Cooking Validation Technologist

£22,000-£25,000 pa dependent on experience

+ Employee benefits

Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire

Consulting Technology

Supporting food manufacturers and retailers with product innovation including: rheology, new product development, value optimisation, instructional development, pilot plant, quality and food safety manufacturing, thermal processing, new technologies, and regulatory affairs.

Instruction Development Team

Do you have experience preparing food, working in a kitchen or as a chef?

Do you want to work Monday-Friday?

​Our food cooking and reheating instructions ensure that consumers can eat their food safely, avoiding potential microbiological risks, due to the accuracy and clarity of the instructions given by the manufacturer to cook the product effectively. Fortunately, our technical teams have unrivalled experience and knowledge across a broad range of heated products that might be configured and packaged in many ways.


  • ​Working on Food Product Instruction development contracts. Developing and verifying food product (both ready meals and raw meat) cooking instructions using a range of appliance types e.g. ovens, hobs, grills, steamers, microwave oven.
  • Support a mixture of contract, research and training projects for the section. This may involve supporting more senior staff with offsite project work – particularly around thermal processing.
  • Interpretation of data, results and preparation of contract reports.
  • Maintenance of equipment and records for business management system purposes, including maintenance and calibration of Instruction Development equipment – thermocouples, data loggers and cooking appliances.
  • Assist with hygiene/good housekeeping activities and operate a ‘clean as you go’ policy.


  • ​Chef or cooking experience.
  • An interest, ability and understanding of the cooking of food.
  • Ability to work alone on small projects and as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Flexible approach to working hours – Campden BRI standard hours, but with required flexibility, as needed, of starting earlier or finishing later.
  • As the job entails developing and validating the cooking instructions for food products, excellent practical skills with an emphasis on food preparation are required.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills to support client interaction.
  • Full UK/EU driving licence as occasional driving for work maybe required.



  • Reward platform with employee discounts and rewards
  • 25 days holiday + 8 bank holidays
  • Buy and sell holiday scheme
  • A generous work save pension scheme, with employee contributions matched by the company up to 10%
  • Culture focus around work/life balance (early finish Fridays)
  • Subsidised onsite restaurant

Additional information:

We're based in a rural location, so you must be able to drive and have your own transport.

We regret that we can't offer visa sponsorship for this role and any applicants must hold right to work in the UK.

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