Barchester Healthcare is looking for an outstanding 2nd Chef to provide first class food and hospitality within the needs of a care home environment.
Barchester is all about doing things a little bit differently. If you join us as 2nd Chef, get ready for something new. Our unique approach to the care sector sets us apart, so to make things happen our people need to be a little bit different too.
This is a fantastic time to join Barchester Healthcare, as we roll out one of the best rewards packages in the care sector. We offer a competitive salary and impressive benefits; not least an outstanding profit share scheme, unrivalled in this sector, designed to recognise the excellent performance of you and your team.
You will be given the opportunity to advance your career with the Barchester Chef Academy which offers continuous training and development. You can also showcase your talent in the annual Barchester Hospitality Awards which are fiercely contested.
As 2nd Chef with Barchester you will demonstrate creative flair, nutritional understanding and leadership skills, combined with a genuine interest in the people we support. Highly valued and popular with residents, families and staff, our chefs are key personalities within our homes.
You will support and deputise for the Head Chef to ensure that all food not only looks and tastes delicious but also reflects the preferences and dietary requirements of each resident. You will assist the Head Chef to design menus, manage all aspects of the kitchen, control the budget and lead the catering team.
A Basic Food Hygiene certificate is required and a catering qualification such as City & Guilds 706 1/2 or equivalent is ideally required for this role, as is experience in a similar position.
Barchester Healthcare has over 200 purpose-built care homes across all areas of the UK specialising in care for the elderly and seven private hospitals in the North East specialising in mental health. We are the only care company to have been voted in the Sunday Times Top 25 Big Companies to work for 6 times.
If you have the unique qualities required for this exciting role and want to work with an organisation that provides the type of care you’d expect for your loved ones, we would welcome your application.
Founded in 1993 with just one care home, Barchester Healthcare now employs over 17,000 people to care for 10,000 residents at over 200 purpose-built care homes across the UK and seven private hospitals in the North East.
Barchester is all about doing things a little bit differently. Our unique approach to the care sector sets us apart, so to make things happen our people need to be a little bit different too.