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Additional Resources Ltd
Salary: £22000 Per Annum
Location: London
Job type: Permanent
Contact: Naeem
Category: Chef Jobs
Nursery Chef - Finchley Central, London

Salary: £22,000+ per annum depending on experience/qualifications

The Company

Our client is a privately owned and family run, registered children's day nursery located in a quiet residential street in Finchley Central, London. The nursery is within walking distance of the beautiful grounds of Avenue House, Victoria Park and Finchley Central underground station.

The Role

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Chef who is highly committed in providing young children with the very best healthy and nutritious food. They will also have to be keen to progress and develop their own knowledge and skills.

Role Responsibilities:

• To prepare and discuss menus as agreed with the Nursery Manager/Deputy, observing children's special dietary needs, Healthy Eating where appropriate
• To order fresh food and other foodstuff supplies from Preferred Suppliers weekly on a set date required
• To regularly monitor performance of suppliers and to check that suppliers' remain competitive, ensuring that the Nursery Manager is kept informed accordingly
• To regularly monitor stock control and to inform the Nursery Manager of any discrepancies
• To ensure proper stock rotation of foodstuffs to minimise wastage, and to dispose of promptly any foodstuff found to be past `sell-by` dates for any reason
• To account for all monies issued and receipts obtained
• To prepare nutritional food and beverages to a high standard, and promptly in accordance with agreed mealtimes
• To prepare special diet meals as needed, and as directed through appropriate Diet Sheets and ensure all food is labelled highlighting the special diet. To liaise with Nursery Staff to keep abreast of any changes in children's' dietary requirements
• To ensure timely and efficient cleaning of all dishes and cooking utensils
• To maintain a high standard of hygiene and cleanliness on the kitchen and food storage are as at all times, in accordance with the appropriate Food Hygiene Regulations
• To ensure management and implementation of safe working procedures and practices in accordance with Health & Safety legislation, Safer food Better Business
• To ensure safe operation and maintenance, as needed, of all kitchen equipment. To remove from use and to report to the Nursery Manager any item of equipment found to be faulty or deemed unsafe
• To ensure formal monitoring and recording of refrigerator and freezer temperatures in accordance with Environmental Health requirements, and to ensure their verification with a calibrated thermometer, according to procedures
• To assist the co-operate the Nursery Manager/Deputy and Third in charge in the resolution of any complaints concerning the catering service
• To undertake other duties, as may be necessary from time-to-time
• To direct the Kitchen Assistant in the smooth and efficient running of the kitchen area
• To communicate competently and confidently during any inspections
• To attend staff meetings/training as and when required


Essential Experience, Qualifications and Skills:

• Catering Qualification
• Food Safety certificate
• Experience and knowledge of cooking healthy food


Important Information: We endeavour to process your personal data in a fair and transparent manner. In applying for this role, Additional Resources will be acting in your best interest and may contact you in relation to the role, either by email, phone or text message. For more information see our Privacy Policy on our website. It is important you are aware of your individual rights and the provisions the company has put in place to protect your data. If you would like further information on the policy or GDPR please contact us.

Additional Resources are an Employment Business and an Employment Agency as defined within The Conduct of Employment Agencies & Employment Businesses Regulations 2003.

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