Cook (Care Home)

Location: Bideford
Job Type: Permanent
Salary: Competitive Salary
Reference: 8167
Contact Name: Joseph Haselgrove
Expiry Date: 2021-08-18
Cook (Full Time)

Are you an experienced cook, with experience working within the catering environment developing nutritious and healthy meals with a passion for menu innovation and development?

If this is you, my client based in the Bideford, Devon area is looking for a cook to join their well-established team on a full-time basis. The client is a well-established care provider in the area and supports service users with mental health needs.

If you are looking for your next role with a company that will support your professional growth and development this is the role for you!

Overview:
  • Salary – £19,890
  • Hours of Work – Full Time Permanent Position
  • Shifts – 9AM to 6PM on a 2-week rolling rota period (Week 1:  Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri / Week 2: Mon, Tue, Wed, Sat, Sun)
  • Area – Bideford, Devon

Responsibilities:
  • Developing healthy and balanced meals in consultation with the service users and staff amending / improving recipes based on feedback.
  • Being aware of the service users religious / cultural backgrounds and how these may impact on their dietary requirements.
  • Have a knowledge of health and safety requirements within the kitchen environment and ensuring that they are always followed.
  • Monitoring the stock within the kitchen and ensuring that orders are placed at appropriate times so that all required ingredients remain in stock.
  • Ensuring high levels of hygiene and cleanliness within the kitchen is maintained and kept to a high standard.
  • Ensuring that the meals always cater to all of the service users’ dietary requirements and that there is always an option that they will enjoy.
  • Adhering to strict food hygiene policies, ensuring that they are always followed and asserting that correct labels / food storage rules are followed.
  • Following the allergen rules on preparation, storage, and delivery to ensure that no cross contamination takes place within the catering function.

Skills:
  • Excellent communication skills will be essential as you will be working in a fun yet challenging environment and working well with your team will be a requirement for success.
  • A responsible and considerate attitude with a ‘can do’ mind-set will be required.
  • Due to the nature of the environment, you will be working in it is essential that you hold a clean DBS check.
  • A strong knowledge of food storage best practices, as you will be responsible for ensuring that all food is kept in the appropriate storage means as well as with correct labelling / date codes.
  • Strong interpersonal skills will be beneficial as you will need to maintain positive working relationships with members of your team as well as suppliers.
  • Hold an in-date level 2 Certificate in Food Hygiene and be able to supply a copy of this at time of appointment.

Benefits:
  • A competitive salary of £19,890.
  • Long term employment with a company that values its employees and will invest in your growth and development.
  • Excellent overtime opportunities.
  • Free DBS check at time of appointment.
  • Following successful appointment, relevant training and courses will be provided for professional advancement.
  • Competitive holiday entitlement.

The position of Cook is an exciting position where you will be responsible for playing a key role in the busy kitchen of a care home in the Bideford, Devon area. If you feel you are right for the position and are happy to travel to Bideford, Devon or want any further details, please do not hesitate to contact Joseph Haselgrove at our Peterborough office for a confidential chat.

This vacancy is advertised on behalf of gap personnel group (Quattro Recruitment Ltd & Quattro Healthcare Ltd) who operate as an Employment Business. gap personnel group is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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