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Posted 1 May by Oatleigh Care Homes Easy Apply Featured Ended

The post holder will usually be required to have NVQ Level 2/3 in Food Preparation/Catering and current Food Hygiene Certificate.

Previous experience in cooking for a residential care home is required.

Responsible to: Management

Pay rate: £ 10.00 to £ 16.00

Primary Purpose: To plan and provide nutritious meals to all service users on a daily basis, ensuring food purchased is fresh and within budget

To ensure all health and safety and environmental health standards are achieved and maintained

Overview of duties

  • Ensure that a good standard of hygiene and cleanliness is maintained throughout the kitchen, to meet the required standards of practice prescribed by Environmental Health Agencies
  • To conform to the Care Home’s hygiene procedures
  • Ensure all equipment is well maintained, in good working order and to log any defects and report to the manager
  • To prepare, cook and present well-balanced meals and beverages to the highest standard incorporating cultural and dietary needs as required by the residents and staff of the home
  • Work closely with residents to plan menus that reflect choice and preference
  • Work closely with the Home Manager to maintain the catering budget
  • Work closely with the Home Manager to ensure catering services are provided to residents to the appropriate standard
  • Maintain and Check First Aid equipment within the kitchen
  • Maintain an accurate stock control
  • Carry out good food management, temperature controls and HACCP documentation according to current Food Hygiene regulations

Direct and supervise all kitchen staff and ensure that they are aware of their responsibilities with regard to Food Hygiene and preparation, and Health and Safety requirements

Reference: 34187687

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