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Chef - Stanley Wilson Lodge Care Home

Chef - Stanley Wilson Lodge Care Home

Posted 12 February by Excelcare Holdings

We are looking for an experienced and creative Chef to join our Stanley Wilson Lodge Care Home in Saffron Walden, Essex. You will become part of a compassionate and welcoming team providing physical, emotional, and social support and most importantly outstanding meal experiences for the people living in our care home. Your dedication, reliability and support will make a difference every day.

Excelcare is a family-owned care home group established for over 34 years. We provide the highest standards of care to older people with a range of needs including dementia, physical disabilities, and mental health issues. By joining us you will become one of the ‘family’ and in return for your dedication and hard work you can expect:

  • Salary: £13.00 - £14.70 per hour depending on experience and qualifications
  • 18 hours a week
  • 7am - 4pm X 2 times a week from Monday - Sunday. You will be required to work alternate weekends

About the role:

  • As the Care Home Chef, you will be required to prepare and cook nutritious meals using fresh ingredients.
  • Schedule weekly meal menus, paying attention to individual dietary requirements
  • Work with the Home Manager to ensure that ordering of stock is in line with budgetary requirements.
  • Work with healthcare professionals involved in the support of people living in our care homes to ensure meal plans and dietary requirements fall into individuals support plans and risk assessments.
  • Maintain quality assurance systems within the kitchen
  • Undertake supervision of other kitchen team members
  • Have a full understanding of Health & Safety as well as Food Hygiene issues, COSHH, and working within the guidelines relating to contamination and cross infection.
  • You will be involved in meaningful activities with the people living in our care home as well as always promoting independence, choice, dignity, and respect

What we are looking for from you:

  • Experience of cooking for large numbers
  • NVQ Level 2 in catering and hospitality
  • 2 years’ experience in a catering environment
  • 12 months experience in managing a kitchen
  • Excellent interpersonal skills as you will be involved in meaningful

What we offer in return for your hard work:

  • 28 Days holiday including bank holidays
  • Free on-site parking*
  • Enhancement to pay on bank holidays
  • Refer a Friend Scheme rewarding £500 for every person you refer
  • DBS certificate paid by Excelcare*
  • Comprehensive induction programme
  • Funded qualifications via the apprenticeship programme (where required)
  • Paid uniform
  • Employee of the month - £100 for outstanding contribution
  • Team appreciation week

*Terms and Conditions apply

If you are interested in the position, please apply online today – we look forward to hearing from you. 

Reference: 52118319

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