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Cook (Care Home)

Posted 29 January by Orchard Care Homes Easy Apply Featured Ended

Orchard Care Homes - Lymewood Court, WA11

Hours - 17 hours per week

Pay £8.50 per hour

Once one of the UK’s richest areas in coal and coal mining, Haydock is still a vibrant community, mid-way between Manchester and Liverpool and also home to Haydock Racecourse. Lymewood Court caters to the varying needs of 46 residents, including young adults.

Orchard Mission: To be at the Heart of the Community

Our person-centered approach to care relies on the dedication and passion of our employees, who we expect to go the extra mile to improve the home experience and generate a relaxed and informal community within our homes.

It’s the attitude you can bring to Orchard Care Homes that we value, not necessarily your background of working in a care setting. We are looking for enthusiastic people to continue making our homes a rewarding and enjoyable place to live and work.


Minimum qualification of QCF/NVQ Level 2/City & Guilds 706/2 in Catering

Food Safety Level 2/Basic Food Hygiene certificate

Full understanding of HACCP process and implementation experience

Previous experience working in a busy kitchen environment

A passion for producing fresh, home cooked food, from scratch to the highest standard

Recipe costing skills and food budgeting experience

Leadership skills to supervise/lead the kitchen team

Good organisational skills. Ability to prioritise workloads


Previous management/supervisory experience

Experience of food preparation for the relevant Client group including Dysphagia

Values and commitment:

· Be polite, friendly, warm and supportive to the kitchen team, residents, Manager, staff and visitors.

· Enjoy a busy environment

· Be approachable and customer focused

· The ability to encourage teamwork and support the team, providing guidance on food related matters

· Strong personal qualities, reliable, punctual and smart appearance

· Eager to complete all training relevant to your role

All positions are subject to Criminal Records Disclosure

Benefits & Incentives

Ongoing training

Refer a friend scheme

Comprehensive Induction

Cost of DBS check paid for by the Company

Pension Scheme

Required skills

  • Chef
  • Food
  • Head Chef
  • Care Chef

Reference: 34339503

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