Head Chef - High Wycombe

Gracewell Healthcare
High Wycombe
£29,000 - £32,000/Year
02 Dec 2017
10 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Salary of up to 32K plus fantastic benefits!
Gracewell Healthcare is creating a new generation of luxury boutique care homes in the UK. Each one represents care the way it should be: built around the unique needs of each individual. We provide quality care in luxury care homes that are beautifully designed. We pay attention to the smallest details to deliver best-in-class personalised care. And we are driven by our commitment to providing the best possible care for each and every one of our residents. The Head Chef is responsible for dining operations in the home adhering to Gracewell policies and procedures. You will report to the Home Manager with responsibility for procurement, preparation and service of food per Gracewell Menu Programme. Your experience will demonstrate financial management of food and dining services and being able to maintain labour costs and manage supplies to budget control expectation. The Head Chef is responsible for recruitment of all catering staff, leading, supervising and coaching team members identifying any training need requirements. You will deliver a seamless food service ensuring safe food handling at all times for the prevention of food borne illnesses and sanitation cleanliness of all food service areas. Other administration duties will include accurate record keeping, inventory and rotation management of products for regulatory compliance ensuring the smooth running of the kitchen at all times. Minimum two years experience in similar role as a Head Chef / Catering Manager with hands on experiencePossess 706/1 706/2 or equivalent NVQ qualificationsPossess intermediate food hygiene certificatePossess knowledge of nutrition and therapeutic dietsSupervisory and management experienceAbility to handle multiple prioritiesAbility to delegate assignments to the appropriate individuals based on their skills, roles and interestsPossess effective written and verbal communication skills and the ability to facilitate small group presentationsCompetent in organisational, time management skillsDemonstrates good judgment, problem solving and decision making skillsDemonstration of proficiency in computer skills, Microsoft Office (Windows, Outlook, Excel) and Sunrise applications with the ability to learn new applicationsAbility to work flexible hoursExperience in creative menu writing desirableAbility to train kitchen staff in all areaHoliday pay'Your choices' voluntary benefits - employee discounted schemeChildcare vouchersFlu VaccinationEmployee Assistance schemeCycle to work scheme with Halfords