Care Home Cook / Chef

What is the role

You’ll be responsible for providing nutritious and balanced meals whilst working with residents and staff to ensure individual’s dietary needs are met.

What does it involve

  • Developing healthy and balanced meals in consultation with residents and staff
  • Preparing meals to meet individual’s medical needs, for example people with dysphagia or allergies
  • Considering how people’s religious and cultural backgrounds might impact on their dietary requirements
  • Monitoring kitchen stocks and ordering supplies
  • Ensuring high standards of hygiene and cleanliness are maintained

Salary range

From £28,000 to £32,000

Entry qualifications required

Food Hygiene Certificate. It may help to have a relevant qualification such as a Professional Chef Diploma, BTEC National Certificate in Hospitality Supervision or an Advanced Chef Diploma. However you could do these qualifications whilst on the job.

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