Head Chef

Canford Healthcare
Hampton, Greater London
£32000/annum + Benefits
17 Jul 2017
16 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Hampton Care have a vacancy for a full time Head Chef working 40 hours per week.

Hampton Care’s philosophy is to create a secure, relaxed, happy and homely atmosphere for the residents to live in and for the staff to work in. We specialise in providing quality nursing and residential care for the elderly.

Head Chef key duties include:

* To cook meals and prepare snacks and beverages in line with the needs and preferences of the residents.
* To plan and maintain menus of varied, balanced and interesting meals for residents, staff and visitors, including preparation of special dietary meals when required
* To prepare meal ingredients.
* Order all food and cleaning materials for the kitchen area, with the Registered Manager’s approval. Control stock and maintain proper records and ensure that storage of food is in accordance with environmental health.
* To ensure high standards of cleanliness in the kitchen area.
* Ensure that meal choices reflect the diversity of the residents in the Home.
* To keep proper records for the monitoring and review of the agreed catering budget and to ensure that it is not exceeded.
* To liaise with care staff concerning any changes in a resident’s dietary habits, in particular where a resident refuses food.


* To manage all staff in the kitchen area including carrying out regular supervision and annual appraisals in line with company policy.
* To plan staff rotas ensuring full coverage and any annual leave is planned and covered in advance for your staff.

Requirements for Role

* Proven background as a Sous Chef or Head Chef for a minimum of 2 years
* Ability to drive standards
* Adopts a ‘hands on’ attitude
* HACCP trained
* Able to manage staff in a calm professional manner
* Possesses organisational skills, and forward thinking to prevent wastage

In return, we will offer you:

* Competitive Salary
* 5.6 weeks leave per year
* Full induction, training and ongoing support
* Discounts at Major High Street Retailers
* Free Fruit and filtered water

Hampton Care is part of the Canford Healthcare group.

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