Junior Development Chef

Reports to:

The Development Chef


Cheddar/Flax Bourton


Competitive salary, 20 days holiday + your birthday off, Health Care Scheme, Pension Scheme, bike to work scheme


Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

Company background:

FSC is a family business with 25 years of award winning experience in creating, rolling out and managing bespoke customer food-on-the-move solutions. Our customers include a selection of blue-chip companies in various industries. We offer a range of consultancy services drawing on our in depth knowledge of the food-on-the-move sector. Our Head Office is located in the world famous village of Cheddar and, although many of the team are based throughout the UK and Europe, we regularly gather together to review performance, share best practice.

The role will involve:

Supporting the Development Chefs in creating and perfecting new recipes. Freedom to be creative – see one of your creations on high street shelves!

Assisting with ordering ingredients based on customer’s specifications, (online, supplier and on-site grocery shopping). Assist with product focus groups and tasting meetings. General maintenance of the development kitchen, such as general cleaning, temperature control, stock control and maintenance.


Perform any other duties and objectives as required from time to time in order to contribute effectively to the achievement of the business aims and objectives. The number of hours per week will vary depending on business requirements, and the successful candidate must be able to work the hours and days each week requires.

The Necessary Skills:

A fantastic opportunity for a creative and knowledgeable chef to transfer from restaurant kitchens into the exciting world of NPD, (New Product Development). The successful candidate will be a competent chef and good all-rounder with an interest in all kinds of cuisine and disciplines. Diverse food knowledge and understanding of food trends is a key attribute, as well as a creative yet methodical approach to work.

The ideal candidate will have a positive can-do attitude and be able to get along with others as part of a tight knit team and a wider business. Excellent career potential for the right person. Training and support will be given.

Join a friendly team as part of a busy department and global business.

To apply for this role please send a CV and covering letter to Toril Simpson: Toril@thefscgroup.com