Chef Manager


We are looking for a highly experienced Chef Manager to join one of the largest health care providers in the UK. The role is based in one of our care homes and will have full accountability in delivering and overseeing the preparation and production of food alongside the management of the full dining experience coupled with accountability and autonomy in food ordering and stock management.

As an organisation, we are incredibly passionate regarding the food experience all our residents receive and believe in prioritising and providing investment and training to ensure we create the best teams capable of delivering a sector leading service and offer.

We are looking for outstanding chefs who have a passion for cooking and who want to help deliver great menus.  We are a forward thinking organisation and are looking for our Chef Managers to lead through a hands-on approach to manage and develop a small kitchen team.

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

  • Welcome Bonus of £1,000 which will be paid 3 instalments *
  • Competitive salary
  • Work/Life Balance – work 5/7 days with no evening work
  • Access to our Training Academy with innovative training available
  • Opportunity to use all your chef skills – not just one specialism
  • Career development – regional opportunities and progression
  • Discounts and benefits suited to your lifestyle
  • Free onsite parking
  • Free uniform
  • Free meals on duty
  • NEST work place pension contributions
  • Long service awards

Reporting into the Home Manager, responsibilities will include:

  • Managing every aspect of the catering operation within the home for residents and team members, delivering a quality service and dining experience in line with all health, safety & hygiene requirements.
  • Leading the catering team and managing performance.
  • Delivering varied, nutritious and appetising menu options for our residents, taking into account of any special dietary needs, allergen information and retaining records for inspection purposes.
  • Working week which offers an exceptional work life balance with social flexible hours. 
  • Liaising with approved suppliers to ensure efficient delivery of orders, in line with the company policy and procedures to maintain appropriate stock levels and budget control.
  • Overseeing the Food Safety Management System including COSHH Management and cleaning rota, to ensure the regular cleaning of all kitchen areas, equipment and appliances to meet the high standards of cleanliness necessary in food storage, preparation and service areas.
  • Practicing safe systems of work across the range of tasks and in line with the Food Safety Management Systems, by assessing risk and having due regard for personal safety of residents, visitors and team members.
  • Undertaking weekly stock takes and submission of budget sheets.  

To succeed you will be:

  • A team player with good interpersonal skills
  • Energetic, Approachable and hard-working
  • Flexible and adaptable to change
  • An inspiring leader who can motivate teams through obvious passion and commitment
  • Strong communicator and influencer
  • Driven and motivated and believe in quality care
  • Passionate about offering superior services and want to make a difference in everything that they do

*T&C's apply


  • 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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