Start Date: Immediate

Term: FT Permanent

Location: Tastehead, 186 Dawes Road, Fulham, London, SW6 7RQ


Who We Are 


We are a highly innovative food and beverage development agency that has been operating since 2017. We work with global businesses, challenger brands and start-ups to research, develop and launch innovative food and beverage projects across every category imaginable; snacking, plant-based alternatives, ready meals, confectionary, baby food, non-alcoholic beverages, sauces, desserts, bakery, alcoholic beverages, supplements and many more.

Our core services include;

  • Product development 

  • Recipe development 

  • Ideation workshops

  • Concept development 

  • Shelf-life testing and nutritional analysis 

  • Manufacturer sourcing 

  • Supply chain setup 

  • Factory trial setup 

  • Photography 

  • PR activations 

  • Competitor benchmarking 

  • Market research & consumer insights 

  • Consumer testing/Focus Groups 


We are currently a team of eleven, made up of chefs, product developers, marketeers, project managers, food consultants and business administrators. Based in Fulham, West London, our offices are fully equipped with a development kitchen, photography workspace and open plan desk space. We have seen rapid growth over the past 3 years and have exciting plans for the future.


Now in our next phase of expansion, we are looking for a Head of Development to lead and support our development team on all active projects. Most importantly, we are looking for someone with a real passion for great tasting food and drink, who is ambitious and looking to drive our business and their career forwards.


The Ideal Candidate 

  • Several years’ experience as a Senior Development Chef/Head of NPD or similar role, looking to take the next step in their career.

  • Retail product development experience across multiple categories.

  • Acute tasting skills and a real passion for great tasting food and drink.

  • A keen interest in industry innovation and trends.

  • Strong customer/client facing and presentation skills.

  • A proven track record of effectively leading a team.

  • A critical thinker with strong problem-solving abilities.

  • Suited to a fast-paced environment with excellent time management skills.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications.


The Role 


  • Oversee all development projects across product development, recipe development and other services.

  • Lead and manage a team of four development chefs.

  • The main contact for any development/technical matters on projects.

  • Taking development challenges head on in an effective and positive manner.

  • Working closely with our Project Manager to keep all clients informed and updated on the progress of their projects.

  • Continuously build and improve our processes and systems to deliver efficient and effective results on our development projects.

  • Reporting directly to our Managing Director.

  • Three-month probationary period.



What You Will Get in Return 


  • The opportunity to lead a large volume of highly innovative development projects, across almost every category imaginable.

  • The opportunity to grow and shape the Tastehead development team for the future.

  • Strong opportunities to grow within the business to director level.

  • Continued support and mentorship from our Co-founders.

  • Competitive package including performance-related bonus and other benefits.

  • Twenty-five days annual leave.

  • A company MacBook Pro.

  • 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 careers@tastehead.com with an up-to-date C.V. and a covering email. 





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

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