Keane Premier Healthcare



Keane Premier Healthcare, Nerston, South Lanarkshire

  • Full time
  • Permanent
  • Onsite working

Posted 1 week ago, 6 Jul | Get your application in now before you're too late!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: 0db2b3d10cab4df59ff84a589281909d

Full Job Description

Due to restrictions on the number of certificates we can issue at present, candidates without an existing visa or right to work in the UK are unlikely to be suitable for the advertised post.

At Ryan Meadows we are dedicated to ensuring that our Care Home Residents enjoy a special dining experience each day, with every plate thoughtfully prepared to bring joy, comfort, and satisfaction to their daily lives., As Chef you will support the Head Chef to oversee all areas of the kitchen, to deliver high quality "Restaurant" standard meals to our residents- without the long weeks or split shifts.

This role requires a motivated and passionate candidate with genuine warmth, and drive to deliver an enjoyable dining experience for our residents. You will assist in all aspects of kitchen operations including menu development, food preparation, cooking, ordering, and maintaining food safety and hygiene standards., Assist with the development and implementation of nutritious, well-balanced, and varied menus that cater to the dietary needs and preferences of residents.

Prepare meals to a high standard, ensuring taste, presentation, and quality are consistently excellent.

  • Support and direct the kitchen team

  • Ensure that all stages of food preparation are maintained to the highest standards ensuring the well-being of residents.

  • Ensure the cooking and serving of meals are in accordance with the menu.

  • Ensure compliance with the Food Safety & Hygiene Regulations.

  • Ensure portion control procedures are maintained ensuring waste is kept to a minimum.

  • Ensure individual dietary requirements are met.

  • Ensure the necessary systems and checks are maintained to provide a clean, safe, organised, healthy and efficient working environment.

  • Ensure all food and other items are stored correctly.

  • Monitor stock, maintain effective stock rotation and place orders where required.

  • To deputise for the Head Chef where required.

  • Food Safety and Hygiene:

    To regularly audit Health and Safety, Food Hygiene and HACCP checks ensuring all documentation is completed for due diligence and inspection by internal and external authorities. Complete any actions required in a timely fashion.

    Ensure the kitchen operates in compliance with all relevant health and safety regulations and food hygiene standards.

    Conduct regular inspections of kitchen practices, equipment, and storage areas.

    Resident and Staff Engagement:

    Engage with residents and staff to understand their dietary needs, preferences, and feedback.

    Work collaboratively with the care team to ensure that residents' nutritional needs are met.

    Communicate effectively with other departments to ensure smooth operations and resident satisfaction.

    Proven experience as a Chef, preferably in a care home, healthcare, or hospitality environment.

    Professional culinary qualifications.

    Knowledge of allergens, dietary needs and nutrition, particularly for elderly individuals.

    Good team supervision skills.

    Good understanding of food safety and hygiene regulations.

    Great culinary skills with a creative and innovative approach.

    Strong organizational skills.

    Compassionate and patient, with a genuine passion for improving the lives of residents.

  • £12.07 per hour

  • Wage stream - access a portion of your wages before pay day.

  • 28 days pro rata holidays.

  • High street discount through Blue Light Card.

  • Premium BorrowMyDoggy membership - as it says on the tin, borrowing a dog!

  • Vivup Employee Benefits Programme. Including cycle to work scheme, discounted gym memberships, free counselling services, savings on food and drink, leisure activities, shopping and much more!

  • Extensive induction and training programmes.

  • Promotion and progression opportunities.