Kitchen Manager

Exemplar Health Care
£8.85/hr to £9.30/hr depending on experience
15 Sep 2017
28 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Kitchen Manager


£8.85 to £9.30/hr depending on experience

"I think all the staff do a great job, they have a lot of patience. I admire them and think they are marvellous" - that's what a relative told us in a recent survey. That's a great thing to hear about the team at Parkside, a 20 bed home which offers care to young adults with complex mental health needs including Huntington's disease and neurological disorders.

This role is all about ensuring that services users are offered meals which are nutritious, balanced and appetising, whilst catering for their dietary needs, likes and dislikes. There are lots of opportunity to assist and coordinate cookery based activities with our residents.

Key tasks will include:

- Maintaining a balanced and varied menu
- Meeting with service users to identify their food likes/dislikes
- Menu planning in advance, ensuring that choice is offered for every meal
- Preparing and cooking food in an a safe manner
- Preparing a well balanced diet for those with medical conditions or faiths which require special diets
- Ensuring that all food hygiene standards are complied with, completing all relevant checks and records
- Ensuring that the kitchen is staffed appropriately and that the team is provided with a full induction and training and development programme
- Controlling stock and purchases, working within an allocated budgets

Additionally, you'll attend meetings with the Hotel Services Advisor, keep up to date with new legislation and standards and deal with compliments, complaints and feedback.

We would expect that you will have Food Hygiene Level 3 or be working towards it, and have previous experience in a similar position.

What do we offer:

- Competitive salary and attractive benefits package
- A comprehensive induction programme with opportunities for further training and development
- Genuine prospects of career progression
- A challenging and rewarding working environment
- Employee benefits scheme - online shopping discounts and vouchers

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