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Category Development Chef

Job Title: Category Development Chef
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Leicestershire
Salary: £31000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q93859
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: KAH.81363.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: September 11, 2013 15:15

Job Description

A well established food manufacturing business supplying some of the major retailers and food service outlets in the UK is looking for a Category Development Chef to drive the innovation and development of their high quality products. You responsibilities as the Category Development Chef will include: * Refresh and further improve the existing product recipes * Work closely with the technical team to accomplish key initiatives (salt and fat reduction, etc.) * Ensure that all product developments are in line with the customer preference and specifications * Maintain an updated knowledge of the competitors’ products and the current market trend to ensure that the company’s product offerings are up to date * Liaise with the current and new suppliers with regard to innovation and product development opportunities * Ensure that all products are compliant to health and safety, food hygiene and environmental standards The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications: * At least 2 years of experience as a chef in a quality restaurant or within a development role within the food industry * City and Guilds 706, parts 1 and 2 or similar * Strong passion for foods and knowledge of a variety of cuisines * Excellent planning and organisational skills * Basic knowledge of IT programmes * Willing to work within flexible hours The successful candidate for this position will not only be rewarded with an excellent salary package but also with an opportunity to work with one of the most successful business in the food industry today. If you think you are qualified for this position, please send us your CV. We request that candidates send their CV as a Microsoft Word document where possible. Quest Search and Selection is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.