Second Chef, Winnersh, Berkshire

At Abbeyfield, we are looking to recruit a full time Second Chef to work in our Winnersh care home. We provide freshly cooked meals per day to our group of older residents. You will be responsible for cooking meals so that residents enjoy a varied and nutritious diet in accordance with their dietary requirements and nutrition and hydration needs.

Second Chef - 36 Hours per week

Maintain a work ethos in accordance with H&S regulations, catering policies and procedures


  • To assist in the development and delivery of a high quality catering service to the residents and users at Abbeyfield, Winnersh
  • To prepare, cook and serve meals that meets and exceeds the residents expectations.
  • To deliver a value for money meals service to residents
  • To provide supervision to kitchen staff whilst on duty.
  • Ensure that any defects or deficiencies are reported to the Head Chef for follow up action.

General Kitchen & Staff Management

  • Ensure the efficient and smooth running of the kitchen whilst on duty.
  • Promote and maintain good working relationships throughout the catering team.
  • Liaise with other shift leaders, general assistants and kitchen porters with particular attention to the allocation of their duties and specific tasks.
  • Carry out, monitor and ensure effective recording within the Food Safety and Due Diligence procedures..
  • Undertake a mentoring and coaching role to support the development of other members of the catering team.
  • Assist with induction training for all new staff in the department.
  • Undertake training as agreed to enhance and improve personal skills and knowledge.
  • To be flexible about working hours
  • To attend staff meetings when appropriate and to be available for one to one sessions as agreed
  • To attend appropriate training and development sessions as agreed with the Head Chef
  • To maintain confidentiality at all times
  • To carry out any reasonable duties as requested by the Head Chef
  • To be aware of and comply with safe working practices as stipulated by the Health and Safety at Work Act.

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Job Closing Date:
31 January 2020

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