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18 days ago
Care UK
Salary band: Any
Location: Surrey
Job type: Any
Contact: Care UK
Category: Chef Jobs


Job Summary

Are you looking for a new challenge in your hospitality career? How would you like to use your skills in an environment where they'll make a big difference to older people's everyday lives? Join us at our care home, and bring a smile to residents and benefits to your career.

Care UK is one of the UK's leading providers of health and social care services, and we're opening brand new, purpose-built care homes across the country right now. We're looking for fantastic hospitality people like you to join our close-knit teams who are dedicated to delivering a welcoming and professional service

You'll go out of your way to ensure our residents and their guests have what they need. That will include serving food and drinks at morning and afternoon tea and at meal times in the dining room and residents' rooms. You'll have lots of patience and love bringing a smile to residents' faces, helping them to decide what they want for lunch or dinner. You must be committed to keeping everything clean and organised as you'll need to keep serveries spotless and help the chef to label foods and manage stock.

If you've got the experience, energy and attitude we need, expect flexible hours, and a location to suit you. And, above all, a work environment that feels like home.



Key Responsibilities

  • Clear and reset the dining room for lunch after breakfast service has been completed. Assisting any resident remaining in the dining room for breakfast with any requests they may have. Ensuring no resident feels in any way rushed or pressured to finish a meal.
  • To ensure servery stocks are replenished on a daily basis and stock rota is adhered and all food are date and labelled
  • Ensure serveries are kept clean at all times and HACCP documentation is completed
  • Clean and re-fresh all water jug and glasses and return to residents rooms
  • Liaise with the Head Chef regarding any special requirements for the day. Check menu and visit each resident to ask for meal choices for lunch. Provide choice information to the Head Chef for meal planning.
  • Spend as much time with residents as possible to contribute to one to one and group activities to promote independence and continued ability to undertake daily tasks as desired.
  • Prepare and serve morning beverages in locations as required by residents including the dining room, communal lounges and resident's own rooms. Possibly assisting residents to prepare their own beverages if desired.
  • Serve lunch, assisted by support workers, in the dining room. Plate up meals for residents who choose to eat in their rooms. Ensure all required condiments are placed on the tray for support workers to take to the resident's room's .Return all trolleys to kitchen at the end of service.
  • Inform the Head Chef immediately of any changes to meal choices made by residents and ensure, as far as possible, that all residents are provided with their choice.
  • Clear dining room and set up for supper.
  • Prepare and serve afternoon beverages in locations as required by residents including the dining room, communal lounges and resident's own rooms.
  • Serve supper, assisted by care assistants, in the dining room. Plate up meals for residents who choose to eat in their rooms. Ensure all required condiments are placed on the tray for carers to take to the resident's rooms. Return all trolley's to kitchen at the end of service .
  • Be available at all times to provide beverages and refreshments to residents and their guests. Offer beverages to all visitors to the unit.
  • Attend appropriate training/development programmes and staff meetings as scheduled.
  • Undertake any other duties required by the Chef or Home Manager, including working in other areas/units when required to ensure the smooth running of the Home and delivery of care to the residents.
  • Understand and maintain confidentiality at all times.


Skills & Experience

  • Relevant experience perhaps gained in a hotel environment
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Basic food hygiene
  • Shares ideas with others [to make improvements]
  • Keen to learn and improve own performance
  • Committed to communicate with customers to understand their needs
  • Will go the extra mile to help fulfil customers needs
  • Has a 'can-do' attitude to work
  • Enjoys working effectively as part of a team
  • Adaptable, friendly, polite, courteous and caring


Qualifications

  • GCSEs (or equivalent) including English and Maths
  • Where you'll work
  • At Appleby House we offer high quality service coupled with a warm welcome from our team.

    Located close to Epsom in Surrey, Appleby House is a comfortable and welcoming home which offers a personalised approach to residential care and respite care for older people. We also have specialist expertise in caring for people with Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia.

    Every member of the Appleby House team gets to know each resident as an individual - for us this is an absolutely essential part of providing high quality, personalised care. We offer a very wide range of engaging and stimulating activities, from gardening and art to lively tea dances.

    We know that it's the small touches that make somewhere feel like home. So in our reception area you'll find a cosy sitting room with lamps, ornaments and chairs arranged around a fireplace. And in the evenings we create a relaxing atmosphere by using table lamps, rather than overhead lights. Throughout Appleby House you'll find thoughtful design features that stimulate the senses and help individuals with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia to find their way around and feel at ease.

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