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Bannview House, 23 Bannview Road, Banbridge, County Down, BT32 3RL

Priory Group Division

Adult Care

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£11.18 p/h


40 hours p/w

Job Advert Role Description

As part of the Support Services team, our Chefs provide a high quality service to our service users through the creation, presentation and delivery of meals. Working with a team of Catering Assistants, the successful candidate will assist with the provision of the catering service with particular emphasis on the planning, preparation and cooking of meals.

Key Accountabilities

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 home.
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 home’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 Home 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.

What we’d like from you:

  • Basic qualification in food hygiene
  • Level 2 diploma in food hygiene or qualified by previous experience in catering
  • Commitment to delivering a high quality service
  • Excellent organisational capability
  • Effective communication skills

What we’d like to give you:

  • A competitive salary
  • Enhanced disclosure cost coverage
  • Comprehensive induction and commitment to ongoing training
  • Online benefits and cash back rewards

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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, and the cost of this will be covered by the Priory Group. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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