Bakery specialists, Lantmännen Unibake UK welcomes Chris Bernard to its growing NPD team, as Senior Development Chef.
With a successful career and over 20 years of pastry experience, French-born Bernard has worked as Head Pastry Chef for some of the most renowned international names in food, including Alain Ducasse, Jason Atherton and Paul Rhodes, taking him to France, Switzerland, Mexico, Lebanon and the UK.
In his latest move, Bernard joins from Creams Café, where his role as Head NPD Chef involved creating menu concepts, as well as working with the internal restaurant, purchasing and manufacturing teams to deliver finished products.
Bernard will be based at the company’s Bedford development site, joining the team headed up by Marketing and Innovation Director, Peter Drew. He commented: “Chris has a clear passion and drive, which has led to an extensive career working for some of the best in the business. His experience travelling the world, has expanded his culinary palette and knowledge of the craft, which he brings with him to his new role at Lantmännen Unibake UK. We’re delighted to have him and his talent on board, where he will support the team in delivering concepts and products that help to drive the business’ category plans, as well as working directly with customers on bespoke projects and requirements.”
On his new role, Bernard commented: “I’m very excited to join a business that is at the forefront of pastry trends. Throughout my career, I’ve enjoyed experimenting and pushing the boundaries with flavours and applications. This new opportunity will allow me to look towards global influence and changing consumer demands, working directly with customers to frame the next big pastry obsession for the UK.”
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