Kitchen Manager

Job Location

Isle of Wight, United Kingdom

Type of Job

Full Time

Pay Rate


Reference Numer

Phil King

Published Date

9 November 2021, 09:00:00

About the job

Are you tired of midnight closes and working split shifts? We are looking for an experienced, caring and dedicated Care Home Head Chef / Kitchen Manager to join our catering team in delivering high quality, fresh, home cooked meals for our residents. The role is working in an attractive and comfortable 50 bedded Residential Care Home near Newport (IOW) that is a part of a fantastic family-owned group and that likes to look after and support their staff.

Key details: Kitchen Manager, Ref No. PK49227

Full time, permanent position

Salary: From £12.50+ per hour

7:30am-5:30pm shifts

30-50 hours per week (3-5 days per week)

The role of the Kitchen Manager iis to be in charge of the kitchen team and to lead the Cooks and Kitchen Assistants to create balanced and nutritious meals for the residents. Nutrition is extremely important when it comes to health and well-being and the Care Home recognises this, your responsibility will be making sure that the residents are provided with satisfying yet healthy food which is freshly prepared each day. You will work to create inspiring mealtimes for residents at the home, catering to all preferences and dietary requirements, using local and fresh produce where possible. You will also be responsible for food stock levels and to keep the Kitchen clean and tidy whilst operating to the relevant statutory guidelines and principles

Candidates will ideally have a Food Hygiene Certificate and previous experience of working in a Care Home, School or similar environment. (Previous Care Home Chef or Kitchen Manager experience will be beneficial.) A good understanding of Health and Safety and COSHH guidelines is essential. Qualifications within Catering/Hospitality/Professional Cookery would be looked upon favourably but are not essential. You will need to be aware and conversant with the relevant Health and Safety at Work, Environmental Health, and Food and Hygiene regulations.

The role would suit an experienced Sous-Chef looking to build on and develop existing managerial skills and run their own kitchen and staff team or an established Kitchen Manager/Head Chef tired of the traditionally unsociable hours.

Chef Main Duties:

Provide varied, nutritious and well balanced meals to the Residents – the opportunity for menu planning and developing

Ensure the specific dietary needs and preferences of residents are met

To be responsible for the storage and rotation of food stocks, ensuring use by dates are not exceeded and that wastage is kept to a minimum by such rotation

Liaise and develop relationships with new or existing suppliers

To ensure the food stock levels are adequate by providing an order list to the Registered Manager in the appropriate timescale

To be responsible for checking the hours worked by the kitchen staff and to complete kitchen rotas and check time sheets

To ensure that proper standards of cleanliness are maintained, to exercise due diligence regarding food safety and to ensure that hygiene and food handling regulations are strictly adhered to at all times

What we can offer

Competitive rates of pay

28 days’ holiday including Bank holidays

Contributory Pension Scheme

Ongoing training and development

Excellent support and a fun-loving, dedicated team

For more information on this Care Home Head Chef position please call Phil King on 0118 309 4222.