Head Chef – Care Home
|Location||England, London, Purley|
|Contact Name||Scattergoods Agency Ltd|
|Salary||Up to £14 per hour + + Excellent Benefits|
We are delighted to be looking for an experienced and passionate Head Chef to join this Care Home near Purley, Surrey.
As the Head Chef you will be reporting to the Home Manager, you will organise and control the efficient and economic production of quality food within the allowed budget, whilst maintaining high standards of cleanliness and hygiene. You will be catering for a maximum of around 60 residents when full.
Head Chef Main Responsibilities:
-Prepare, cook and serve hot and cold meals, as and when required
-Provide for special dietary requirements where necessary, and take into account the preferences of individual Clients
-Responsible for the management of a small kitchen team
-Liaise with the Home Manager when planning / costing menus in order to provide a balanced nutritious diet, making the best use of available fresh foods
-Conduct basic food hygiene training for all Care Staff involved in handling and delivery of food
-Maintain and improve professional knowledge and competence
-Ensure statutory Health and Safety standards in the kitchen and dining areas
-Ensure all crockery and equipment is cleaned and stored appropriately, and that the overall cleaning of the kitchen area (and, where appropriate, the dining areas) is carried out effectively
-Understand, and ensure the implementation of, the Care Centres Health and Safety policy, and Emergency and Fire procedures
-Promote safe working practice in the Care Centre
Head Chef Person Specification:
-Experience of autonomous working in catering environment
-Food/Hygiene certificate and/or City and Guilds 706 – 1&2 or equivalent
-Good Communication Skills
-Ability to plan and prepare meals which are in keeping with special dietary requirements
-Experience working to strict budgets
Why join the team?
-One place of work – they operate residential/supported living services, meaning you’ll not need to worry about travelling from location to location.
-Flexible hours – enabling you to balance work and home life.
-Voluntary Benefits Package – offering amazing retail discounts at over 8,000 locations nationwide, enabling staff to make savings of up to £1,500 per year
-Personalised career path ladders including support with your Care Certificate to ensure fulfilling career development
-Learning and Development programme with full induction training
-Employee Assistance Programme
-Refer a Friend Scheme – Money for referring a nurse to them + More
As the Head Chef you will be required to work 44 hours per week over 4 days, 7am-6pm, working every 3rd weekend.
Due to the location you must have your own transport.
This Head Chef position offers an excellent work life balance and salary package.
Scattergood’s are acting as an agency on behalf of this vacancy. In line with UK Immigration and Employment Law, only applicants eligible to live and work in the UK need apply. For this position, and other live vacancies, please visit our website www.scattergoods.co.uk
Click Here to apply online now, or call Scattergoods Agency Ltd on 01483 461960