TASTEHEAD

186 Dawes Road

London

SW6 7RQ

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DEVELOPMENT CHEF - PERMANENT

SALARY: ENQUIRE

Start Date: Estimated July 2019

Term: FT Permanent

Location: 188 Dawes Road, Fulham, London, SW6 7RQ

 

Who We Are

 

Tastehead develop food and beverage products for global brands, retailer private labels and start-up businesses, working with clients from concept through to launch and beyond. Our innovation projects span across a variety of categories such as confectionery, hot and cold beverages, ready meals, baby food, bakery, snacking, condiments and many more.

 

We offer a host of services to our clients;

 

  • Ideation workshops and brand strategy

  • Concept development

  • Recipe development

  • Product development

  • Competitor benchmarking

  • Market research & consumer insights

  • Shelf life testing and nutritional analysis

  • Manufacturer sourcing

  • Supply chain setup

  • Factory trial scheduling

  • Photography

  • PR activations

  • Consumer testing/Focus Groups

 

We spend considerable time researching UK and global food trends, whilst having the confidence to focus on the ones that have longevity. We are a close team and operate on a cross–functional basis on every project. You will be joining an agile, fun, hands-on team at an exciting time of growth.

 

Now in our next phase of expansion, we require a full-time Development Chef to support our co-founders on all active development projects. These will span across new products for retail, menus for food service outlets and recipes for PR and media purposes. Experience in some form of product development is preferable, but most importantly we are looking for someone with a real passion for great tasting food, creative flair and a willingness to adapt and learn new skills.

 

The Ideal Candidate

 

  • Ideally 3+ years of relevant experience

  • A real passion for food and a great palate

  • Innovative and creative

  • Eager to learn new categories and skills

  • Deep understanding of flavours, ingredients and cooking technology

  • Food trend awareness

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google

 

The Role

 

  • Day to day management of the development kitchen.

  • A leading role on all Product and Recipe Development projects.

  • Preparing samples for client presentations, lab analysis and more.

  • Ordering of ingredients, packaging, equipment and consumables.

  • Preparation and setup of client tasting sessions and presentations.

  • Calculating recipe costings and nutritional information.

  • Concept and ideation development.

  • Research in to global markets, innovative ingredients and industry legislation.

  • Manage project timelines and critical paths alongside the product development team.

 

What You Will Get In Return

 

  • A leading role on a wide variety of development projects covering highly innovative start-ups to global brands.

  • Competitive Salary with a performance-related bonus package.

  • Strong opportunities to grow within an exciting business.

  • An opportunity to manage a junior team member.

  • Continual support and mentorship.

  • Ownership of the role.

 

 

If you feel that you are the right candidate for this role, then we'd love to hear from you. Please contact hello@tastehead.com with an up to date C.V. and a covering letter.

 

 

 

Tastehead is an Equal Opportunities employer and committed to encouraging equality and diversity in our workforce.

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