Assistant Chef


We are currently recruiting for an Assistant Chef. The post holder will deputise, in the Chef’s absence, to successfully run the catering operation within the Home. This includes preparing high quality home cooked, fresh, nutritional meals and catering for any dietary and cultural needs. As one of the largest healthcare providers in the UK it’s important to us to couple great care with meaningful and enjoyable experiences.

As an Assistant Chef you will be:

  • Required to, in the absence of the Chef, lead, motivate and direct a team of kitchen colleagues to deliver a first class catering service to the residents within the Home.
  • Preparing menus in consultation with the Chef, Home Manager, residents, families, catering committees. Understanding individual nutritional needs and choices of residents at all times. Ensuring the quantity and quality of all food served is to the required nutritional standards.
  • Preparing any beverages and snacks throughout the day, around the needs and choices of residents.
  • Following, and in the absence of the Chef, planning and delivering, set menus.
  • In the absence of the Chef, or when delegated by the Chef, taking responsibility for stock taking, stock rotation and storage of stock, including checking and receiving deliveries.
  • Required to monitor and replenish kitchen and food stocks, in conjunction with the Home Manager, and maintain records of the same, in line with Company procedures.
  • Responsible for the presentation of the dining areas.
  • Supervising all other kitchen staff
  • Ensuring that high standards of hygiene, cleanliness and food preparation are maintained at all times to meet environmental food safety standards.
  • Supporting the Chef with supervisions and appraisals

To succeed you will be

  • Able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Able to work under own initiative and in a fast paced environment
  • Polite and courteous, energetic and outgoing
  • A team player who engages well with others
  • Willing to positively contribute towards enhancing the quality and service levels for all service users
  • Able to be adaptive and flexible to cover a range of responsibilities at short notice

We provide you with excellent learning, development and support opportunities, to equip you with the knowledge and skills to make a real difference in the role.

We offer you a great range of benefits, which include:

  • Competitive salary
  • Generous holiday entitlement
  • Refer a Friend scheme of £150 (unlimited referrals)
  • Free meals
  • Access to excellent training
  • Career development opportunities
  • Discounts and benefits suited to your lifestyle
  • Free onsite parking
  • Free uniform
  • NEST work place pension contributions
  • Long service awards
  • Ashbourne Court Care Home, Andover

Ashbourne Court is a happy and friendly care home, situated in the heart of the popular market town of Andover.

Rated 'outstanding' by CQC,  the home provides residential and nursing care to older people, including people with a form of dementia, with carers accustomed to dealing with sensitive mental health needs. Palliative and respite care are also available.

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Ashbourne Court Care Home, Andover
13 Salisbury Road, Andover, Hampshire, United Kingdom, SP10 2JJ
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