Westcountry Recruitment
Newton Abbot, Devon
19 Jul 2017
17 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Part Time
Chef for Residential care home - based in Newton Abbot

Our client is a residential care home for the elderly based in Newton Abbot who have an enviable reputation.

We are currently recruiting for a Chef to join their friendly team. You will work as part of a small team reporting directly to the Head Chef. You will work with the Head Chef to produce nutritional well-balanced meals for residents taking into account special dietary requirements. You will take pride in your work with an eye for detail and a willingness to develop.

• Oversee the catering provision for approx 80 residents taking into account dietary requirements and swallowing conditions
• Provide nutritional well-balanced meals for our residents taking into account special dietary requirements
• Oversee all health and safety requirements including HACCP and COSHH
• Ensure all equipment is clean and well maintained to a high standard
• Ensure all Food Safety guidelines are followed and all paperwork is accurate

• Person Specification
• Ability to maintain high standards of food preparation and service with an eye for detail, taking pride in your work at all times
• To be respectful and understanding of those around you
• To work safely and within the guidelines provided to maintain a high level of health and safety
• A flexible approach with the ability to make decisions and problem solve
• A good knowledge of COSHH, HACCP
• Knowledge of Food Information Regulations and Allergens
• Experience of working in a Care environment
• Experience of catering for special diets
• Experience in a similar role/environment
• Computer Literate
• An enhanced DBS check is required for this position

• 28 days holiday per year (pro rata for part time) including bank holidays
• Bank holiday working is double time OR time in lieu
• Refreshments provided whilst on duty
• Free car parking onsite
• Company pension available to all employees after 3-month service
• Perks at Work scheme - provides discounts and vouchers and promotions for employees, shopping, cinema, days out etc
• Free employee helpline

Hours: Straight shifts – Sunday - Tuesday 7.00 am -18.00 – Wednesday 7.00 am – 13.00 pm

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