Cook in Ware - CV-Library

Cook in Ware - CV-Library

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Ware, England
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Full Time
Date Posted
4 days ago

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Ashwood Care Home

Head Chef

Hours: 40 hours per week

Runwood Homes is one of the UK’s largest residential elderly care providers recently placed in the top 20 care home groups in the uk. The Group operates 76 homes in England and Northern Ireland under three brands, Runwood Senior Living, Sanders Senior Living and Kathryn Homes (Northern Ireland only).

Runwood Homes Group invests heavily in internal, external, and e-training programmes for our staff at every level. As we move forward our reputation for providing innovative care for people living with dementia continues to grow.

We are currently recruiting for a Head Chef to join our Hospitality team, Working as a Head Chef at Runwood Homes, you will have the chance to deliver hotel/restaurant standards without the split shifts and long hours. You will have full autonomy in creating nutritious, flavoursome, and well-balanced menus, whilst liaising with residents to ensure they are involved in the menu creations. We are looking for warm, motivated, and passionate chefs who are driven by quality and high standards, to deliver person centered hospitality to our residents. At Runwood Homes, we work with an open, honest, supportive approach, where quality of care is at the heart of everything we do.

Key responsibilities:

Work within the agreed company budget.

Ensure all kitchen staff are trained on dish specification and budget control

Manage the stock in the kitchen.

Inspire and motivate the team to achieve food to specification and therefore ensure satisfaction of our residents.

Lead by example, setting the pace and standards.

Meet monthly with the management team to ensure dietary requirements for all residents are met.

Train and develop the team to deliver food to specification and exceed residents’ expectations.

Ensure all food is cooked to a safe temperature and is taste tested before serving.

Ensure that the storage of food meets company and statutory health and safety requirements.

Deliver the company kitchen standards as identified on the kitchen audit.

Implement and ensure the company Health and Safety policy is met at all times – this includes the training of all kitchen staff.

Experience & Qualifications

Relevant experience in a catering environment

Intermediate/Advanced Food Hygiene Certificate

Advanced knowledge of handling and operation of equipment including knives

Good leadership skills

Experience in achieving food margins

To have full understanding of H.A.C.C.P, to ensure all staff adhere to H.A.C.C.P and all documentation is completed.

Menu writing/planning/costing.

Experience in systems compliance and delivering company standards.

Personnel skills

Team Player

Understanding of special dietary and nutritional requirements, and appropriate methods of ensuring that these are met

Genuine interest in working within a caring environment

Ability to communicate effectively at all levels

Satisfactory police check and check against the ISA list (where applicable)

Basic Understanding of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974

Previous Experience of working with nutritional information would be desirable


Employee Assistance Programme offering support and counselling in a number of different categories which is available to both you and your immediate family.

Access to thousands of discounts through schemes such as;

Blue light card

Concerts for carers

Discounts for carers

Free DBS Check

28 days annual leave

Pension scheme

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of adults. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances


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