RETAIL FOODS DEVELOPER – Cape Town


This well-known national Health Food Brand and supplier to the FMCG sector is expanding its CREATIVE FOODS Division to include additional local and international outlets. The company head offices are based in Cape Town and are in need of a talented and creative professional CHEF (Sous Chef level) with experience in RETAIL PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT specifically in the health foods / organics / FINE FOODS environment.

PLEASE NOTE: This position is first and foremost ideally suited to a CULINARY PROFESSIONAL who has worked as a senior chef BUT who has the added experience in developing RETAIL PRODUCTS.

Minimum Requirements
Professional Cheffing Qualification AND / OR
National Diploma Food Technology or BSc in Food Science Degree
Experience within a top FINE DINING a la carte environment leading the team
At least 2 years’ experience working in a Food Facility (Fresh Produce / Retail Food)
Experience in Menu DESIGN, Trend-setting PLATING innovation, RECIPE engineering essential
Knowledge of HACCP and Food Safety systems.
Familiar with relevant labeling regulations, SA Food Regulations, SABS Standards etc.
Valid Driver’s license

Job Outline
Responsible for supplier interaction including visits, correspondence on day to day issues, SWOT analysis and periodic review meetings
Dealing with Innovations Kitchen team in designing NEW FOODS flavour profiles, presentation and packaging
Costing and Yield analysis for all new products
Coordination and planning of the product range including PROCESS TECHNOLOGY
Product Research and Development of new retail food ranges
Customer / client interaction regarding on-going Quality Assurance & Control of products.
Responsible for compiling and review of Product Specifications and Standard Operating Procedures.
Maintenance of Food Safety at all levels.
Liaising with government Departments & Regulations authorities


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