Second chef

Second Chef Smyth Lodge - Sidcup Full time £11.39ph If youre an aspiring chef with experience gained in a high paced kitchen environment and are looking for a rewarding role offering great training, work life balance and the chance to be part of a catering team that are award winning, join Care UK as a Second Chef and make a real difference. Being a Second Chef at Care UK Second Chefs at Care UK are great at working with others. They enjoy sharing information and raising standards through culinary development, innovation and new ideas. They have access to a large supply chain for all catering requirements and the autonomy to create nutritious well balanced menus for everyone. Theyre self-motivated, flexible, enthusiastic and happy to take responsibility for resolving issues that arise. And, they know how to maintain team discipline and morale within the kitchen. Do you have the same sort of attributes? Then we could have just the role for you. What youll be doing Being a Second Chef isnt just about helping the Head Chef ensure food is prepared to the agreed standard and that deadlines are met. Its about taking control of running the kitchen in their absence. It's about using modern kitchen equipment and fresh local produce to develop full diet sensitive meals for residents so they can enjoy the same flavour and nutrition. And it's about helping to come up with menus, consulting with residents to ensure their needs and choices are met and preparing food in line with specific diets. Put simply, its about making a difference. A real difference. What youll need As well as a Catering Diploma (City & Guilds/BTEC) and NVQ 2/3 in practical cookery and Health and Safety. Food Hygiene Certificates (minimum level 2) are essential. Youll also need good knowledge of nutritionally balanced menu planning and a proven ability to cater for specific dietary needs. And, if youve worked in a care home and/or have experience of stock control or working with a budget, even better (but not essential). Above all, you have a natural ability to help make the lives of others more fulfilling and want to work in an environment where the work can be hard, but also fun and rewarding. The benefits Alternate weekend working and socilabe working hours Competitive rates of pay we continuously review pay in your local market Opportunities to progress through our personalised career paths into Head Chef opportunities Competitive refer a friend scheme of up to £1000 depending on role Quality and free training to help develop and enhance your skills Bank holiday enhancements Cycle to work scheme Free DBS Thousands of online and in-store discounts across big known retailers enabling our colleagues to make big savings on every day shopping such as holidays, supermarkets and travel. Employee Assistance Programme Immediate access to a confidential telephone counselling and legal information service which operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to include support such as financial and family concerns
Company
Care UK
Posted
01/07/2022
Location
Kent, England, UK
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