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Development Chef

London (field based)



Our client is a founder led, fresh food catering business,  is unique in every approach and its clients and its people are paramount to their daily success.

An excellent opportunity has opened up for a hard-working Operational Food Development Chef to work alongside an exceptional leadership team to manage school and business locations around the central London area. You will be working in collaboration with other Operations Managers and directly reporting into the Head of Operations and Food.


Benefits of the role include:

  • Competitive salary
  • Private healthcare
  • Uniform provided
  • Training provided
  • Meals on duty provided
  • Free parking
  • Personal development
  • 25 days paid holiday per annum (excluding bank holidays)



Candidate requirements:

  • Passion and knowledge for great contemporary fresh food and service
  • Experience of delivering exceptional management operations in a contract catering environment
  • Excellent listening and communication skills
  • Strong motivation skills with a ‘lead by example’ approach
  • Outstanding financial management skills – commercial and fixed price
  • A comprehensive knowledge of the English language both verbal and written
  • An appreciation of innovative marketing and merchandising skills which can be delivered by our client’s Creativity Team.
  • An excellent knowledge of Food Hygiene, Health and Safety (intermediate or above),
  • HR best practice and retail skills
  • Experienced in use of Outlook, MS Excel and Word.
  • The ability to drive in the UK essential. (The role will involve travel within the business geography, with responsibility predominantly for locations within a reasonable driving distance)
  • The right to work permanently in the UK.
  • Able to undertake an enhanced DBS and provide references covering full 5 years and overseas police checks



Our client prides themselves on delivering exceptional standards coupled with a real passion for excellent food, outstanding service and fresh thinking, goodwill and a consistent smile. If you too have pride in your abilities, a desire to prove that you are one of the best and if your standards meet with ours, then this vibrant fresh food company would love you to join them.

All applicants must be able to demonstrate that they have the Right to Work in the UK to be considered for this role. A full trade test will be required for all chef roles. Identity & reference checks (covering the last five years) will form part of the selection process.