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2018-01-03 Care Homes Job Title: Cook

Job Setting: Care Home / Nursing Home

Job Role: Cook / Chef

Date Posted: 04 Dec 2017

Job Location: Thirsk , North Yorkshire

Salary: £9.60 9.60 per hour

Hours: Part Time

Contact Name: Chris Hassall

Job Reference: Hambleton Grange


Hambleton Grange, state-of-the-art Residential Care Home in Thirsk, are looking to recruit a Cook working on average 28.88 hours per week, 8am - 5pm 3 shift rolling rota.

Your Role

Our Cooks work with our Kitchen Manager to plan, prepare and cook food to the highest standard in our luxury care homes. Cooking delicious and nutritious meals for our residents, whilst maintaining a safe and clean environment makes our homes an enjoyable and invigorating place to live and work.

Through the training and support offered by Ideal Care Homes your skills will be developed to help you understand the dietary needs of our residents. Whether it is your first time working in care, or you have a wealth of experience, you will find the opportunities for development, benefits and guidance Ideal Care Homes offers to be sector-leading in what we offer staff.

The Ideal Candidate

We are looking for individuals who are passionate about the food they prepare to join our team. Previous experience of catering for a minimum of 30 people is essential along with a solid knowledge of COSHH, HACCP and food hygiene. We offer full induction training and support to our team to progress through their NVQs all the way to the highest levels of care.

We require:

·Good numeracy and literacy skills

·Basic Food Hygiene certificate

·Personable and professional communication skills

·Supervisory and leadership skills

·Reliability and punctuality

·Willingness to develop new skills

·Engaged in dining experience

·Chair monthly dining meeting

·Be visible and accessible at meal times

·Support the Lifestyle Manager with events 

·Be innovative incorporating new thinking - Market trends

·Represent Ideal Care Homes at all times in a professional manner

Role Responsibilities

Being a Cook means your core focus is to plan, prepare and cook a variety of meals which are appealing, nutritious and centres around residents’ preferences, requests or any special dietary requirements. You will be required to be active and encouraging, provide advice and guidance for the team ensuring that the care home is a friendly, supportive working environment. Key responsibilities include:

·Ensuring that sufficient food stocks are ordered and received from approved suppliers and that stock rotation is taking place to maintain optimum freshness of all food stuff to maintain the highest quality as expected within the care home.

·Understanding and complying with statutory and legal requirements such as HACCP, health and safety, COSHH, Environmental Health, ensuring a safe environment within the home.

·Implementing, monitoring and maintaining cleaning schedules that meet the requirements of the HACCP Manual, and ensure that all areas of the kitchen are immaculately clean.

·Training, coaching and developing of new kitchen staff to guarantee we are providing the highest level of food to our residents in line with compliance guidelines.

·Helping to manage and control an identified budget for the care home’s catering service.

·Working well as part of a dynamic team to ensure that any nutrition needs of a resident’s care is met, enabling their personal choice to be reflected throughout their care journey.

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