Care Home Chef (No Evenings)

  • Up to £12.00 per hour + paid annual leave, company pension,

  • North London, London

Job Title: Care Home Chef (DBS Cleared)

Location: Northwest London

Position Type: Full Time

Hourly Rate: £12.00 Per Hour

We are currently hiring a dedicated and dependable Chef to join our team in Northwest London. This is a full-time, permanent position with a weekly commitment of 40 hours (No evenings) at an hourly rate of £12.00, subject to review in the 24/25 financial year.

As a Care Home Chef, you will play a vital role in ensuring the smooth operation of our care home's catering services, prioritizing the delivery of nutritious meals in a safe environment for our residents. Our location is conveniently situated, just an eight-minute walk from the nearest station.


  • Food Preparation: Prepare meals for a maximum of 20 residents, serving three meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner). Follow established recipes, portion sizes, and dietary guidelines outlined in our four-week rotational menus.
  • Serving and Portioning: Assist in serving meals efficiently, ensuring proper portion sizes and catering to any special dietary requirements. Utilize hot cupboards to store meals for timely service by our caregivers.
  • Cleaning and Sanitization: Maintain high standards of cleanliness and hygiene in the kitchen. This includes cleaning work surfaces, utensils, and equipment, and keeping the kitchen environment tidy and organized.
  • Stock Control: Help monitor stock levels of food, beverages, and kitchen supplies. Alert the Chef Manager of any shortages or items nearing expiration to ensure continuous supply.
  • Dietary Requirements: Familiarize yourself with residents' specific dietary needs, including religious diets like Halal and pollotarian diets.
  • Health and Safety: Adhere to all health and safety regulations and guidelines, including safe food handling practices, to maintain a safe and hygienic kitchen environment.
  • Collaboration with Chef Manager: Work closely with the Chef Manager to ensure efficient and coordinated delivery of catering services.

  • Requirements:

  • Enhanced DBS: Possess or be willing to undergo an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check to safeguard vulnerable adults.
  • Previous Experience: Prior experience in similar catering roles is essential.
  • Food Safety Knowledge: Must have knowledge of food safety and hygiene practices.
  • Solo Working: Ability to work independently and take initiative.
  • Reliable and Punctual: Demonstrate reliability and punctuality, adhering to specific working hours.
  • Physical Stamina: Ability to stand for extended periods, lift heavy items, and perform repetitive tasks.

  • If you are passionate about providing nutritious meals to residents and maintaining high service standards, we invite you to apply for the Care Home Chef position with us at Twentysix Recruitment. Please submit your application, along with your most recent CV, detailing your suitability for the role. We look forward to receiving your application.

    Twentysix Recruitment is an independent Catering & Hospitality specialist agency. Providing nationwide coverage across the UK for all roles within the Catering sector. We approach our client's and candidates' needs from a highly knowledgeable viewpoint, with a thorough understanding of the current marketplace.

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