The Company is an independent owned Care Home based in Guildford and is currently seeking a Chef Manager. The position is permanent.
Key Features of the Role:
- As the Chef Manager you will have overall responsibility for the preparation, cooking, portioning and presentation of meals to standards and costings with minimal food waste.
- Plan menus and setting to achieve and maintain budgeted food costs
- Planning, organising and controlling the establishments operations to ensure that the food quality, presentation and services are provided to the appropriate standards set.
- Understanding of requirements both operational and financial and to strive to exceed their expectations through a pro-active, responsible and committed approach.
- Ensure that the Company Personal and Food Hygiene Policy and procedures are applied continuously and that there are no breaches of Statutory or Local Authority regulations.
- Carry out weekly stock take and food rotation procedures
- This is a 7 day operation so you will typically work Monday to Friday but will need to cover some weekend working and have days off in the week to have a 5 from 7 day working week
- As this is a relatively small operation there will be engagement with the residents
Knowledge and Skills:
- Be an accomplished Catering / Chef Manager with previous care home catering experience within resident liaison experience
- Have good knowledge of finances as you will be required to assist in Annual Budgets and then achieve and maintain the food costing accordance to the budget
- Must be able to attain a satisfactory Enhanced DBS Disclosure or security clearance, cleared Bared List Check essential and compliance with safeguarding regulations.
- COSHH/PPE knowledge
- Have the confidence and skills to plan menus, order food and light equipment in accordance with the company’s purchasing policy
- Able to demonstrate that you are a team player
- A great leader, proven motivator and able to engage with residents.
- Ideally practical experience supported by NQV levels 1 – 4
- Proven craft and management skills
What’s on Offer?
• A basic salary between £35,000 - £37,000 per annum
• Bonus earning opportunity
• Excellent training and opportunities for career progression
• Employee Assistance Programme
• 20 days paid holiday rising to 25 days after 5 years’ service plus 8 bank and public holidays
• 40 hours a week, Monday – Friday , some weekend working
• Excellent pension scheme.
Applicants Please Note:
Do not apply for this vacancy unless you are an experienced Catering Manager or Chef Manager within the Care Home Sector.
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