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Care Home Chef

  • Location:
    Aldershot Aldershot Aldershot Aldershot
  • Salary:
  • Posted:
    3 weeks ago
  • Category:
  • Deadline:
    21st June 2024

Job Summary

The Care Home Chef plans, prepares, and serves meals tailored to the dietary needs of residents, ensuring they are nutritious, well-presented, and safe.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Meal Planning and Preparation: Develop varied menus, cook meals to high standards, and adapt menus based on ingredient availability and resident feedback.
  • Food Safety and Hygiene: Maintain a clean kitchen, follow food safety protocols, and perform equipment checks.
  • Inventory and Budget Management: Monitor supplies, order as needed, and manage the kitchen budget efficiently.
  • Resident Interaction: Engage with residents to understand their preferences, ensure meals are appealing, and address any concerns.
  • Team Collaboration: Supervise kitchen staff, provide training, and work with care home staff to meet nutritional needs.


  • Experience as a chef, preferably in a care home.
  • Culinary training or certification.
  • Knowledge of dietary requirements and nutrition for elderly populations.
  • Strong understanding of food safety and hygiene.
  • Organisational and time-management skills.
  • Ability to work in a team and communicate effectively.
  • Compassion for improving residents’ quality of life.

Work Environment:

  • Fast-paced kitchen setting, requiring standing, lifting, and occasional weekend/holiday shifts

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter. Background checks and references may be required. This role ensures residents receive high-quality, nutritious meals in a safe and pleasant environment.