Freelance Consultant Development Chef

  • London
  • Part-TIme
  • Negotiable

 

CONSULTANT DEVELOPMENT CHEF

This new start-up home-food delivery business is looking for a freelance consultant/development chef to play a key role in getting this product from the drawing board to the dining table. Operating out of a central production kitchen and delivering wholesome, high-quality home-cooked ready meals direct to customers menus will feature a full range of dishes from around the world arriving in sealed containers ready to heat up and serve.

The role will involve:

  • Working with the Directors to develop the menu
  • Bringing ideas and dishes to life
  • Creating recipe cards and kitchen procedures
  • Designing the production kitchen
  • Food costing, negotiating purchase contracts
  • Staff & Brand training
  • Health & Safety and Food hygiene
  • Ensure compliance with current legislation
  • Providing support and guidance
  • Helping the company achieve its goals

Required skills and experience:

  • Several years as a development chef producing supermarket ready meals or similar
  • Experience of Modified Atmosphere Packaging
  • Thorough understanding of food production regulations & legislation
  • Financially aware
  • Strong training & leadership

We are looking for an enthusiastic consultant chef with expert knowledge of the ready meal market capable of creating an efficient production kitchen from scratch. A good communicator with excellent attention to detail and a passion for food.

The contract will be on a freelance self-employed basis (paid hourly)

 

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