You're a hard-working individual with experience working in a busy kitchen. Ideally, you've already got some experience in a care home setting. You're also a caring person who understands how important mealtimes are to older, vulnerable people. You're a good team player who takes pride in your job and is happy to go the extra mile. You know the importance of food hygiene and health and safety rules. Above all, you want to be a valued member of a friendly team. You're keen to progress in your catering career and do your bit to improve the nutrition of older people.
Reporting to the Head Chef, you'll make sure all kitchen equipment and areas are properly cleaned. As part of our hard-working team, you'll also help prepare tasty, nutritious meals that our residents and guests will enjoy. For example, you'll take pressure off the chefs by cooking breakfast in the mornings. At main mealtimes, you'll add those much-loved finishing touches like custard or gravy. You'll be responsible for safe, hygienic food storage and for making sure kitchen equipment and cleaning materials are kept in their correct places. In return, we'll give you lots of support, training and opportunities to progress in your career.
As a Kitchen Assistant at Care UK, you can look forward to:
We run over 120 homes and day clubs across the UK. We provide residential, nursing, dementia and end-of-life care for older people. As one of the UK's leading care home providers, our goal is to help every employee fulfil his or her potential - with first-class training and support.
Hinton Grange is a homely and very friendly purpose-built care home set in a quiet residential area of Cambridge.
We provide specialist residential, nursing and respite care for older people, including individuals living with Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia.
We go out of our way to make residents happy and to give them fulfilling experiences every day. We get to know each resident as well as we do the members of our own family. It's the only way to deliver personalised care that fits their needs, goals and preferences - and that makes them feel special.
Everything from the care we provide to the activities we organise and the food we serve is tailored to residents. We listen to their feedback, and that of their families, and we change and improve every aspect of home life.