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Head Chef

Location

Sherborne, Dorset

Salary & Benefits

£11.54 per hour to £12.54 per hour at weekends

Vacancy Type

Full Time

Closing Date

12/10/2021

Head Chef

36 hours per week

The Old Vicarage

Sherborne

 

Our Home

Set in secluded, beautifully landscaped gardens, woodland and meadow, and with stunning views overlooking the Dorset countryside, it’s hard to resist the charms of the Old Vicarage. As soon as you step through the front door of this charming country house, you’ll discover an oasis of comfort, warmth, calm and relaxation.

Skills and experience for the Head Chef opportunity;

  • Previous experience working as a professional Chef/Cook within an elderly care environment is desirable.
  • Experience of designing and cooking nutritionally balanced meals incorporating any specific dietary requirements.
  • Excellent planning, organisational and presentation skills.
  • A proven ability to work as part of a team.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • An ability to take a pro-active approach.
  • Excellent attendance and time keeping record.
  • Being able to work flexible hours across all shifts.

Main Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • To ensure that the delivery of meals meets the residents individual plan of care in order that any special dietary or meal presentation wishes are accommodated.
  • To maintain adequate stocks to enable all kitchen staff to have the necessary supplies needed to meet their menu requirements.
  • To ensure that effective procedures are in place and followed by all kitchen staff.
  • Ensure all kitchen staff have the necessary skills for completing their duties by facilitating regular meetings and supervisions with members of the kitchen team, carry out annual appraisals of all kitchen staff and ensure statutory and mandatory training updates are carried out annually.
  • To audit kitchen procedures monthly.
  • To ensure the strict adherence to the health and safety within the kitchen areas.
  • To ensure that the appropriate temperature checks are adhered to.

Healthcare Homes offer an Employee Assistance Programme which is immediate access to a confidential telephone counselling and legal information service which operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to include support such as financial and family concerns.