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Cook (Residential home) - Ampthill

Company: The SmartList
Pay: £16000.00 Annually, (Circa 16k pro rata) plus benefits and weekend working enhancement
Job type: full-time
Category: Hospitality

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Job description

LOCATION: Cook/Chef-Ampthill, Bedfordshire

JOB TITLE: Cook (Residential home)

SALARY and BENEFITS: Competitive hourly rate (Circa 16k pro rata) plus benefits and weekend working enhancement

Job Ref- TSLJM901

WORKING HOURS: Permanent, 7am-2pm over 3 days (flexibility to work every 3rd weekend when required)

THE COMPANY: Our client is the UK's leading charity supporting disabled people. For over 65 years they have supported disabled people in many different ways. My client provides support to disabled adults in a service for physically disabled adults in Ampthill, Bedfordshire and is well-resourced and suits the pursuit of personal interests, with an activities programme in place and pledge to promote the emotional health of residents as a core part of the service philosophy.

THE ROLE: Cook/Chef-Ampthill, Bedfordshire

The successful applicant will be required to prepare, cook, and assist in daily menu planning, maintaining food preparation areas, completing paperwork, supervising kitchen assistants, stock ordering and rotation and general kitchen duties. Good communication skills are essential in this role. Experience of working in a residential or School/ Nursery service would be advantageous.

Subsidised meals are available.

Key Responsibilities to include: - Cook/Chef- Cook/Chef-Ampthill, Bedfordshire
- To prepare all food items for cooking and presentation in advance of mealtimes, so that service users can dine at appropriate times. To provide catering for parties, buffets, picnics and other special functions that are authorised by the Service Manager.
- To plan menus to provide nutritionally balanced, varied and attractively presented meals for service users and staff, providing where necessary for any special diets and taking note of service users' preferences and making best use of seasonal foods.
- To check food stocks and order stores and supervises the receipt and storage of foodstuffs and stock records. Invoices to be checked and forwarded to the financial/accounts administrator for processing.
To undertake any other reasonable duties as requested.

Key Experience preferred for the role:- Cook/Chef-Ampthill, Bedfordshire

- Previous experience of working in a kitchen environment. Essential

- Experience of planning menus and managing budgets in a catering role would be highly desirable

- NVQ Level 1 in Catering or equivalent catering qualification(Level 2 would be an advantage)

- Basic Food Hygiene (Intermediate Food Hygiene would be an advantage)

- To be able to work rostered hours.

- Experience of working with disabled people is desirable

- An engaging manner with ability to build rapport with people.

- Passion, enthusiasm and a real commitment to make a difference to people lives

- A reliable approach to work

- Car and own vehicle desirable but not essential

- A satisfactory disclosure check is required for this post

You will be sent an online questionnaire to support your CV and application, please fill in the details and we will be in touch to advise you of the next steps.

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