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Nursery cook


Anonymous
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Location: Somerset
Job type: Permanent
Contact: Anonymous
Category: Operations Jobs
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The Nursery Cook is responsible to the Manager, Deputy Manager, Duty Manager, Operations Manager and The Company Directors.
Duties will include:Working in partnership with the Manager and Deputy to ensure the preparation of a balanced and healthy diet for the children, adhering to the Policies & Procedures of Footsteps Day Nurseries and in compliance with the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health-Food Safety, Health and Safety

and within the guidelines of Ofsted and the Welfare Requirements.
Observe the company dress code :
* Hair to be tied back if touching your collar
* No nail varnish
* No rings with the exception of the wedding band
* Trousers, white coat and appropriate head covering to be worn.
Preparing a suitably balanced rotating menu taking into account dietary and cultural requirements of the children in line with the Nursery Manager's requirements.
The preparation and cooking of all foods in accordance with the daily menus and for special functions.
Preventing cross contamination of food within the kitchen area.
Ensuring that all foods are ready at the specified time and correctly served. Ensuring that the correct food is served to children with known allergies, as notified to you by the Nursery Manager.
Making sure that all foods are covered prior to serving and during transportation to the rooms. Also ensuring that foods stored in the refrigerator are adequately covered and labelled.
Ordering stock in line with requirements, keeping accounts and budget control. Maintaining correct stock levels, ensuring stock rotation and ensuring all stock is clearly labelled to include expiry dates.
Monitoring and recording in writing the temperature of fridge and freezer on a daily basis. Working in line with Safer Food Better Business Manual.
Temperatures of high-risk food must be recorded at time of delivery and cooking. All food must be stored and served at the temperatures required by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health-Food Safety.
Ensuring the kitchen and equipment is kept suitably clean at all times including walls, floors and trolleys to transport food following a cleaning schedule. On a daily basis that all crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils are washed and sterilised in accordance with food safety guidelines.
Ensuring the effective and regular removal of waste materials to the designated waste store.
Any other duties appropriate to the post as directed by the Nursery Manager and The Company Directors.

Skills, aptitude, knowledge and experience

Experienced in catering for clients with a variety of different dietary needs
Experience in meal preparation and cooking
Experience of working within and having responsibility for implementing the current legislative requirements with regard to the kitchen
Experience in meal presentation
Experience in menu planning and stock control
Experience of complying with the safer food, better business regulations and a familiarity of the associated paper work
Experience of Health and Safety issues

Personal qualities
Excellent communication skills both written and oral
Understanding of healthy eating
Ability to work on own initiative and a s part of a team
Reliable
Demonstrate high standards of cleanliness
Understanding of confidentiality
Professional approach
Qualifications
* City and guilds 706/1 and 706/2 or NVQ2/3
* Foundation food Hygiene Certificate
* Safeguarding Level 1
* Examples of CPD
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The Nursery Cook is responsible to the Manager, Deputy Manager, Duty Manager, Operations Manager and The Company Directors.
Duties will include:Working in partnership with the Manager and Deputy to ensure the preparation of a balanced and healthy diet for the children, adhering to the Policies & Procedures of Footsteps Day Nurseries and in compliance with the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health-Food Safety, Health and Safety

and within the guidelines of Ofsted and the Welfare Requirements.
Observe the company dress code :
* Hair to be tied back if touching your collar
* No nail varnish
* No rings with the exception of the wedding band
* Trousers, white coat and appropriate head covering to be worn.
Preparing a suitably balanced rotating menu taking into account dietary and cultural requirements of the children in line with the Nursery Manager's requirements.
The preparation and cooking of all foods in accordance with the daily menus and for special functions.
Preventing cross contamination of food within the kitchen area.
Ensuring that all foods are ready at the specified time and correctly served. Ensuring that the correct food is served to children with known allergies, as notified to you by the Nursery Manager.
Making sure that all foods are covered prior to serving and during transportation to the rooms. Also ensuring that foods stored in the refrigerator are adequately covered and labelled.
Ordering stock in line with requirements, keeping accounts and budget control. Maintaining correct stock levels, ensuring stock rotation and ensuring all stock is clearly labelled to include expiry dates.
Monitoring and recording in writing the temperature of fridge and freezer on a daily basis. Working in line with Safer Food Better Business Manual.
Temperatures of high-risk food must be recorded at time of delivery and cooking. All food must be stored and served at the temperatures required by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health-Food Safety.
Ensuring the kitchen and equipment is kept suitably clean at all times including walls, floors and trolleys to transport food following a cleaning schedule. On a daily basis that all crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils are washed and sterilised in accordance with food safety guidelines.
Ensuring the effective and regular removal of waste materials to the designated waste store.
Any other duties appropriate to the post as directed by the Nursery Manager and The Company Directors.

Skills, aptitude, knowledge and experience

Experienced in catering for clients with a variety of different dietary needs
Experience in meal preparation and cooking
Experience of working within and having responsibility for implementing the current legislative requirements with regard to the kitchen
Experience in meal presentation
Experience in menu planning and stock control
Experience of complying with the safer food, better business regulations and a familiarity of the associated paper work
Experience of Health and Safety issues

Personal qualities
Excellent communication skills both written and oral
Understanding of healthy eating
Ability to work on own initiative and a s part of a team
Reliable
Demonstrate high standards of cleanliness
Understanding of confidentiality
Professional approach
Qualifications
* City and guilds 706/1 and 706/2 or NVQ2/3
* Foundation food Hygiene Certificate
* Safeguarding Level 1
* Examples of CPD
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