We are currently recruiting a Cook to join our team at Broughton Lodge.
Located in beautiful grounds, Broughton Lodge is a grand Victorian house which is a specialist residential home for young adults with autism, learning disabilities and complex needs. We aim to provide a safe, comfortable and effective care environment for those we look after.
As a Cook, a key aspect of your role will be to liaise with the Manager when planning/costing menus in order to provide a balanced nutritious diet, making the best use of fresh foods, as available.
To be able to prepare, cook and serve meals, hot and cold, as appropriate. Responsible for providing special diets where necessary as well as taking into account the preferences of individual residents.
To be able to maintain an accurate record/list of food supplies, freezer temperature requirements, etc. where requested/required while ensuring Statutory Health and Safety Standards in the kitchen and dining areas.
NVQ2 or equivalent or evidence of the same experience in catering
Basic Food Hygiene Certificate is not essential as training will be given on site.
Have an expertise in dietary requirements (i.e. Halal/diabetic/vegan)
Knowledge of nutrition and have the ability to plan nourishing and attractive menus within available budgets.
Why join us?
In return we offer many benefits which include: training on site, paid DBS, pension scheme, staff uniform, free meals and childcare vouchers. We also offer the cycle to work scheme and free parking on site. Also, we are currently looking into a shuttle service to help staff to our location.
Please note – this role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 as you will be in contact with vulnerable adults. Therefore all candidates invited for interview will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check and any offer of employment is subject to successful clearance.
If you are looking for a truly rewarding career with great prospects then we would love to hear from you.
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