Development Assistant (Food)

DELI LITES are currently recruiting for a Development Assistant to assisting the development chef to create New, Exciting and Innovative Bakery Goods, Sandwiches, Salads and other Food To Go products with an emphasis on current and future trends in line with the overall company strategy. Will also be involved in the DELI LITES Food Truck and help and work in this area. The post holder will at all times represent the company to the highest standards

Job Description

As Development Assistant you will echo the quality, legality and authenticity of all our values at DELI LITES and give customers the opportunity to achieve their extraordinary results through the passion we have for our people and food. At DELI LITES we have a commitment diversity, equity, and inclusion in all that we do and welcome applications from all sections and groups within the community.

DELI LITES are currently recruiting for a Development Assistant to assisting the development chef to create New, Exciting and Innovative Bakery Goods, Sandwiches, Salads and other Food To Go products with an emphasis on current and future trends in line with the overall company strategy. Will also be involved in the DELI LITES Food Truck and help and work in this area. The post holder will at all times represent the company to the highest standards

As Development Assistant you will echo the quality, legality and authenticity of all our values at DELI LITES and give customers the opportunity to achieve their extraordinary results through the passion we have for our people and food. At DELI LITES we have a commitment diversity, equity, and inclusion in all that we do and welcome applications from all sections and groups within the community.

Your Duties:

· Working with the development chef, to introduce new products/ranges to the business in line with the company strategy eg, Sandwiches, Salads, Dressings, Snacks and Bakery with a focus on Current and Future Trends. Attention to detail will be a must for this role.

· To maintain the Food Hub in a clean and hygienic manner and maintain all areas in line with GMP.

· Concept Sample Development

· Help with product presentations

· Help with Kitchen and Pre-Production Trials

· Take Stage Photos to populate specifications

· Product Samples for customers to be presented in a way that excites and exceeds customer expectation.

· Ensure all samples are created in accordance with BRC

· Product Creation for Shelf-Life Analysis – both sensory in house and external micro

· Help with Product handovers to factory

· Aid Product launches

· Serve in and maintain the Food truck when in operation.

· Create products for the food truck

· Ensure product samples sent to customers are made to specification and customer requirements prior to dispatch.

· Ensure safe development of products by using suppliers with appropriate credentials and raw materials that do not put product safety at risk or that of other raw materials.

· Help with bench marking and quality assessments of product on an on-going basis to include Taste Testing, Compliance to Specification and Benchmarking

· Help Manage the Food Hub Kitchen to ensure that it is Audit Ready at all times

· Support Research and Development Projects undertaken by the NPD Department.

· Actively promote a healthy, clean, safe, secure and productive working environment

Desired Criteria:

· Demonstrable experience in a food manufacturing environment

· Proven experience in a previous role

· Experience in effective stores and warehouse management.

· Strong project management skills

In Return you will receive:

· Competitive Salary

· Discounted Award Winning Sandwiches, Salads, Wraps, Traybakes and Treats

· Free On-Site Parking

· Cycle To Work Scheme

· Staff Mental Health and Wellbeing Programme

· Staff Events

· Staff Learning and Development Opportunities

To Apply send your CV to [email protected]