Junior Development Chef – Bakery/Patisserie

Type: Permanent

Date Posted: 28-Mar-23

Closing Date: 27-Apr-23

Location: Slough, Berkshire

Salary: £22,000 to £25,000 per year

Junior Development Chef – Bakery/Patisserie

Junior Development Chef – Bakery / Patisserie

£22,000 – £25,000
Food Manufacturing
Job ref: 8394

The company

We are looking for a talented individual to join a leading provider of premium quality products to food manufacturers, foodservice, and retailers throughout the UK.

The business has experienced significant growth due to its dedication to exceptional customer service and high-quality products.

About the Junior Development Chef job

This is an exciting opportunity for someone looking to work in the food manufacturing sector as part of a talented and ambitious NPD team.

Every day is different! You would be helping to create and develop new ideas and recipes within the development kitchen for new and existing products plus assist with assessing new ingredients within core products.

Key tasks

Assist the Development Chefs with creating delicious new ideas and recipes for new and existing products.
Weighing out ingredients and topping up raw materials daily.
Assist with the smooth handover of kitchen development to the Process Technologist and assist with factory trials in the bakery when required.
Ensure the kitchen cleaning schedule, temperature and pre-startup checks are completed daily.
Assist with packing and labelling customer development samples.
Actively contribute to NPD meetings and reviews.
Keep abreast of new trends and innovations in the desserts/bakery sector.

About You

This role would suit someone from a catering or hospitality background with a fantastic knowledge of bakery, patisserie, or desserts, who is looking to join an innovative food manufacturer and progress their career into food NPD.

You may also be a recent graduate or qualified in a relevant subject and looking for your first entry-level role.

We would be very keen to speak with you if you hold one of the following qualifications (or similar):

Professional Bakery Diploma
Patisserie & Confectionery C&G/Diploma
BSc Bakery & Technology

A love of food and a great passion for baking and desserts is essential, with excellent knowledge of baking methods and techniques. The company is looking for someone who can share their love for innovation and cake! There are good opportunities to grow with the business.

You will also have strong attention to detail, good numeracy ability plus IT and communication skills.

More details

The Junior Development Chef job is based in Berkshire and is paying £22,000 – £25,000 according to your experience.

The working hours are 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 8.30 am – 4.30 pm or 9 am – 5 pm. Although some flexibility will be required to suit the needs of the business.

Alternate job titles

Desserts Development Chef | NPD Chef | Pastry Chef | Pâtissier | Patisserie Product Development | Pastry Development jobs | Desserts NPD Technologist | Food Manufacturing Development Chef Jobs