Head Cook | Old Vicarage, Lancashire

Jun 27, 2022

JOB TITLE: Head Cook – 40 Hours per week.

Pay: £11 Per hour

REPORTING TO: Care Manager/Deputy Home Manager/ Senior Care Assistant

Cook Job Responsibilities:

  • Providing a pleasant dining experience.
  • Serves meals by reviewing recipes; assembling, combining, and cooking ingredients; and

maintaining a sanitary kitchen.

  • Executes cold food production in accordance with standards of plating guide specifications.

  • Attends to the detail and presentation of each order.

  • Prepares ingredients by following recipes; slicing, cutting, chopping, mincing, stirring, whipping, and

    mixing ingredients; adding seasonings; verifying taste; and plating meals.

  • Completes hot meal preparation by grilling, sautéing, roasting, frying, and broiling ingredients and

    assembling and refrigerating cold ingredients.

  • Adheres to proper food handling, sanitation, and safety procedures; maintains temperature and

    Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) logs as required; and maintains appropriate dating,

    labelling, and rotation of all food items.

  • Stores leftovers according to established standards.

  • Coordinates daily food supply menus

  • Assists with receipt of deliveries.

  • Contributes to daily, holiday, and theme menus in collaboration with residents’ views

  • Maintains cleanliness and sanitation of equipment, food storage, and work areas.

  • Completes cleaning according to daily and weekly schedules and dishwashing/pot washing as


  • Assists with orienting new employees to their work area.

  • Listens to residents’ complaints and suggestions and resolves complaints.

  • Implements suggestions within parameter of position and refers more complex concerns to the


  • Instructs personnel in use of new equipment and cleaning methods and provides efficient and

    effective methods of maintaining work area.

  • Participates in and/or contributes to meetings, or projects designed to improve quality of service

    and employee productivity.

Cook Qualifications/Skills:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and skill in ability to safely and effectively operate standard foodservice equipment and complete training required for job role.

  • To have a genuine interest for Older People

  • Adaptability

  • Decision-making

  • Customer service

  • Oral communication

  • Planning, problem solving, and teamwork

  • Developing budgets

  • Self-motivated

  • High energy Level