Caledonia Care Home
Saltcoates Ayrshire
Cook / Chef
​£11.76 per hour
Full Time
We are currently seeking professional and experienced Chef to join our team to:
  • Prepare, cook and serve hot and cold meals, as and when required.
  • Provide for special dietary requirements where necessary, and take into account the preferences of individual Clients.
  • Liaise with the Home Manager when planning / costing menus in order to provide a balanced nutritious diet, making the best use of available fresh foods.
  • Arrange / participate in Staff and Client meetings as required.
  • Maintain accurate records of food supplies, and freezer / fridge temperatures.
  • Ensure stock rotation. Order stocks and check deliveries, and check and value stocks as required by the Home Manager.
  • Attend mandatory training days/courses, on or off site, as and when required.
  • Ensure statutory Health and Safety standards in the kitchen and dining areas.
  • Ensure all crockery and equipment is cleaned and stored appropriately, and that the overall cleaning of the kitchen area (and, where appropriate, the dining areas) is carried out effectively.
  • Report immediately to the Home Manager, or Person in Charge, any illness of an infectious nature or accident incurred by a Client, colleague, self or another.
  • Understand, and ensure the implementation of, the Care Centre’s Health and Safety policy, and Emergency and Fire procedures.
  • Report to the Home Manager, or the Handyperson, any faulty appliances, damaged furniture, equipment or any potential hazard.
  • Promote a positive personal / professional profile within the local community, ensuring the good reputation of the Care Centre at all times.
  • Ensure that all information of confidential nature gained in the course of duty is not divulged to third parties.
  • Notify the Home Manager, or the Person in Charge, as soon as possible of your inability to report for duty, and also on your return to work from all periods of absence.
  • Ensure the security of the Care Centre is maintained at all times
  • Adhere to all Company policies and procedures within the defined timescales.
Qualifications and Skills
  • Basic Food Hygiene Certificate
  • Good communication skills
  • Team player
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Satisfactory CRB / DBS checks
  • Experience of food preparation for the relevant Client group
  • High standards of hygiene and cleanliness
  • Highly organised
  • Maintain professional knowledge and competence
About The Company

About Handsale Ltd:

Handsale Ltd is a privately-owned healthcare company that currently owns and operates Eight Care Homes across England, Wales and Scotland. Founded in 1988 as a family business, Handsale has proudly maintained its family owned and operated structure to this day. Handsale has over 30 years’ experience in healthcare and is a well-respected group in the industry. The Company operates 523 beds and employs over 650 people. Each Handsale care home is exactly that – a home. They are all situated in carefully chosen areas where their residents can continue to lead fulfilling lives while feeling confident and secure.  The homes are run with an ethos based on quality, trust and support. Handsale prides itself on being an integral part of each of the communities it serves.

Caledonia Care Home - Handsale Ltd
The home caters 90 residents and offers Nursing and Residential care. We care for people those with Dementia, Old Age & Physically Disabled. Facility & Services we offer are Palliative Care, Respite Care, Convalescent Care, Alzheimer’s Care, Cancer Care, Stroke, Colitis & Crohn's Disease and Separate EMI Unit.

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