Head Chef

Title: Head Chef - Schemes and Villages

Location: Schemes / Villages

Responsible to: Manager

This is a summary of the job role

Overall Aim of the Job:

•  To lead the catering staff in the Scheme / Village, in a way that is influential in the commitment to ExtraCare's 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

Key Responsibilities:

Kitchen, Stores and Equipment

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

•  To be responsible for stock control 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

• To periodically audit the condition of all cooking equipment.

Menus, Preparation and Presentation:

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

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

• To ensure obligations to record nutrition is adhered to, as determined by CQC regulations

• Costing of menus to ensure that meals are provided within the agreed budget

•  To lead and support the catering team ensuring that ExtraCare's ambitions for catering and hospitality are achieved in terms of quality meal preparation, production and service

Health and Safety:

• To work closely with the Scheme/Village Manager or Hospitality Commissioning Manager, maintaining and reviewing services regularly

• Maintain a clean and well-kept environment

•  Ensure   all   Environmental   Health   Regulations   covering   food   handling, preparation, presentation and storage are complied with, as well as all standards set out by ExtraCare in addition to mandatory regulations

• All statutory training to be up to date with records of certificates

• To record all temperature controls as specified in ExtraCare's quality audit

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

• To complete Quality audits ensuring copies are available for inspection

• Quality EHO reports with no outstanding actions

• Any sightings of pests should be reported immediately to the Manager. Training

• To  contribute  to  the  training  of  other  Chefs  or  Catering  Assistants and Hospitality Assistants as required

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