Barchester Healthcare

    Are you a qualified chef looking to work with fresh seasonal food, with the opportunity to have more of a work life balance and make what you do matter?

    Due to the homes location you must be a driver with access to a car.

    Working as a Bank Chef at Barchester, you will have the chance to deliver hotel/restaurant standards without the split shifts and long weeks. You will assist the Head Chef in creating nutritious, flavoursome and well balanced menus whilst working with residents to tailor menus around them. We are proud to deliver person centred hospitality across all our services and look for warm, motivated and passionate chefs who are driven by quality.

    Barchester is one of the UKs leading healthcare providers, with over 224 homes and hospitals across the country. We are consistently reinvesting and growing, with several more new build homes due open and join the Barchester family. Barchester can offer long term career growth and opportunities for ambitious chefs who pride themselves on working at the highest of standards.

    We are also the only healthcare provider in the UK to be accredited as one of the best companies to work.


    A personable and warm approach with a genuine interest in the wellbeing of residents
    Hold City & Guilds/NVQ/SVQ or equivalent
    Experience in helping lead and inspire a team
    A good understanding of nutrition
    Experience of working with fresh seasonal food
    The ability to create a warm and welcoming environment within our home
    Good understanding of HACCP


    Help manage the kitchen in the Head Chef’s absence
    Work fresh produce to deliver high quality and wholesome dishes cooked at the highest quality and standards
    Help create a warm, efficient and fun environment
    Work within budget
    Complete regular audits
    Manage stock control
    To assist in leading and motivating a team


    Work life balance – working days with alternate weekends
    Free learning and development
    A range of holiday, retail and leisure discounts
    Opportunity to showcase your talent at the annual Barchester Hospitality Awards
    Unlimited access to our Refer a Friend bonus scheme

    If you are a passionate Chef who is keen to be part of a company that is driven by quality and who love to celebre life, Barchester is the place to be