Position title
Head Chef - Somerset
Description

Osa Healthcare recruitment is supporting our client to recruit experienced and dedicated staff to become part of their outstanding team. The home, set in 7 acres of garden has been completely refurbished to a high standard and will be providing the highest level of support & compassionate care to residents.

Job Purpose
To manage, develop and provide a high quality catering and dining experience to all residents, guests and visitors. To ensure that the catering department is safe, caring, effective, well led and responsive. Your department will be compliant with external regulation and follow the company's policies and procedures. Your department will be cost effective in the delivery of high quality care.

Duties and Responsibilities

Regulation and Legislation
Comply with food safety and health and safety policies. Ensure that food safety paperwork is accurately completed and is compliant with food safety legislation
Ensure personal mandatory training is up to date
Ensure all staff within your department have up to date legislative and mandatory training

Operational Standards
Ensure that the catering department has a 4 week rota in place, ensuring leave and sickness is covered
Create nutritious, well balanced 4 week cycle menus which reflect the company's standard of using fresh, quality and seasonal produce and are within the budget set for the care facility
Consult residents and clinical staff when developing menus ensuring that all dietary requirements are catered for
Review menus quarterly, in line with seasonal changes
Prepare, cook and present meals attractively, Ensure that the majority of the menu is home cooked with minimal use of convenience foods
Ensure that homemade biscuits and cakes are provided daily
Ensure that modified meals and snacks are provided in line with operational procedures
Ensure dining rooms and tray service is in line with operational procedures
Provide a breakfast service to our residents in line with their requests
Serve food to residents in dining rooms at lunch and supper times ensuring a rotation of catering staff between communities of the care facility
Talk and engage with residents on a daily basis, taking feedback and making necessary changes.
Maintain an accurate and up to date folder and chart of residents likes and dislikes, ensuring all catering staff are aware of our residents needs. Fortify meals for those nutritionally at risk
Ensure that a high standard of cleanliness is maintained in the main and satellite kitchen, monitor these areas and audit
Ensure that stock levels within the catering department are adequate, rotated, used effectively and secured at all times. Avoid unnecessary wastage and deterioration of food
Ensure equipment is used appropriately. Report defects and withdraw from use immediately
Attend residents’ meetings, evening and weekend functions as they arise to facilitate a quality service to residents and guests of the home. Ensure feedback from resident’s meetings is acted upon

Leadership
Maintain a team of bank staff to ensure agency is only used as the very last resort, seeking authorisation from the general manager
Recruit, train, develop and retain your team
Train and develop care staff with the delivery of food service
Ensure your team participates in resident of the day as directed by the general manager
Manage the catering team to ensure they deliver a safe and efficient catering service to our residents
Optimise staff retention through self development and motivation of your team. Develop your team through in-house training, personal appraisals and job reward schemes and evidence within the staff files and training records

General
Adhere to the local safeguarding policy and follow Duty of Candour requirements
Attend monthly nutrition meetings with the clinical/care teams
Order all catering supplies through nominated suppliers, managing budgets accordingly. Train your second chef to the same standard to cover leave/sickness

Working conditions
Bank holiday & weekend working
Hours to fit the needs of the service in respect of events
Work hands on alongside team members when staff shortages occur, irrespective of shift patterns or days of the week

Job titles of positions to be supervised by you
Second Chef
Trainee Chef
Kitchen Assistant
Host/Hostess

 

 

Skills and abilities
Multi-tasker
Person centered
Diligent
Flexible
Can do approach
Creative
Excellent communication

In return, you can expect from us

  • Competitive hourly rate 
  • Holiday pay 
  • Pension Contributions 
  • Supportive environment & regular supervision
  • Employee well-being programme 
  • Opportunity to develop & career progression
Employment Type
Full-time
Job Location
Wincanton, BA9 8EA
Base Salary
£33000-£35000 Per year
Date posted
December 23, 2020
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