Junior Development Chef

Contract Type :
Fixed Term (12 months)

Working Hours :
8am - 4.30pm Monday to Friday

Salary :
£18k - £20k

Location :

Business :
Beacon Foods

Ref : FSC-JNB-108

Job Description

  • NPD sample generation – Ensuring customer samples are made to specification, to a high-quality standard, in line with the customer brief.
  • Accurately interpret customer briefs.
  • Recipe formulation with commercial awareness ensuring methods are in-line with the business capabilities.
  • Ensure all relevant documentation is detailed and correct.
  • Proactively seek out NPD opportunities and ideas that will enhance business performance and complement internal and customer strategies.
  • Maintain awareness of new, innovative ingredients, raw materials, suppliers and relevant market trends to enable the development of ‘first to market’ products.
  • Liaise with cross functional departments.
  • Assist with customer presentations.
  • Work closely with the process team and cross functional teams to ensure smooth transition of products from kitchen to launch.
  • Recording temp, pH, brix and viscosity of recipes
  • Preparation of ingredients for sample make up (in production and kitchen).
  • Coding and storing or retained samples.
  • Ensure all kitchen health and safety procedures are adhered to.
  • Recipe developments
  • Sample creation
  • Record keeping
  • Commercially awareness on developments
  • Understand customers development timings of briefs and processes
  • Feedback to Beacon on market trends and competitor info
  • Undertake reasonable tasks as requested by line manager

Additional Information

Skills Required:
• A qualified Chef with a passion for developing new and exciting products
• Good team worker – working towards the common goal
• Good planning, organisation and communication skills.
• Experience of working within a food manufacturing role would be desirable.
• Able to work well under pressure and to tight deadlines.
• PC Literate.

Closing date for applications :

Contact for further information :
Samantha Powell

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