Product Development Chefs
The drive for product innovation is critical for any progressive business and the Food and Beverage sector has seen significant change over recent years. The role of a Product Development Chef has adapted dramatically since it was first introduced in the late 1980’s into predominantly the retail and foodservice sectors. Now most branded and own label manufacturers will also call upon an Development Chef or team of Innovation professionals to help understand trends in food and bring to life the vison of Marketing colleagues with first to market new product ranges.
Many of the leading Michelin starred chefs around the globe will also have development chefs working for them. The future of food and how and what we eat frequently is in the hands of this cadre of skilled, professional and passionate chefs who can call on years of experience working in many of the finest restaurants in the world.
The increase in people’s knowledge about food and trends means new launches of restaurant concepts, menu changes on flights, or new food and beverage launches in retailers are critiqued and ultimately bought or not by a discerning customer base of “foodies”. The role of the Development Chef has never been more key top a business’s success.
Focus Management International can call upon our European offices to help attract the best talent from Europe to come to the region and have worked across every continent. Placing Development Chefs in some of the largest retailers, foodservice suppliers, branded restaurants and major food manufacturers across the globe, is one of our key strengths as a business.
Focus Management International’s Product Development Chef’s team is able to help attract this top level of candidate for both MNC’s and SME’s in the Middle East, Northern Africa and beyond. And because we exclusively focus on the Food & Beverage and FMCG industries, Consultants can benchmark these candidates against each other and do so every day.