New Product Development Chef

Job Overview

Our Client, based in Naas, Co. Kildare is looking for a New Product Development Chef to join their team in their food production facility. You would be joining a well established, Irish owned food company. This is a full time, permanent job, Mon-Fri, days only with an attractive salary and benefits package on offer.

Do you have culinary experience and a relevant Culinary Arts qualification (or similar)?

Do you have previous experience working within a food manufacturing environment?

Some of you duties will include but are not limited to:

* The Culinary & Innovation Chef will be responsible for the development of new product concepts working on customer briefs, blue skies concepts & existing product re-developments
* Responsible for repeat customer sample requests ensuring consistency & timely sample submissions and documentation of all data
* To deliver product & innovation presentations, samples & new product concepts to the business, and to manufacturing, foodservice and retail customers
* To complete all paperwork including approved recipes, new raw material source data, recipe costings and product information sheet generation for all projects worked on
* To organise and prepare product samples for dispatch to customers daily. To track these deliveries with the couriers and issue despatch documents to the Chefs / BDM's
* To prepare ingredient and packaging orders through inventory control against SOP
* To attend customer update meetings and progress project approvals through the stage gate process
* Co-ordination of benchmarking of competitor products including application testing of TCFG products
* To assist the Culinary & Innovation Technologists and C&I Managers with specific customer projects
* Maintain awareness of market, market insights, consumer, restaurant trends and competitor activity
* Assist in managing the Development kitchen to a safe working environment to meet GMP standards
* To understand HACCP & Food legislative requirements
* Customer facing role, setting up feedback follow up meetings on projects


* Minimum of 2 years previous experience within the food manufacturing arena
* Culinary Arts Degree or similar qualification
* A passion for food with up-to-date trend knowledge on all areas of food innovation
* Microsoft office proficient

If this role sounds of interest to you and you would like to learn more about the job then please apply below by submitting your CV and I will contact you to discuss further.

Lauren Crowe 086 1078054

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