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Food Development Chef


Job Description:

Bootlegger has an exciting career opportunity for an imaginative and innovative, fully qualified chef to join their new product development team. The successful candidate will be a strong leader who is passionate about creating exceptional cuisine with the highest standards in mind that works on a variety of projects.


Looking for someone who is up to date with modern food trends. Professional chefs with a 3-year culinary arts qualification from a recognised culinary / chef school or academy and excellent cooking skills are invited to apply.
  • Must be able to coordinate and manage a complete kitchen operation
  • Experience in new product development is advantageous
  • Applicants must be able to train and manage staff
  • A deep understanding of the food service / hospitality industry, both local and internationally
  • Sensory Evaluation Skills/Taste – the ability to distinguish and articulate ingredients, product quality, flavour profiles, and product attributes
  • Creative/Innovative
  • Product Development Skills – commercial aptitude – ability to understand and use financial indicators

  • Creation of seasonal menus
  • Responsible for applying their creative cooking skills to develop and upgrade menu
  • Food costing, profit and loss reporting, inventory management
  • Will be responsible for all kitchen control systems and stock management.
  • Focus will be food preparation and food quality control.
  • Good supervisory, planning and staff delegation to ensuring deadlines are met
  • Good administrative and computer skills – ordering, handovers, SOP’s
  • Knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and HACCP
  • Manage training and development of kitchen staff

Job Type: Full-time, Permanent
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