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A fantastic opportunity has become available for an experienced Development Chef to work with one of Sental’s National clients.

Role Overview

The appointed Development Chef will develop and adapt both new and existing food products. 

Duration of Employment



Full Time (Monday to Friday)


  • Develop new product lines, ensuring they meet customer requirements.
  • Ensure customer recipes are matched and well suited to their brands.
  • Liaise with the technical department, ensuring all products are suitable.
  • Produce recipes and cost calculation documents for all new products.
  • Adapt existing products that don’t currently meet standards from either the client or the business.
  • Deliver product presentations to both current and potential clients.
  • Ensure all briefs are met including price parameters.
  • Work alongside the production and quality team throughout all stages of development.
  • Keep the work area clean and tidy at all times.

Experience Required

The successful Development Chef must have the following skills and experience:

  • Previous experience in a similar role.
  • Experience working within a quality fresh food environment.
  • Hold a Level 3 NVQ or equivalent in food catering and preparation.
  • Ability to generate new product ideas for customers.
  • Strong interest in food and product development.
  • Ability to build strong working relationships with customers and colleagues.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • IT Literate.

If you feel you have suitable experience for this role then please apply immediately or email your CV (word format ideally) to tim . hills @ sental .co .uk

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About Sental Recruitment

Sental are a recruitment agency that specialise in placing senior level professionals into permanent and fixed term contracts with global, FTSE companies throughout the UK.

Our management team have over 20 years’ recruitment industry experience.

Candidate confidentiality is paramount and we never submit a candidate’s details to any role without prior approval.
We pride ourselves on treating our candidates as clients in their own right.

Mission Statement “Professional, Ethical Recruitment Every Day”