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Hospital Chef

  • Job reference: Chef
  • Location: Croydon, Surrey
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Area of Expertise: Domestic and Support Services
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Job description: My client is looking for an experienced and talented chef with plenty of flair and enthusiasm to take on the exciting position of Chef at one of the most recognised and trusted care establishments

Description

Are you passionate about delivering excellent quality care?
My client are an exciting community based hospital providing rehabilitation services for males and female with mental health needs, many of whom have additional ongoing physical needs
They are currently looking for a dedicated Chef to effectively manage all catering services within the hospital, delivering high-quality menus in line with residents needs and preferences and within the annual budget. The Chef is responsible for managing the operation of the kitchen including food production, staff management, supplies, presentation/service and record management and compliance with quality and safety standards
The Chef will assist to maintain excellent health and safety standards within the kitchen and ensure compliance with company policies, procedures and regulations.
The Chef will comply with kitchen staff duty rotas to ensure consistent service and delivery and adherence to budget in accordance with Company policy.

Duties:

Provide a full domestic service to the kitchen/servery.
Be responsible for the smooth and efficient running of the kitchen on a day-to-day basis in accordance with legal requirements and the policies of The Woodleigh Community.
Promote high standards of cleanliness.
Observe the policies and procedures of the company.
Keep updated with changes in the law i.e. hygiene etc.
Have knowledge of Fire, Health & Safety Regulations together with First Aid as required.
Implement risk analysis, COSHH and HACCPs e.g. time and temperature control.
Be responsible for purchasing and receiving food supplies within an agreed budget.
Must be able to plan, cook and cater for a Mediterranean diet with healthy eating being the main focus.


Skills and Qualifications:
Minimum two years' experience in a similar role as a Chef with hands-on experience
Possess 706/1 706/2 or equivalent NVQ qualifications
Possess intermediate food hygiene certificate
Possess knowledge of nutrition and therapeutic diets
Ability to handle multiple priorities
Ability to delegate assignments to the appropriate individuals based on their skills, roles and interests
Possess effective written and verbal communication skills
Competent in organisational, time management skills
Demonstrates good judgement, problem solving and decision making skills
Ability to work flexible hours
Experience in creative menu writing desirable

All candidates must have a previous DBS within the last 12 Months and must be able to provide 2 previous employment references.

We can offer competitive rates of pay and a strong team ethos of valuing people and supporting individuals learning and development needs.
***PLEASE ONLY APPLY IF YOU HAVE ALL OF THE RELEVANT EXPERIENCE**

If you are interested in this role then please email your CV to tom.lockwood@servicecare.org.uk or call Tom on 01772 208963