Deputy Chef, Winnersh, Berkshire

Closing date: 29/09/2019

Location: Abbeyfield, Winnersh, Woodward Close, Winnersh, Berkshire, RG41 5NW

Salary - £18,000 - £20,000 Per Annum

Hours -  Full Time (36 Hours) - 5 Days over 7

Key Responsibilities

  • To ensure that every resident enjoys a nutritious diet that is prepared according to their tastes and presented to the required standard.
  • Ensure other members of the catering/care staff team provide a consistently high quality of meal provision
  • Ensure that all aspects of the regulatory framework are met within the scope of this role as directed, including the Health and Social Care Act 2008 and requirements relating to residents’ nutritional needs
  • Ensure, working as part of a team within the home, that all residents’ nutritional needs are fully met

Cooking & Kitchen Responsibilities

  • To develop, in consultation with residents and staff, healthy balanced menus with choices which reflect the needs and preferences of residents.
  • To plan prepare and cook residents’ meals from the agreed menu taking into account personal preferences or recognised dietary requirement (e.g. diabetes). All residents are to be offered at least three meals per day.
  • To regularly seek feedback from residents to monitor their satisfaction with the menu and quality of the food provided.
  • To ensure a safe and sufficient supply of catering products by developing a system of ordering supplies in a timely manner. Ensure catering orders and deliveries are recorded using documentation supplied to enable all orders to be checked and audited.  
  • To be responsible for the daily use of catering equipment and reporting any defects to the Chef Manager, Operations Manager and Maintenance person.
  • To manage the cleaning procedures and schedules for the kitchen in accordance with Environmental Health standards and those expected by the Chef Mnager and Operations Manager
  • To keep the kitchen and store areas in a clean and hygienic condition.
  • To ensure the correct use of all equipment and products in line with COSHH requirements. Ensure all COSHH assessment are kept under review.
  • To implement and maintain a system of stock rotation and control

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