Head Chef

08 Sep 2017
06 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Salary Details: Competitive Salary and Benefits Package, Flexible Shifts Available

This role is all about co-ordinating all aspects of kitchen production so that food is prepared to the agreed standard and that time deadlines are met
Key Responsibilities* To implement and supervise all aspects of kitchen control e.g. menus, hygiene, health and safety, staff, cleaning and waste control.* To identify and recruit all grades of staff under your control within the agreed guidelines.* To supervise and develop staff using the available company resources, to maximise their potential.* To order catering consumables from current nominated suppliers in line with Company* Purchasing policy.* To have full understanding of H.A.C.C.P, to ensure all staff adhere to H.A.C.C.P and all documentation are completed and sighed are by the appropriate members of staff* To complete monthly audits for kitchen reporting any finding to home manager* To prepare menus for the nursing home taking into account the content, balance, colour and nutritional values, inline with agreed budget.* To consult with residents on a regular basis to ensure that their needs and choices are being met.* To prepare special diets for residents as directed by the nursing staff.* To maintain the agreed stock levels of food.* To implement and maintain an agreed deep cleaning schedule for the kitchen.* To carry out stock takes at the end of each month.* To implement four weekly rota.* To work within agreed budget guidelines on staff costs and consumables and to co-operate in any action necessary so as to keep to budget.* To assist in the preparation of function menus and costing.* To co-operate with requests from the Home Manager and residents wherever possible.* To attend resident/relative meetings whenever possible.* To carry out staff supervision adhering to home policies.* To complete all staff personal development reviews. Skills & Experience* Significant and relevant high cover kitchen experience* Day to day management of a kitchen team, including staff meetings* Proven competency in nutritionally balanced menu planning* Ability to cater for specific dietary needs* Efficient ordering and record keeping* Stock control* Working within a budget* Proven communication skills, both written and verbal* Strong organisational and planning skills* Self motivated, flexible and enthusiastic* Works collaboratively with others sharing ideas and information at all times* bility to maintain staff discipline and morale* Has the ability to delegate stretching responsibilities to develop people* Effectively builds trust with a consistent approach between actions and words* Has the ability to raise standards through innovation and new ideas* Will take responsibility for issues and resolve them. Qualifications* GCSEs (or equivalent) including English and Maths* Catering Diploma (City & Guilds/BTEC)* Health and Safety and Food Hygiene CertificatesWhen our new care home in Bromsgrove opens in late 2017 it will offer the latest in quality care, luxury and choice.If you're looking for a care home in Bromsgrove for yourself or a loved one, our new home will change your view of care homes. Run by an experienced, skilled and passionate team, our new care home on Recreation Road will provide permanent nursing and residential care, as well as short term respite care for older people.
Our team will also deliver the latest in specialist dementia care for people living with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. Every aspect of your care will be entirely tailored to your unique needs and wishes.
Passionate and personalHere at Care UK we recruit people who have a passion for superb care and who love bringing a smile to each resident's face. We provide sector-leading training so that every team member can deliver the ultimate in quality care. Our team will develop strong bonds with you and your family, getting to know your personality and life story, your passions as well as your pet hates. That way we can be sure we're making each day the best it can be for you