Head Chef - The Oaks

Head Chef - The Oaks
The Oaks
Full time

We are seeking a professional and energetic Head Chef to join our team. This role involves planning and presenting high quality meals for residents living at The Oaks Care Home, which is based in Lexden, Colchester.

The Oaks is 3.4 miles from Hythe station and 1.6 miles from Colchester North station with excellent bus routes.

If you want to make a real difference to people’s lives, then we’d love to hear from you.

For this role we are offering:

  • Full time hours, including weekend work
  • 40 hours per week
  • Ongoing support with training and development
  • 28 days annual leave including bank holidays (pro rata for part time hours)
  • Uniform provided

Key Responsibilities:

  • To implement and supervise all aspects of kitchen control e.g. menus, hygiene, health and safety, staff, cleaning and waste control.
  • To identify and recruit all grades of staff under your control within the agreed guidelines.
  • To supervise and develop staff using the available company resources, to maximise their potential.
  • To order catering consumables from current nominated suppliers in line with Company
  • Purchasing policy.
  • To have full understanding of H.A.C.C.P, to ensure all staff adhere to H.A.C.C.P and all documentation are completed and sighed are by the appropriate members of staff
  • To complete monthly audits for kitchen reporting any finding to home manager
  • To prepare menus for the nursing home taking into account the content, balance, colour and nutritional values, inline with agreed budget.
  • To consult with residents on a regular basis to ensure that their needs and choices are being met.
  • To prepare special diets for residents as directed by the nursing staff.
  • To maintain the agreed stock levels of food.
  • To implement and maintain an agreed deep cleaning schedule for the kitchen.
  • To carry out stock takes at the end of each month.
  • To implement four weekly rota.
  • To work within agreed budget guidelines on staff costs and consumables and to co-operate in any action necessary so as to keep to budget.
  • To assist in the preparation of function menus and costing.
  • To co-operate with requests from the Home Manager and residents wherever possible.
  • To attend resident/relative meetings whenever possible.
  • To carry out staff supervision adhering to home policies.
  • To complete all staff personal development reviews.

Why join us?

The Oaks Care Home is highly regarded in the local area, and has a Good CQC rating.

The Oaks was completely refurbished to a high standard in summer 2017, it is a home led by a fully trained professional team. The home provides care for up to 61 older people who require residential or nursing support, or who are living with dementia.

If you are have worked in a care home as a chef or chef experience then we’d love to hear from you.

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For more information or to apply, please complete the form below. We will look forward in hearing from you.