Richard Squire has secured the post of consultant chef and will play a key role in creating food samples during cookery demonstrations to show what the company's ingredients can offer.
The chef will also advise Ulrick & Short on how to incorporate the correct ingredients into products while maximising flavours.
Commenting on the appointment, Ulrick & Short's director Adrian Short said: "Our hands-on approach to the new product development process combines food technology and culinary flair along with expert guidance from our experienced food technologists.
"Our commitment to innovation and new product development is a key to our success. Whatever the requirement, we work in partnership with our customers, planning and building long-term solutions."