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Chef - Harlow in Harlow at ExcelCare

Date Posted: 1/30/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full Time
  • Location:
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    1 - 3 years
  • Date Posted:

Job Description

Job Title: Chef - Harlow 

Location: Abbot Care Centre

Salary: Up to £12.00 depending on experience and qualifications

Closing Date: 01/03/2019

Reference Number: 000703


Abbot Care Home are looking for a Chef to join their team, working 45 hours per week.

Salary: Up to £12.00 depending on experience and qualifications

Job Purpose:

To prepare and provide both nutritionally and satisfying meals for all residents.

The Chef will lead and manage the catering team and work closely with other departments making sure that the highest service standards are met.

The Chef will ensure that the catering services maintain the Companies standards of food safety and hygiene and maintain a safe working environment.


Overall responsibility for the catering services within the home.

The Chef is responsible for all catering staff, leading, supervising and coaching team members and performance management.

Ensure that the rota is completed in a timely manner and the correct levels of staff are on shift at any time.

Have a comprehensive understanding of Health & Safety as well as Food Hygiene issues.

Ensure that all safety and food safety and hygiene paperwork is completed as specified in Food Safety Manual and filed.

Responsible for ensuring that the kitchen team deliver at least the minimum catering services specification as outlined in the Restaurant Services Manual.

Ensure the nutritional content of the meals provided cater for the dietary needs of all residents

Ensure that any requirements from internal and external audits are actioned within the agreed timescales.

Person Spec:

  • Two years minimum experience in a similar role or a catering background with 12 months, minimum, hands on experience in managing a kitchen
  • Possess intermediate food safety and hygiene certificate
  • Supervisory and management experience
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Excel, Word)
  • Ability to work flexible hours
  • NVQ Level 3 


  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Annual Salary Review
  • Paid study leave
  • Long service awards
  • Career development pathways through the Excelcare Training Academy
  • Comprehensive Induction Programme
  • Funded Qualifications via the apprenticeship programme (where required)
  • Contributory Eye Test Vouchers
  • Paid uniform
  • Employee of the Month and the Excelcare Awards – Recognition of our committed people across the business for a job very well done.

If you are interested in the position or would initially like to find out more information, we’d like to hear from you. Please apply online or contact one of the Recruitment Team today on 02083135003 - we look forward to hearing from you.

Excelcare are an equal opportunities employer.

*Subject to terms and conditions