Head Chef - Frethey House
£10.54 Per Hour
40 Hours per week
We are delighted to be looking for an experienced and passionate Head Chef to join Frethey House in Taunton, Somerset.
This is an exciting time to be joining the home where we provide specialist nursing and dementia care for elderly residents
Reporting to the Home Manager, you will organise and control the efficient and economic production of quality food within the allowed budget, whilst maintaining high standards of cleanliness and hygiene.
Prepare, cook and serve hot and cold meals, as and when required
Provide for special dietary requirements where necessary, and take into account the preferences of individual Clients
Responsible for the management of kitchen porter
Liaise with the Home Manager when planning / costing menus in order to provide a balanced nutritious diet, making the best use of available fresh foods
Conduct basic food hygiene training for all Care Staff involved in handling and delivery of food
Maintain and improve professional knowledge and competence
Ensure statutory Health and Safety standards in the kitchen and dining areas
Ensure all crockery and equipment is cleaned and stored appropriately, and that the overall cleaning of the kitchen area (and, where appropriate, the dining areas) is carried out effectively
Understand, and ensure the implementation of, the Care Centres Health and Safety policy, and Emergency and Fire procedures
Promote safe working practice in the Care Centre
Adhere to all Company policies and procedures within the defined timescales
Ensure all equipment is clean and well maintained
Carry out any other tasks that may be reasonably assigned to you
Experience of autonomous working in catering environment
Food/Hygiene certificate and/or City and Guilds 706 – 1&2 or equivalent
Good Communication Skills
Ability to plan and prepare meals which are in keeping with special dietary requirements
This is a full-time position, working 40 hours per week including alternative weekend with a salary offered of £10.54 per hour. If you have the skills, experience and passion to join Frethey House, please click ‘APPLY’
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