Product Development Chef (Fixed Term - 32 Months)

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University of West London
Ealing, London
22 Jul 2017
21 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Title: Product Development Chef (Fixed Term - 32Months)

Salary: £35,226 - £42,789 per annum

Ref: HOSP087

The University of West London is a leading modern university specialising in the education and development of exceptional creative, business and service professionals.

The London Geller College of Hospitality and Tourism is one of the leading European higher education institutions in hospitality, tourism and airport management and recognised a Centre of Excellence by the UK Learning Skills Council. Part of the University of West London, the College enjoys an international reputation for teaching excellence and innovation, as well as strong links with business and industry. The College’s Food Studies field prides itself for developing a 'new generation of leaders’ for the foodservice sector, equipped with strong food production, service, science and management skills.

The College is developing the West London Food Innovation Lab (WLFIL) which will provide the infrastructure necessary for start-up and established SMEs in the food and beverage sector to engage with the scientific community in order to develop and commercialise innovative products.

The New Product Development Chef will be a full-time post, subject to a probationary period of six months, currently secured for 32.5 months. The post holder will offer expertise that will support businesses in the Food & Beverage Sector to enhance their product lines through the creative development, scientific testing and sensory evaluation of innovative F&B concepts, recipes and production methods and able to actively engage with the most appropriate beneficiary groups.

The candidate should have a demonstrable track record of food and beverage product development and should hold a degree in professional cookery, culinary arts, food product management, food technology or related field. An Intermediate Food Hygiene Certificate or Level 3 in Food Safety is essential.

The candidate must also have knowledge and experience of menu compilation, costing and sustainability and in working within a team in a commercial kitchen (Head Chef experience highly desirable).

Please be advised that it is expected that appointment within a grade will normally be at the minimum point.

Closing date for receipt of applications to the above post is Wednesday 26 July 2017

Interviews are scheduled to take place week commencing Monday 7 August 2017.

CVs without an online application will not be accepted.