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2018-03-29 Care Homes Job Title: Cook

Job Setting: Care Home / Nursing Home

Job Role: Cook / Chef

Date Posted: 27 Feb 2018

Job Location: Dorchester , Dorset

Salary: Negotiable dependent on experience

Hours: Full Time

Contact Name: Agincare

Job Reference: 4395/4273


Agincare Homes Holdings has been providing Residential Care since opening its first Care Home in 1986. Since then, our services have grown and we now operate 16 Care Homes, with the Agincare brand becoming known nationally, for the range of services offered.

Our residential care and nursing homes provide a person-centred approach for individuals and are able to offer a comfortable and safe environment.

Cook required for Cheriton Care Centre

The purpose of the role of Cook is to manage the preparation and the delivery of all meals within the Home and to understand the need to promote the philosophy of privacy, dignity, independence, choice, rights and fulfilment for all residents.

To prepare varied menus in association with the manager and feedback from residents, ensuring that any special dietary requirements are catered for. To ensure that meals are presented and prepared to an excellent standard and quality. To create and maintain cooking and cleaning regimes for all areas of the kitchen in line with the Health and Safety and Company guidelines to ensure safe working practice within the home.

To understand and keep abreast of Food Standards Agency legislation and best practice guidance and to record statutory food safety records evidencing required food hygiene and infection prevention and control measures. Ensuring that professional knowledge and competency is maintained through undertaking mandatory training and other training for the role.

Full-time hours available to include alternate weekends.

  • Previous experience in a similar role
  • NVQ2 in Food Preparation
  • Ability to work flexibly
  • Knowledge of budgetary control
  • Demonstrate ability to be a team player
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety regulations


  • Cook
  • Chef
  • Meal Preparation
  • C&G
  • Food Planning
  • Caring

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