Head Cook - Cambridge/Buchan - Cambridge

02 Dec 2017
03 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Buchan House, Cambridge now require a Head Cook to join their team, working 42 hours per week.Excelcare are a family owned care business which has been established for over 20 years. Our aim is to provide excellent care to all our residents.Job Purpose:To prepare and provide both nutritionally and satisfying meals for all residents.The Head Cook will lead and manage the catering team and work closely with other departments making sure that the highest service standards are met.The Head Cook will ensure that the catering services maintain the Companies standards of food safety and hygiene and maintain a safe working environment.Responsibilities:Overall responsibility for the catering services within the home.The Head Cook is responsible for all catering staff, leading, supervising and coaching team members and performance management.Ensure that the rota is completed in a timely manner and the correct levels of staff are on shift at any time.Have a comprehensive understanding of Health & Safety as well as Food Hygiene issues.Ensure that all safety and food safety and hygiene paperwork is completed as specified in Food Safety Manual and filed.Responsible for ensuring that the kitchen team deliver at least the minimum catering services specification as outlined in the Restaurant Services Manual.Ensure the nutritional content of the meals provided cater for the dietary needs of all residentsEnsure that any requirements from internal and external audits are actioned within the agreed timescales.Person Spec:Two years minimum experience in a similar role or a catering background with 12 months, minimum, hands on experience in managing a kitchenPossess intermediate food safety and hygiene certificateSupervisory and management experienceGood verbal and written communication skillsProficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Excel, Word)Ability to work flexible hoursHere are some of the amazing benefits on offer in return for your hard work:Annual Pay ReviewsGenerous Holiday AllowanceDBS Check paid by companyWeekend and Bank holiday pay enhancementsPension - Employees will be automatically enrolled into our designated workplace pension scheme.Free learning and development - You will be given the opportunity to develop yourself and advance your career through knowledge, skills and professional qualifications.Long service award - Recognition for service and commitment.Employee of the Month and the Excelcare Awards - Recognition of our committed people across the business for a job very well done.Refer a friend scheme - Introduce a friend and earn a generous financial reward.Depending on your role you could also receive; free parking, free food on shift, flexible working, free uniform We are an equal opportunities employer.Apply today for a rewarding career!!!