Productive, continuously learning and adapting to an ever changing environment..
Development chef (Former Employee) – Shoreham by Sea, ENG – 6 January 2016
The day consisted mainly of this list below:
Plan Schedule for the day with the Development team.
Make samples to send out to prospective customers.
Make and send off samples to go to the Lab for Nutritionals & Shelf life testing,
Do Organoleptic testing on new products going forwards.
Review new Concepts and Bench Mark with competitors products.
Keep detailed records of all changes on excel.
Liaise with production and management to run pre-production trials.
Order and test new ingredients and review with the technical department for approval.
The list is probably exhaustive.
It is a very competitive environment to work in, which kept you working hard, but everyone pulled together as a team when there were tight deadlines.
The hardest part of the job was keeping up with the ever changing skills and Knowledge required to maintain the quality of work and adhere to changing policies for working in a Low and High Risk environment.
Due to working in a small team we were not always working together. So the most enjoyable moments were probably when we were able to work as a team and able to communicate more, which seemed more efficient.