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- Woolmer Green, Knebworth
- Job Description
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Work life balance...Three words that do not often come up in a chef’s vocabulary, yet this is exactly what Care UK is offering. With shifts including every other weekend off this is a great way for a chef to continue working with fresh food, cooked to the highest standards and still have time for family life outside work.
Care UK boasts an exceptional track record in regards to career progression with countless examples of chef’s progressing from sous chef level and gaining those elusive head chef positions. The training and culinary development throughout the business is highly regarded and if you are keen to learn new skills in this sector then this would be a great move for you.
You will get the chance to be involved in all aspects of the kitchen management; including motivating and leading the team, participating in breakfast lunch and dinner time services, ensuring food standards are kept high, ordering and supplier liaison, training and coaching more junior staff, potential for putting your ideas forward for the menu as well as ensuring all HACCAP and COSHH requirements.
NVQ level 2 and 3 cookery levels would be preferred but experience in similar roles in the care, hotel /restaurant industry or event catering but certainly working with fresh food.
If you have experience with dietary needs with clients and customers this would be a big advantage. You must be personable and a good communicator as a crucial part of the role will involve your liaison with the residents. You will need to show drive, ambition and an ability to motivate and nurture talent within the team.
In return for all your hard work you will be paid a competitive salary and be given every opportunity to progress and develop. As a Chef at Care UK, you can look forward to:
- Competitive pay
- Alternative weekend working
- Bank holiday enhancements
- Fast-track career options
- Quality training to develop your skills
- Stakeholder pension
- Childcare vouchers
- Free chef’s uniform
- Thousands of online and in-store discounts-in Care UK
Think you have what it takes?! Then get in touch
- Where you'll work
Our Knebworth care home is all about enjoying a superb lifestyle and quality care in beautiful surroundings.
Our experienced team provides permanent nursing and residential care, including care for people who are living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.
We work closely with you and your loved one to understand their life history, skills and the people and places that are important to them. And, because we believe that life doesn’t stop when a person moves into a care home, we also find out their wishes and aims for the future. Then we create care and lifestyle plans that reflect your loved ones needs, wishes and preferences, that enable them to live each day in the way they want.
At our Knebworth care home we’re dedicated to enabling residents to enjoy rewarding activities and meaningful experiences every day. Some residents find meaning and purpose from helping out around the home, folding laundry, laying the tables for lunch, or helping out in the garden.
Our lifestyle coordinators also plan fun group and one-to-one activities tailored to residents’ hobbies and interests. We also get out and about whenever we can, to the shops, a local pub for lunch, or a stately home. However, there’s lots to keep us occupied in our beautiful home, including a pub and café, a cinema lounge and a hair and beauty salon
Care UK is committed to ensuring that it employs people with the right mix of talent, skills and potential and will assess every applicant fairly regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, responsibilities for dependents, age, physical/mental disability or offending background. Having a criminal record will not necessarily prevent you from working with us, it will depend on the nature of the role and background of any offence.