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2018-03-16 Care Homes Job Title: Head Chef

Job Setting: Care Home / Nursing Home

Job Role: Cook / Chef

Date Posted: 14 Feb 2018

Job Location: Bournemouth , Dorset

Salary: Competitive

Hours: Full Time

Contact Name: Jemma Jacobs

Job Reference: GO Head Chef


Our newest home, Great Oaks in Bournemouth, are looking for a talented Head Chef with a passion for producing delicious, nutritious, home-cooked foods

Your New Company:

Great Oaks is part of an established family of care homes managed by Encore. We design, build and operate our own homes, run by the kindest and most committed healthcare professionals. 
We strive for outstanding in everything we do and build strong, innovative partnerships with NHS healthcare experts to ensure we remain at the forefront of clinical excellence and provide the highest standards of care.
We deliver expertise in all five types of care; dementia, nursing, residential, respite and palliative.
Your New Head Chef Job:

As the Head Chef, you will take a lead in the management of a quality careering service. As well as devising menus in line with specific dietary requirements, you will listen carefully to our resident’s nutritional preferences and discuss and act on their ideas. You will lead both the kitchen and waiting staff to deliver an excellent dining experience which will include special celebratory events. You will be responsible for the homes catering budget and will ensure that your team maintain the highest standards of safety and hygiene.
What you need to succeed: 

We believe brilliant care starts with brilliant people. We are looking for individuals that share in our values to help us make every day extraordinary.
You must BE:

  • Joyful
  • Spontaneous
  • Creative
  • Part of a family, offering a shoulder to lean on and a friendly ear to comfort.

Other Job Requirements:

  • You may have experience in the following: Head Chef, Second Chef, 2nd Chef, and Chef.
  • You will be qualified with an NVQ or equivalent in Advanced Food Hygiene.
  • You will have previous experience in providing well balanced, tasty and nutritious food.
  • You will already have led a team of catering staff.
  • We are looking for a friendly, kind, honest, reassuring person.

What you’ll get in return:

We want you to feel valued and happy at work, as such we provide:

  • Competitive rates of pay.
  • Free meals.
  • Paid breaks.
  • 5-day induction programme.
  • Learning and development: We provide you with a personalised training plan, tailored to your individual needs.
  • Genuine opportunities for career progression.
  • Refer A Friend bonus scheme.
  • Reward and Recognition programme.

What you need to do now:

If you are interested in this role, click ‘apply for this job’ to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV. 

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