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Primley Court

We need another care home cook to join our team. You will be responsible for ensuring residents receive a varied, appealing, wholesome and nutritious diet, each day suited to individually assessed requirements. Working with a KP you will cook and present in a manner which is attractive and appealing in terms of texture, flavor and appearance and serve with flair.


  • Catering Qualification - City and Guilds 706 1 and 2 or QCF / NVQ 3 / 3.
  • Hold Basic Food Hygiene Certificate and demonstrate high personal hygiene standards
  • 2 Years minimum catering experience, hotel or care setting.
  • Trained in allergen, nutrition and dietetic disciplines
  • Undertake a DBS check.
  • Ability to work full time with alternating weekend work shifts on a rota.

You will be responsible for delivering breakfast, lunch and evening meals along with day time snacks for our residents, staff and visitors. You will place food orders and comply with procedures to maintain stock levels and control budget limits. Operating the kitchen to the highest standards of hygiene you will monitor and report temperatures of refrigerators and freezers to ensure food is stored safely.

You will prepare and oversee the cleaning rota adhering to safe systems of work, assessing risks and having due regard for personal safety and that of residents, visitors and staff.

You will have knowledge and observe the food safety (General Food Hygiene) Regulations 1995. Maintaining accurate records as required by environmental health, food standards agency, CQC and the company policies and procedures.

You will work on a staff rota, attend staff meetings and training sessions as required..

Importantly you will interact wit residents, visitors and staff, using feedback to improve and build on the homes catering service and respond to a demanding workload.

A full job description is available upon application.


Competitive salary

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If you feel you have the catering skills, flair and communication abilities our residents seek then this job may be for you so call us today.