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2018-01-07 Care Homes Job Title: COOK

Job Setting: Care Home / Nursing Home

Job Role: Cook / Chef

Date Posted: 07 Dec 2017

Job Location: Ormskirk , Lancashire

Salary: £8.00 to £9.00 per hour

Hours: Full Time or Part Time

Contact Name: Janet Shaw

Job Reference: KMCA07/12/17


Purpose of Position

To prepare and cook a balanced, nutritious diet within a controlled hygienic environment.

To control systems of food allocation to minimise wastage.

To operate and supervise other staff in order that all purchases are controlled within a specified budget.

To ensure all kitchen activity complies with current regulation-Environmental Health Legislation etc

Perform appropriate Risk Assessments as identified necessary to ensure a safe environment for employees, residents and significant others.

Principal Responsibilities

To control stocks and purchases, thereby allocating the quantities of materials.

To keep the purchase of materials within allocated budgets.

To maintain a balanced diet and varied menus.

To be aware of the care users’ needs and dietary preferences.

To ensure that all kitchen staff are trained within the requirements of current legislation.

To maintain the kitchen equipment, as specified by respective manufacturers.

To ensure that all kitchen staff, clean the kitchen after use and at the end of each shift, leave the kitchen in a clean and hygienic state.

To ensure that food temperatures, fridge freezer temperatures, food labelling are taken and recorded in compliance with legislation.

To ensure records of cleaning both daily and weekly are kept.

To be responsible for staff rota’s covering for holidays etc.

To be responsible for checking the hours worked by the kitchen staff and to authorise payment, as detailed on the checked time sheets.

To actively contribute in the preparation and cooking of food and the cleaning of the kitchen area.

To perform other such reasonable duties as may be required.


  • Diploma or must have 2 year experieince in a care home kitchen

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