Development Chef – Food Manufacturing - Greater Manchester

Silven Recruitment

  • Location: Greater Manchester
  • Job Type: Development Chefs
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Salary: £35-40K
  • Date Posted: 23/01/2024
  • Expiry Date: 23/03/2024

Development Chef – Food Manufacturing

Job Title: Development Chef

Location: Greater Manchester

Salary: £35-40K


The Role:

  • Develop new products from concept through to launch, ensuring that all new ingredients are factory feasible, and samples are created with customer briefs in mind.
  • Help to formulate and cost recipes within agreed timescales which meet legal and product requirements whilst remaining factory feasible.
  • Compile NPD product specifications for each sample being sent out for customers to review.
  • Monitor trends, innovations and technological advances in the food industry and apply these changes to new product development.
  • Use a clear set out customer development brief, working alongside the directors and sales team in regard to product, packaging, and timescale requirements along with costings in mind throughout.


The Candidate:

  • A minimum of 1 years’ experience within an NPD department completing recipe development and costings management.
  • A degree/HNC in food science or a related subject is preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills for working with customers as well as other staff members within the team.
  • Computer literate with knowledge of Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced environment
  • Attention to detail and passion for food.


The Company:

  • A well-established company operating with the food manufacturing industry who has seen continuous growth across the years allowing for career progression.
  • A great company culture with a close-knit team who values learning and development.


If you are interested in hearing more about this role, then contact me on 0161 832 7463 or email Jodie directly at quoting reference JE/15845