Development Chef

5 days left

Recruiter
Anonymous
Location
London
Salary
24000.00 - 26000.00 GBP Annual
Posted
30 Jul 2019
Closes
27 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Development Chef
Meals London - Cumberland
37.5 hours per week

SALARY / BENEFITS
GBP24,000 to GBP26,000
Highly competitive rewards package including Group Pension
Excellent career progression prospects across the Bakkavor group

COMPANY/ SITE DETAIL
We are the leading provider of fresh prepared food in the UK, with an international presence in the US and China. Our 19,000 employees operate from 39 locations, developing and producing innovative food for a wide variety of occasions and budgets. In the UK, we work with leading grocery retailers, focusing on their own label brands.

In London, Bakkavor Meals employs over 2,400 people across three sites and a distribution centre in the Park Royal area. These sites specialise in making chilled ready meals, houmous dips, deli products and savoury accompaniments, and are part of Bakkavor's Meals sector which has eight factories in total in the UK.

DUTIES:

Innovate new products and processes to maintain and grow a creative catalogue of products for our customers
To motivate and inspire the new product development team to a required level of culinary experience
Creative development resulting in new products with a degree of commercial awareness.
Understand the wants and needs of both internal and external customers
Present ideas clearly, accurately and persuasively to achieve the level of culinary excellence throughout the business.
Overall awareness of comparative products from all major retailers
Plans and organises own workload to deliver concepts to an agreed quality and timescale.
Keeping the NPD team and business aware of current and future food trends
Constantly thinking outside the box to take the business forward.
Ability to challenge current products and processes and improve and upgrade where necessary