Head Chef

Recruiter
Care UK
Location
TN24 0LZ, Ashford
Salary
£15 - £16.66
Posted
21 Jun 2019
Closes
19 Jul 2019
Ref
SYS-10081
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Our highly trained and experienced team at Montfort Manor will deliver full time nursing and residential care, short term respite care as well as specialist dementia care. The team at Montfort Manor will get to know your loved one extremely well. In fact, we will work with all your family when your loved one first joins us, getting to know every aspect of their life and personality, their interests, preferences and wishes. Then we will create care and lifestyle plans – even menus – that are personalised for them, so that they can spend each day doing the things that bring them meaning, satisfaction and a sense of independence.  We believe that residents deserve the very best. That’s why Montfort Manor will have a wealth of superb facilities, from its own cafe – complete with freshly-baked cakes and speciality teas and coffees – to its own cinema and hair and beauty salon.

 

Work life balance...Three words that do not often come up in a chef’s vocabulary, yet this is exactly what Care UK is offering. With shifts including every other weekend off this is a great way for a chef to continue working with fresh food, cooked to the highest standards and still have time for family life outside work.

Care UK boasts an exceptional track record in regards to career progression with countless examples of chef’s progressing from sous chef level and gaining those elusive head chef positions. The training and culinary development throughout the business is highly regarded and if you are keen to learn new skills in this sector then this would be a great move for you.

You will get the chance to be involved in all aspects of the kitchen management; including motivating and leading the team, participating in breakfast lunch and dinner time services, ensuring food standards are kept high, ordering and supplier liaison, training and coaching more junior staff, potential for putting your ideas forward for the menu as well as ensuring all HACCAP and COSHH requirements.

NVQ level 2 and 3 cookery levels would be preferred but experience in similar roles in the care, hotel /restaurant industry or event catering but certainly working with fresh food.

If you have experience with dietary needs with clients and customers this would be a big advantage. You must be personable and a good communicator as a crucial part of the role will involve your liaison with the residents. You will need to show drive, ambition and an ability to motivate and nurture talent within the team.

In return for all your hard work you will be paid a competitive salary and be given every opportunity to progress and develop. As a Chef at Care UK, you can look forward to:

  • Competitive pay
  • Alternative weekend working
  • Bank holiday enhancements
  • Fast-track career options
  • Quality training to develop your skills
  • Stakeholder pension
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Free chef’s uniform
  • Thousands of online and in-store discounts-in Care UK

 

Think you have what it takes?! Then get in touch