Agency Relief DBS Chef's / Cooks wanted for schools and care homes- x5 Location: Alfreton and surrounding areas, Belper,Ripley Matlock,Bakewell, BuxtonContract type: Temporary some contracts...
Fantastic opportunity to work in a warm and friendly environment
Chef/Cook 35 hours per week
£8.75 - £9.50 per hour
Reporting to the home manager.
Take responsibility for, organising and controlling the efficient and economic production of quality food within the allowed budgets, whilst maintaining high standards of cleanliness and hygiene in line with environment heath officer regulations.
Skills, Knowledge & Qualifications:
Required: City & Guilds 706 - 1 & 2, or equivalent qualification (achieved or working towards) and a strong team player and leader.
Satisfactory policy check and enhanced DBS will be carried out.
Basic Food Hygiene Certificate, good communication skills and the ability to work on own initiative.
Intermediate Food Hygiene Certificate Previous management or supervisory experienced , Experience of food preparation for the relevant Service User group
Prepare, cook and serve hot and cold meals, as and when required, provided for special dietary requirements where necessary and take into account the preferences of individual service users.
Liaise with the Home Manager when planning/costing menus in order to provide a balanced nutritious diet, making the best use of available fresh foods. Participate in staff and service user meetings as required.
Training and Development:
Supervise and instruct kitchen staff members in the use of all equipment and hygiene procedures, giving help and guidance where appropriate. Conduct Basic Food Hygiene training for all care centre staff involved in handling and delivery of food.
Maintain and improve professional knowledge and competence. Attend mandatory training days/course, on or off site as and when required.
Maintain accurate records of food supplies, and freezer/fridge temperatures. Ensure stock rotation. Assist in the ordering of stocks and checking of deliveries, and check and value stocks as required by the Home Manager
Human Resources (HR):
Prepare Staff rota for Kitchen interview for new staff members with the home manager as and when required.
Health & Safety:
Ensure all crockery and equipment is cleaned and stored appropriately, and that the overall cleaning of the kitchen area and dining areas is carried out effectively.
Ensure statutory Health & Safety standards in the kitchen and dining areas
Report immediately to the Home Manager or person in charge any illness of an infectious nature or accident incurred by a service users, colleague, self or another.
Understand and ensure the implementation of the care centres Health & Safety policy and emergency and fire procedures
Report to the Home Manager, handyperson or person in charge any faulty appliances, damaged furniture equipment or any potential hazard and promote safe working practice in the care centre.
Promote and ensure the good reputation of the care centre and the company.
Ensure that all information of confidential nature gained in the course of duty is not divulged to third parties.
Notify the Home Manager or person in charge as soon as possible of your inability to report for duty and also on your return to work from all periods of absence.
Ensure the security of the care centre is maintained at all times.
Adhere to all company policies and procedures within the defined timescales.
Ensure all equipment is clean and well maintained.
Carry out any other tasks that may be reasonably assigned to you
This Job Description indicates only the main duties and responsibilities of the post. It is not intended as an exhaustive list.