Second Chef

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2018-01-19 Care Homes Job Title: Second Chef

Job Setting: Care Home / Nursing Home

Job Role: Cook / Chef

Date Posted: 20 Dec 2017

Job Location: Harrow , London

Salary: Competitive Salary and Benefits Package, Flexible Shifts Available

Hours: Full Time

Contact Name: Nicole Pannifer


Work-life balance...Three words that do not often come up in a Chef’s vocabulary, yet this is exactly what Care UK is offering. With shifts including every other weekend off this is a great way for a Chef to continue working with fresh food, cooked to the highest standards and still have time for family life outside work.

Care UK boasts an exceptional track record in regards to career progression with countless examples of chef’s progressing from Sous Chef level and gaining those elusive Head Chef positions. The training and culinary development throughout the business is highly regarded and if you are keen to learn new skills in this sector then this would be a great move for you. You will get the chance to be involved in all aspects of the kitchen management; including motivating and leading the team, participating in breakfast lunch and dinner time services, ensuring food standards are kept high, ordering and supplier liaison, training and coaching more junior staff, potential for putting your ideas forward for the menu as well as ensuring all HACCAP and COSHH requirements. 

NVQ level 2 and 3 cookery levels would be preferred but experience in similar roles in the care, hotel /restaurant industry or event catering but certainly working with fresh food. If you have experience with dietary needs with clients and customers this would be a big advantage. You must be personable and a good communicator as a crucial part of the role will involve your liaison with the residents. You will need to show drive, ambition and an ability to motivate and nurture talent within the team.

 In return for all your hard work, you will be paid a competitive salary and be given every opportunity to progress and develop. As a Chef at Care UK, you can look forward to: Competitive pay. Alternative weekend working. Bank holiday enhancements. Fast-track career options. Quality training to develop your skills. Stakeholder pension. Childcare vouchers. Free chef’s uniform. Thousands of online and in-store discounts-in Care UK.

Think you have what it takes?! Then get in touch!

Our new, purpose-built care home in Buchanan Court is situated on Sudbury Hill in Harrow. The 80-bed home will be light, contemporary and luxurious, offering the best in nursing, residential, dementia and short-term respite care. As well as a range of care services, your loved one will be able to continue to enjoy a fantastic lifestyle when they move to our new care home, as it will have its own hair salon, coffee shop and cinema room. Our activity coordinators will also be arranging a varied weekly plan of group and one-to-one activities for residents to enjoy.  

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