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Head Chef - Sherrell House, Chigwell in Chigwell, Essex, UK at Excel Care

Date Posted: 6/5/2018

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Job Title: Head Chef - Sherrell House, Chigwell 

Location: Sherrell House

Salary: £11.97/h plus Bank holiday enhancement

Closing Date: 05/07/2018

Reference Number: 000476


We have an opportunity for an Head Chef to join our team at Sherrell House in Chigwell, Essex.

Job Purpose:

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

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

The Head Cook 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 Head Cook 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


Employee Benefits:

  • 28 Days holiday including Bank holidays
  • Time and a half payment for bank holiday working
  • Refer a Friend Scheme rewarding up to £600 for every person you refer
  • DBS Certificate paid by Excelcare
  • 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 0208 3135003 - we look forward to hearing from you.

Excelcare are an equal opportunities employer.