Asst Head Chef

Greycoat Lumleys
Saint Albans
19 Mar 2017
18 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

An old client of Greycoat Lumleys, based in St Albans, has a job for a Asst Head Chef to join their kitchen team of a high quality residential home. The kitchen operates two shifts, so they are looking for one Head Chef to lead an already established team.

As a Asst Head Chef, the candidate will be responsible for helping to manage the operation of the kitchen including food production, staff management, supplies, presentation/service and record management and compliance with quality and safety standards. The duties will include: Food Preparation: Preparing, cooking and serving of delicious and nutritious hot and cold meals, as and when required for both clients and staff. Ensuring all meals are of the highest possible quality and attractively presented. Providing for special dietary requirements where necessary and taking into account the preferences of individual Clients Communication: Participating in staff and client meetings as required. Assisting in planning/costing menus in order to provide a balanced nutritious diet, making the best use of available fresh foods. Budgetary/Financial Control: Maintaining accurate records of food supplies, waste and hazard analysis, and freezer/fridge temperatures as required by regulatory bodies and the company. Ensuring stock rotation. Assisting in the ordering of stocks and checking of deliveries, and checking and valuing stocks as required by the home manager and head chef. Ensuring the correct and economical use of provisions and equipment within budgetary guidelines. Training and Development: Supervising and instructing kitchen staff members in the use of all equipment and hygiene procedures, and giving help and guidance where appropriate. Maintaining and improving professional knowledge and competence. Attending mandatory training days/courses, on or off site, as and when required. Health and Safety: Ensuring statutory health and safety standards in the kitchen and dining areas. Making certain that chemicals / kitchen equipment are used correctly and safety procedures adhered to at all times. Ensuring 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. Reporting immediately to the home manager, or person in charge, any illness of an infectious nature or accident incurred by a client, colleague, self or another. Understanding and ensuring the implementation of the home’s health and safety, infection control and hygiene policies, and emergency and fire procedures. Reporting to the home manager, or the maintenance person, any faulty appliances, damaged furniture, equipment or any potential hazard. Promoting safe working practice at the Home. General: Contributing to the safeguarding of adults by ensuring you are aware of your role in relation to the home’s safeguarding adult’s policy, taking steps to protects residents from any form of abuse or neglect and use the appropriate reporting mechanisms to inform the home’s management of any concerns. Adhering to all new, and changes in local and central government initiatives as and when they are implemented.

Promoting a positive personal/professional profile within the local community and ensuring the good reputation of the home at all times. Ensuring that all information of confidential nature gained in the course of duty is not divulged to third parties. This is not intended as an exhaustive description of duties and responsibilities and may be amended following consultation with the post holder. The right candidate will have previous experience in the catering and hospitality industry and have a full understanding of a full commercial kitchen. Relevant catering qualifications are desirable, but Food Safety/Food Hygiene certificates are essential. Location: St Albans, Hertfordshire Start: ASAP Hours: 5 days out of 7 -

TBC Salary: £30,000 for the right candidate

Responsible Consultant: Darren Lewis