To provide a comprehensive, high quality catering service, which contributes to the overall wellbeing of the people that live here and is achieved within budget. To follow the Dementia Care Matters philosophy.
Knowledge & Qualifications n Demonstrate a minimum 2 years catering experience, preferably in a commercial environment.
Hold relevant catering qualification – City & Guilds 706/1 and 706/2 or NVQ. Hold Basic Food Hygiene Certificate and demonstrates high standards of personal hygiene.
Able to instruct and demonstrate food preparation activities. Efficient worker, able to respond to a demanding workload. Display a positive and flexible aptitude to team working. Demonstrate initiative and imagination. Exhibit a caring and understanding attitude towards the people that live here and colleagues.
Prepare menu plans for approval by the Manager, which provide varied, nutritious and appetising meals for the people that live here, taking account of any special dietary needs and retaining records for inspection purposes.
Place food orders, subject to appropriate levels of authority, with approved suppliers, complying with procedures to maintain appropriate stock levels and control, ensuring good quality provisions are purchased within agreed budget limits.
Supervise and direct the work of other kitchen staff, providing instruction and demonstration to unqualified staff on simple food preparation activity.
Understand the principles of safe food handling to ensure all food preparation undertaken in the kitchen is to the highest standards of hygiene. All food preparation and food handling areas will be maintained to a safe and hygienic standard as stipulated by the food hygiene legislation.
Maintain a high level of personal hygiene and wear clean full protective clothing at all times. Monitor, record and report the temperatures of refrigerators and freezers to ensure food is stored safely.
Prepare and oversee the cleaning rota, to ensure the regular cleaning of all kitchen areas, equipment and appliances to meet the high standards of cleanliness necessary in food storage, preparation and service areas.
Prepare and cook all daily meals for people that live here, and staff where applicable, and provides catering for special occasions, such as birthday cakes, Christmas and other celebration days.
Why work for us?
We are a friendly, small family owed business with a hand on approach with staff to help achieve the best possible standards of care for all our residents, with a full, specific individual training process, to help achieve that goal. Every single member of staff is the key to make this work and all staff are treated accordingly.
We have numerous staff that have been with us for over 5 years. We have staff employed by us for 10, 15 years and we reward loyal staff with wage incentives and increases above our standard rates of pay.
Our hourly wage rate for care staff, we know is amongst the highest you will find in the industry. On top of this we offer monthly bonuses by employee of the month, employees of the year to all staff. We offer incentives if qualified friends of yours join us as well, subject to vacancies. Friends often work well together.
The home is split into lounges and teams of staff. We have quarterly lounge awards. We encourage social nights out where by staff can enjoy the company of other members of staff away from work. We endeavor to create a good working relationship with all staff and make new additions to the team feel right at home from day one.
We work on very high levels of staff. More than anyone else we know of in the whole county. Our home has been nominated for awards in the care industry and we continue to improve and monitor our care approach and standards of care.
We have a full electronic care management system to make updating care plans and daily record keeping simple and easy to do Along with e-logging nurse call system this helps to safeguard staff against making errors and omissions. We offer online clocking in and holiday requests all via your mobile phone, this makes us stand out from all other care homes for ease of use and an error free environment.
Come and join our team, see the difference and then make a difference