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Development Chef


  • Kilkenny
  • Not disclosed
  • Permanent full-time
  • Updated 31/05/2013
  • Maria O'Carroll
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A vacancy has arisen in Glanbia Consumer Foods for a contract Position of Development Chef at Glanbia's Innovation Centre in Kilkenny.


Development Chef

A vacancy has arisen in Glanbia Consumer Foods for a contract Position of  Development Chef at Glanbia's Innovation Centre in Kilkenny.

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Key Responsibilities

  • Development of concepts and products across the Glanbia Consumer Foods portfolio primarily chilled value added soups and convenience foods.
  • Bench and Pilot scale trials on site and off site.
  • Up-scaling developed products in factory environment.
  • Presentation of product range/new ideas/concepts 
  • Follow through the launch of new products
  • Complete product specifications
  • Sourcing of ingredients and ingredient specifications from Suppliers
  • Understanding consumer trends in relation to the product range and identifying and formulating technically and commercially viable new products
  • Keep up to date on market trends and technical developments
  • Re-engineering of existing products and optimising formulations and manufacturing processes.
  • Communicating with other functions within the organisation and external suppliers
  • Any other task as requested by Product Development Manager

Required Qualifications & Experience

  • 2-3 years experience in a restaurant or product development setting.
  • A flair and passion for creating superior products and superior delivery of taste and texture.
  • A knowledge of a range of cuisines.
  • A Food science or similar qualification will be an advantage but not essential.
  • A logical , structured , scientific approach combined with good record keeping.
  • A keen interest in health and wellness in a diet/lifestyle context.
  • Good Project Management and Presentation Skills
  • Be flexible and adaptable
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills
  • Be computer literate
  • Full driving licence
  • Personal Profile

This role would be best suited to a self-starter with drive and persistence to see a job through to conclusion.  Ideally the person should be organised, methodical, factual, inquisitive, self-reliant and have a strong need to maintain quality and achieve a worthwhile result.

If you are interested in the above position and believe you have the qualifications and experience required to fulfil the role, please apply online with your CV on

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