Assistant Development Chef

Job Type:
Job Sector:
Food, Beverage
Flexible - Home based
£32,000 to £40,000 per annum
Salary Description:
Competitive salary + excellent benefits package
Job Ref:

Are you a qualified chef with professional experience in the Food industry and a keen eye for detail?

Are you creative and innovative with your recipes and have a passion for developing and testing recipes in all sorts of cuisines?

Do you take great pride in ensuring a job is completed to the highest standards and on time?

Are you ready for the next step on your career journey?

We have an excellent opportunity for an Assistant Development Chef to join our Food Platform Culinary Team. As the Assistant Development Chef, you will support the culinary development team with tasks in conjunction with recipe testing and recipe review projects, offer development and deployment. 

You will be a creative development chef who is passionate about food and looking to grow within the culinary development role.

It is essential that you are a team player and should have good awareness of current food and dining trends. You should be creative, innovative and ambitious.

Job DescriptionCompetitive Salary, bonus and excellent benefits package

We also offer Sodexo Discounts site promoting discounted mobile phone tariffs, savings across restaurant chains and days out, where you and your family can save money on everything from your weekly food shop to the latest cinema blockbuster and much more
Main Responsibilities
Liaise with line manager to agree workload targets and timelines
Determine best use of skills to deliver agreed tasks across the spectrum
Liaise with culinary creation and testing team and agreed stakeholders for recipe creation, amendments and corrections
Update the content of recipes including, quantities, titles and methods within the recipes following a consistent format in online management tool
Cleanse recipe content and cross reference service lines as required
Share and distribute information as agreed
Support the process for managing expectations to support segments
Co-ordinate alignment of recipe and menu development protocols and processes
All work is fully aligned to Food Management and Sodexo internal ‘Drive’ systems
Working closely with central culinary team to support the deployment of Offers
Ensure activity is managed to drive financial benefits and within correct cost parameters
Work out in the field with central and segment culinary leads supporting and delivering new and refreshed service lines
Introduce/ communicate new menu concepts and ideas to meet the ever changing market  needs and trends.

The Ideal Candidate
Excellent computer skills - Excel/Office programmes and recipe management programmes
Understanding of food techniques, following processes, methodologies and recipe formats
Experience in food/hospitality industry including recipe and menu creation, ingredient knowledge
A genuine Love of Food with good awareness of the wider industry (suppliers, producers, networks)
Experience in recipe and menu testing process at an industrial/professional level
Highly motivated and be able to demonstrate good level time management
Flexibility to travel and staying away from home within UK & Ireland
Demonstrate a good understanding of current health & safety legislation
Clean driving licence

Qualified experienced chef /strong culinary background 
Previous recipe/product development and testing 
Culinary presentation skills / presenting to others
Budget holder Management skills
Experience in the food retail Sector in dish and menu development.

About The CompanyIn the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs some 35,000 employees to deliver integrated facilities management services to clients at over 2,000 locations in the corporate, healthcare, education, leisure, Defence and justice sectors. With an annual turnover of over £1bn, we provide everything from catering, cleaning and reception to security, laboratory and grounds maintenance services, enabling our clients to focus on their core business.

Sodexo and our clients are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults within a regulated activity. Certain roles will require applicants to undergo screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and/ or Disclosure Scotland.

We are building on our support to the Armed Forces community through the development of specific pathways within our recruitment process to further engage ex-forces personnel and reservists.  Those applying for roles with us who meet the essential criteria advertised under the ‘ideal candidate’ on the vacancy advertised are guaranteed to progress within the selection process.

Contact Details:
Tel: 01276 687 000
Contact: Davina Bush

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