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Head Chef / Catering Manager




Mildmay Oaks, Odiham Road, Winchfield,Hook, Hampshire RG27 8BS

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£24,000.00 - £26,000.00 dependant on experience



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Knowing that you’re making a difference to people’s lives is rewarding in itself. But our many roles offer much more than that. As well as helping you grow and develop your talent, we want you to feel proud of where you work and what you do.

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Mildmay Oaks is a low secure and locked rehabilitation service for men with learning disability and autism spectrum disorder, and for women with learning disability.

Ensures the effective and efficient planning, preparation and delivery of all aspects of food preparation and cooking, taking into account of dietary and nutritional requirements within the Hospital.

Actively involved in the preparation, cooking and serving of food and beverages as well as supervising and motivating the catering team and ensuring operational standards comply with the company’s “Food Safety policies” and guidelines and statutory regulations.

Responsible for monitoring the Hospital’s catering budget within Priory standards, taking account of cost per cover calculations, as well as ensuring best value and quality of ingredients in consultation with the Hospital Manager.

Researches, develops and creates varied and interesting menus which take account of healthy eating guidelines and any dietary requirements of the particular resident group.

Ensures that stock ordering and rotation is organised in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

To ensure that wherever possible the people who use the service are provided with variety and choice, with full regard for dietary, nutritional and religious requirements.

Able to adapt to the changing needs of the people who use the service and able to keep up to date with the medication side effects that the people who use our service may experience so that their diets can be amended accordingly.

Monitors and adapts food production ensuring that there is a minimum amount of wasted food.

Ensure all food stocks are managed and rotated as appropriate.

Responsible for food safety standards and the standard of kitchen cleaning.

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About us

As one of the UK’s leading providers of behavioural care and specialist support services to adults and young people, Priory Group promise a challenging and fulfilling career with the support of a world class organisation willing to invest in your development. 

Across our network of hospitals, residential care homes, education facilities and supported living services, we are making a real and lasting difference to the lives of the people we support.


All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland. We are an equal opportunities employer. Priory Group will cover the cost of a DBS check.

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