Head Chef - Care Home

Westlake House Care Home, Pondtail Road, Horsham, West Sussex, RH12 5HT

Pay:
Up to £26,500 per annum

Hours:
40.00

Type:
Permanent

Shift:
Days

Posted:
29th October 2018

Closes:
27th November 2018

ABOUT THE ROLE
As a Head Chef at a Barchester care home, you’ll provide first-class food and hospitality to help us support our residents in leading the most fulfilling lives. We’ll rely on you to create dishes that not only look and taste delicious, but that also reflect each individual’s likes, dislikes and dietary needs. The role of Head Chef is varied – you’ll design menus, manage all aspects of the kitchen, control the budget and lead the catering team. You can also expect to play your own part in creating a warm and welcoming environment where everyone feels at home. We’ll support your continued development and you’ll also be able to showcase your culinary talents in the annual, fiercely-contested Barchester Hospitality Awards.

ABOUT YOU
To join us in this role, previous experience as a Head Chef is important, and you should have a basic food hygiene certificate. If you have a catering qualification such as City & Guilds 706 1/2 (or equivalent), that would be ideal. You’ll also need to combine creative flair, nutritional understanding and leadership skills with a personable approach and a genuine interest in our residents. Our considerate and caring chefs are a big presence in our care homes and highly valued by residents, families and staff alike. In fact, our selection process involves a practical element where you’ll be asked to meet and cook for a panel of residents.

REWARDS PACKAGE
As well as a competitive salary, Barchester offers one of the best rewards packages in the care sector. Your generous benefits would include:

• Free learning and development
• Automatic enrolment into our profit share scheme
• A range of holiday, retail and leisure discounts
• Unlimited access to our Refer a Friend bonus scheme

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.


Why should you apply?

  • One of the best benefits and rewards packages
  • Great pay
  • Brilliant training
  • Freedom to do things the right way
  • Progression opportunities in over 200 care homes
  • Excellent benefits