Development Chef (Part Time)

Development Chef
Bristol
Part Time approx 21 hours per week £20-30K pro rata
 
Manucomm are currently seeking a Part time Development Chef for a Food Manufacturer based just off the M5 near Bristol.

 Working alongside a small team of Chefs  you will be responsible for creating innovative recipes and products.

 My Client has been in existence for over 30 years and is privately owned and this role offers an opportunity to join a rapidly growing, innovative food Manufacturer.


 
The role will include:
Developing and creating new recipes, based on customer's briefs and knowledge of food trends
·Investigating new food trends and competitor activity at a local, national and global levels
·Sourcing ingredients from national and international suppliers, whilst understanding supplier capability
·Building an understanding of customer's brand values, nutritional requirements and product parameters
·Knowledgeably presenting products at product focus groups and customer tasting meetings
·Having final product sign off from a quality perspective
·Building knowledge of relevant legislation affecting customer, suppliers and projects
·Undertaking product testing - including transit trials, shelf life and heating methods
·Attending and contributing to the daily stand-up meeting with scrum team members to discuss planned and completed work tasks, and assist team by removing blockers where possible
·Booking required resources for the team, including kitchen time
·Working with a wide range of products including savoury pastry, sweet pastry, hot and cold eating sandwiches, salads, ready meals, prepared fruit, milk and fruit drinks, cakes, savoury and ethnic snacks
·Pro-active 'blue sky' development with a view to meeting and exceeding expectations
·Promoting a positive friendly 'can do' attitude within the department
·Ensuring recipes are accurate, feasible and entered correctly into Recipe Professor
·Stock control, liaising with suppliers and managing sample requests and ingredient feedback
 
Development Chef  Experience / Qualifications
 
·Previous experience as an NPD chef for a retailer/supplier to a retailer
·Customer facing presentation skills are desirable
·Good all-round global food knowledge
·Development experience with some of/all the following: savoury pastry, sweet pastry, hot and cold eating sandwiches, salads, ready meals, prepared fruit, milk and fruit drinks, cakes, savoury ethnic snacks
 
Key Words - Development Chef, Creative Chef, NPD, New Product Development,
 
This role is commutable from Wells, cheddar, Bridgwater, Bristol, Weston Super Mare, Glastonbury





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