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Head Chef

Head Chef - Nuneaton, Warwickshire

Salary: £11 per hour

The Company

Our established client is looking for an experienced full-time Head Chef to work a shift pattern of 40 hours per week, 7:30-16:00, including alternate weekends.

The Role

To organise and control the efficient and economic production of high quality food within the allowed budget whilst maintaining high standards of cleanliness and hygiene in line with EHO regulations.


? Prepare, cook and serve hot meals as and when required
? Provide 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 food product.
? Arrange/participate in Staff and service user meetings as required.
? Maintain accurate records of food supplies and freezer/fridge temperatures.
? Ensure stock rotation.

Order stocks and check deliveries.

Check and value stock as required by the Home Manager.
? Prepare Staff rota for the kitchen.
? Interview for new staff members with the Home Manager as and when required, in line with the Company's Recruitment Policy.
? Ensure statutory Health & Safety standards in the kitchen and dining areas.
? Ensure all crockery and equipment is cleaned and stored appropriately and that the overall cleaning of the kitchen area (and where appropriate, the dining areas) is carried out effectively.
? Report immediately to your Manager any illness of an infectious nature of accident incurred by a service user, colleague, self or another.
? Understand and ensure the implementation of the care centre's Health & Safety policy and Emergency and Fire procedures.
? Report to the Home Manager, or the Handyperson, any faulty appliances, damaged furniture, equipment or any potential hazard.
? Promote safe working practice in the Care Centre
? Supervise and instruct kit