Why Greencore?

An exciting opportunity has arisen at our  Wisbech  site for a  Graduate Development Chef  to join us on a  12 Month FTC . This is a fantastic development opportunity which will provide stretch and a new challenge.

You may not have heard of us, but we’re sure you’ve tried our products. We’re a vibrant, fast-paced leading food manufacturer. Employing 12,200 colleagues across 16 world-class manufacturing sites and 18 distribution depots across the UK. We supply all the UK’s food retailers  with everything from Sandwiches, soups and sushi to cooking sauces, pickles and ready meals.

Here at  Wisbech , we have a team of 450 colleagues and manufacture premium chilled ready to cook meals for major retailers such as Asda and Co-op.

The  NPD team  are involved in all aspects of bringing a new product to market – from initial concept and bringing them right through to life on shelf, in store.

They are now seeking a creative  Development Chef  to join them who has a strong creative flair and the ability to encourage creative thinking within a team, you must also be commercially aware and enjoy keeping up to date with new food trends!

What you’ll be doing

  • Support in the development of new and existing recipes, in the development kitchen, in line with the great food agenda, delivering products of consistent quality and taste.
  • Co-create recipes alongside the chef team, considering customer food brand standards, nutritional, shelf life and cost targets considering operational capabilities following the product development procedures, to deliver the recipe to the customer brief.
  • Understand impact of recipe development to food cost and nutritional from feedback from the Development team ensuring delivery against the brief.
  • Support the chef team in demonstrating the assembly of products and explain the production method at feasibility meetings to gain sign off for customer submissions.
  • Prepare samples, set up and deliver professional internal product plans as required for EPD, NPD or benchmarking, cooking up products where relevant and documenting the findings and action plan for next steps
  • What we’re looking for

    We are ideally looking for a chef with experience in Food Manufacturing, however, will strongly consider a Chef with prior experience in an Italian restaurant who is wanting to gain experience in product development within manufacturing!

    We will strongly consider graduates who have a years’ experience in a relevant industry!

  • You will have a real passion for food and possess a creative mind-set to channel your imagination. 
  • You’ll have a meticulous attention to detail and we’d look for you to be keeping very detailed records for your recipes.
  • You’ll also understand the commercial side to cooking so you’ll be able to cost and replicate recipes.
  • If this sounds like you, join us and grow with Greencore, and be a part of driving our future success.

    What you’ll get in return

  • Competitive salary and job-related benefits
  • Holidays
  • Pension up to 8% matched
  • Company share save scheme
  • Greencore Qualifications
  • Exclusive Greencore employee discount platform
  • Throughout your time at Greencore, you will be supported with on the job training and development opportunities to further your career.

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