ABOUT THE ROLE
As a Bank 2nd Chef at a Barchester care home, you’ll help to provide the first-class food and hospitality that enable us to give our residents exceptional all-round care and support. You’ll create dishes that look and taste delicious, are nutritious and cater for every individual’s tastes and dietary needs. The role of Bank 2nd Chef with us is a great way to take on more responsibility. You can expect to support and deputise for the Head Chef, help to design menus, manage all aspects of the kitchen, control the budget and lead the catering team. Your hours will vary depending on our needs, but whenever you’re here, we’ll support your continued development.
You’ll need to have a basic food hygiene certificate to join us as a 2nd Chef. Ideally, you’ll also bring a catering qualification – a City & Guilds 706 1/2 (or equivalent) – along with experience in a similar role. We’re looking for someone with creative flair, good nutritional understanding and leadership skills, all combined with a personable approach and a genuine interest in our residents. Our considerate and caring chefs are important personalities in our homes, highly valued and popular with residents, families and staff. Flexibility is essential for this role.
As well as competitive pay, you can look forward to a role that offers true flexibility and plenty of free learning and development opportunities. As one of the UK’s leading healthcare providers, we take catering seriously and even run a fiercely-contested annual Barchester Hospitality Awards. If you do well in this role it could lead to a permanent one.
As this is a Bank position to provide cover as and when we need it, such as for annual leave or sick leave, the hours and days you work will vary.
If you’d like to use your culinary and people skills in an organisation that provides the quality care you’d expect for your loved ones, this is a rewarding place to be.