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Head Cook - KH322

Home Name Yaxley House
  • Working Hours:

  • Job Type:

    Full time
  • Salary:

    £9.20 per hour
  • Job Location:

    Yaxley, Eye, Suffolk


We are looking for a dedicated, experienced Head Cook to work at Yaxley House Residential Home in Yaxley, Eye, Suffolk (IP23).

The Head Cook position is offering 40 hours per week, working 8am-4pm shift pattern (will include weekend shifts), at a pay rate up to £9.20 per hour (subject to experience)

We are looking for an experienced and talented chef with plenty of flair and enthusiasm

 to take on the new and exciting position of Head Cook.

Key Duties and Responsibilities
- Managing the operation of the kitchen, including food production, staff management and supplies
- Managing presentation and service
- Promote leadership and mentoring to kitchen staff
- Maintain excellent standards of performance
- Managing record management and compliance with quality and safety standards
- Assist to maintain excellent health and safety standards within the kitchen

Criteria / Person Specification

The ideal candidate for this position will have:

  • Minimum two years’ experience in a similar role as a Head Chef/Catering Manager with hands-on experience
  • Possess City & Guilds 706/1 706/2 or equivalent NVQ qualifications
  • Possess intermediate food hygiene certificate
  • Possess knowledge of nutrition and therapeutic diets
  • Supervisor and management experience
  • Possess effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work flexible hours
  • Experience in creative menu writing
  • Ability to train kitchen staff in all areas


We provide a variety of competitive benefits, including:
- Excellent rates of pay
- Enhanced rates for bank holidays
- Paid breaks
- Uniform provided
- Costs for an enhanced DBS

An Enhanced DBS is required for this position along with two suitable references from previous/current employers

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Job Deadline: 09/08/2019


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