Posted 13 May by Happy Hours Care Ltd

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The Head Chef/Cook is responsible for producing high-quality home-made food and beverage offerings that contribute to the nutritional health and well-being of residents. They will manage food stock, adhere to budgetary constraints, and maintain rigorous standards of cleanliness and food safety. Additionally, the Head Chef/Cook will lead the kitchen team to ensure smooth operations.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepare, cook, and serve home-made meals using fresh ingredients in accordance with food buying and menu standards.
  • Manage the ordering, storage, and inventory of food stock while adhering to budgetary constraints.
  • Organize and efficiently manage the kitchen team, supervising their daily tasks and providing mentor for their learning and development.
  • Ensure consistent standards of food presentation and service throughout the facility.
  • Maintain cleanliness and upkeep of the kitchen and food preparation areas and promptly report any faults or breakdowns
  • Accommodate resident's dietary requirements, cultural preferences, and special dietary needs.
  • Promote the therapeutic values of the food and beverage offerings. Solicit feedback from residents through regular participation in activities and surveys.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Proven experience as a Chef/Cook, preferably in a healthcare or senior living environment.
  • Strong leadership and team management skills. Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities.
  • Certification in food handling and safety regulations is preferred.
  • Food Hygiene Certificate at a minimum of Level 2, Understanding of Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points and S/NVQ 2 or equivalent in Catering and Hospitality or Professional Cookery is preferred

Required skills

  • Catering
  • Food Preparation
  • Food Safety
  • Hospitality
  • Hygiene

Application question

Have you worked before in care homes or willing to work?

Reference: 52643244

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