene@drnewitt.com

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