Title: Chef

Location: All Villages/Schemes

Responsible to: Manager or Head Chef (when in post)

This is a summary of the job role

Overall Aim of the Job:

• To support the Head Chef to lead the catering staff in the Scheme/Village, in a way that is influential in the commitment to ExtraCare procedures, systems and approaches

• To provide an excellent quality experience within the catering service offered within the Scheme/Village

• To contribute to the support offered to residents, working with the support team and the Well-Being Advisor, taking into account any specific individual nutritional needs that may be required by providing a meal service to cover main meal or all meals according to the current arrangements in the Village or Scheme

• To support the care team in the provision of other meals

• Actively pay attention to customer requirements and proactively deal with complaints and comments

• To promote quality control procedures including involving residents in menu planning

• To  take  full responsibility  for  the  restaurant  and  catering  function  in  the absence of the Head Chef

Key Responsibilities:

• To maintain kitchen and food stores in a clean and tidy condition

• To be responsible for control of the stock of catering materials in the Scheme/Village. To order supplies to maintain stock levels and receive and check all deliveries. Ensure recording of temperatures of chilled and frozen meals on arrival and transfer immediately to cold store

• With  the  Head  Chef  to  periodically  audit  the  condition  of  all  cooking equipment and other catering hardware and organise repairs, request replacements as necessary

Menus, Preparation and Presentation:

• To provide a quality dining experience offering a choice of meals with good nutritional value as set out in SOPs

• To work closely with resident's support team and Well-being Advisors concerning special diets which are to be rigorously followed

• To ensure a balanced diet is achieved for all residents

• Work with the Head Chef to cost menus to ensure that meals are provided within the agreed budget

Service of Main Meal:

• To lead the catering and hospitality team ensuring that tables are set and the main meal is presented in an appealing way

• To record all temperature controls as specified in the quality audit

• Completion of risk assessments and to be alert to hazards for self, other staff and residents, which should be reported

• To  assist  complete  quality  audits  each  season  and  ensure  copies  are available for inspection

• Quality EHO reports should be evident with no outstanding actions.


• To complete all statutory and mandatory training as laid down by ExtraCare, and to ensure team attendance

This  post  is  subject  to  satisfactory  medical clearance,  DBS  disclosure, two written satisfactory references and Home Office right to work clearance.