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  • Job Reference
  • SYS-6034
  • Location
  • Mildenhall, Suffolk
  • Job Description
  • Head_Chef.pdf
  • Post Code
  • IP28 7NX
  • Min Pay Rate
  • 14.03
  • Max Pay Rate
  • 14.03
  • Role Highlights
  • We have an exciting opportunity for a Head Chef to join us!

    38.5 hours (3 days one week 4 days the next week)

    7.30am – 6pm

    £14.03 per hour

  • Job Copy
  • This role is all about co-ordinating all aspects of kitchen production so that food is prepared to the agreed standard and that time deadlines are met

    Key Responsibilities

    • To implement and supervise all aspects of kitchen control e.g. menus, hygiene, health and safety, staff, cleaning and waste control.
    • To identify and recruit all grades of staff under your control within the agreed guidelines.
    • To supervise and develop staff using the available company resources, to maximise their potential.
    • To order catering consumables from current nominated suppliers in line with Company
    • Purchasing policy.
    • To have full understanding of H.A.C.C.P, to ensure all staff adhere to H.A.C.C.P and all documentation are completed and sighed are by the appropriate members of staff
    • To complete monthly audits for kitchen reporting any finding to home manager
    • To prepare menus for the nursing home taking into account the content, balance, colour and nutritional values, inline with agreed budget.
    • To consult with residents on a regular basis to ensure that their needs and choices are being met.
    • To prepare special diets for residents as directed by the nursing staff.
    • To maintain the agreed stock levels of food.
    • To implement and maintain an agreed deep cleaning schedule for the kitchen.
    • To carry out stock takes at the end of each month.
    • To implement four weekly rota.
    • To work within agreed budget guidelines on staff costs and consumables and to co-operate in any action necessary so as to keep to budget.
    • To assist in the preparation of function menus and costing.
    • To co-operate with requests from the Home Manager and residents wherever possible.
    • To attend resident/relative meetings whenever possible.
    • To carry out staff supervision adhering to home policies.
    • To complete all staff personal development reviews.

    Skills & Experience

    • Significant and relevant high cover kitchen experience
    • Day to day management of a kitchen team, including staff meetings
    • Proven competency in nutritionally balanced menu planning
    • Ability to cater for specific dietary needs
    • Efficient ordering and record keeping
    • Stock control
    • Working within a budget
    • Proven communication skills, both written and verbal
    • Strong organisational and planning skills
    • Self motivated, flexible and enthusiastic
    • Works collaboratively with others sharing ideas and information at all times
    • bility to maintain staff discipline and morale
    • Has the ability to delegate stretching responsibilities to develop people
    • Effectively builds trust with a consistent approach between actions and words
    • Has the ability to raise standards through innovation and new ideas
    • Will take responsibility for issues and resolve them.


    • GCSEs (or equivalent) including English and Maths
    • Catering Diploma (City & Guilds/BTEC)
    • Health and Safety and Food Hygiene Certificates
  • Where you'll work
  • Mildenhall Lodge care home delivers round-the-clock personalised residential and nursing care for older people.

    The care home’s dedicated team provides the very best in dementia care for older people living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Everything about Mildenhall Lodge is focused on enabling residents to get the most out of every day, whatever their needs and abilities.

    When your loved one joins us, our care home team works hard to get to know them, as well as the rest of your family, so that we can provide them with care that’s personalised to their individual needs. We’ll also learn about their life stories, interests and likes and dislikes so we can plan activities – and even menus – that will enable them to continue to enjoy the best possible lifestyle.

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