Chef – 2nd Chef – Barchester Healthcare

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    <p><strong>ABOUT THE ROLE</strong> <br>Barchester is all about doing things a little bit differently. And our catering and hospitality is no exception. Join us as a 2nd Chef, and you’ll be providing first-class food and hospitality within a care home environment – food that looks and tastes delicious, is nutritious and which caters for every individual’s tastes and dietary needs. You’ll support and deputise for the Head Chef too, helping to design menus, manage all aspects of the kitchen, control the budget and lead the catering team. You can look forward to advancing your skills – and your career – within the Barchester Chef Academy which offers continuous training and development. You’ll also be able to showcase your talents in the annual, fiercely contested Barchester Hospitality Awards.</p><p><strong>ABOUT YOU</strong> <br>To join us as a 2nd Chef, you’ll certainly need to have a basic food hygiene certificate, and ideally you’ll also bring a catering qualification – a City &amp; Guilds 706 1/2 (or equivalent) – along with experience in a similar role. We’re looking for someone with creative flair, good nutritional understanding and leadership skills, all combined with a genuine interest in the people we support. In our homes, chefs are important personalities, highly valued and popular with our residents, families and staff. In fact, our selection process involves a practical element where you’ll be asked to cook for and meet a panel of people living in the home.</p><p><strong>REWARDS PACKAGE</strong><br>As well as a competitive salary, Barchester is offering 2nd Chefs one of the best rewards packages in the care sector. Your generous benefits will include:<br>• Free learning and development<br>• Automatic enrolment into our profit share scheme<br>• A range of holiday, retail and leisure discounts<br>• Unlimited access to our Refer a Friend bonus scheme</p><p>If you have the mix of culinary flair and people skills to support the delivery of a person-centred dining experience and you’d like to work with an organisation that provides the type of care you’d expect for your loved ones, this will be a very rewarding career move.</p><p>If you’d like to find out more about this role, you’re very welcome to pop in for an informal chat with our Care Home Manager.<br><br></p>