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Internal & External Vacancy for a Chef Edgeview Homes is a leading care provider in the West Midlands, Staffordshire and Worcestershire. We do not have a website, because we have a proven record of providing excellent care for our clients and therefore receive each and every referral based on our reputation alone. We are a growing modern care business and we need likeminded individuals to join our excellent team. We are looking for an individual who is self-motivated, hardworking and with excellent empathy to join our team to provide a service to clients with learning disabilities, enduring mental health and behaviours that challenge. The role of the chef at our Birmingham unit in Moseley will be expected to work on a rota basis where they will work 18 hours per week one week and 24 hours a week the next week. Support and relevant training will be provided for the right candidate. Potential candidates will be required to hold the below relevant skills and experience; • At least 2 years’ experience working in Hospitality and Catering • QCF Level 2 in Hospitality & Catering • Basic Food Hygiene Certificate • Ideally have worked in a Health & Social Care Environment • Salary will be assessed based on skills and experience. Should you wish to express your interest in the role then please can I ask that you put this in writing and attach a covering letter and a copy of your CV. EDGEVIEW HOMES LTD JOB DESCRIPTION POST: CHEF ACCOUNTABLE TO: OPERATIONS MANAGER RESPONSIBLE TO: REGISTERED MANAGER PURPOSE OF THE JOB: To prepare and cook a balanced, nutritious diet within a controlled hygienic environment. To control systems of food allocation to minimise wastage. Main Responsibilities: 1. To control stocks and purchases, thereby allocating the quantities of materials. 2. To keep the purchase of materials within defined limits. 3. To design and maintain a balanced diet and varied menus, in conjunction with people living within the service. 4. To be aware of individual needs and dietary preferences. 5. To ensure that all kitchen staff are trained within the requirements of current legislation. 6. To maintain the kitchen equipment as specified by respective manufacturers. 7. To ensure that the kitchen is cleaned after use and, at the end of each shift, leave the kitchen in a clean and hygienic state with all cleaning schedules completed. 8. To undertake the preparation and cooking of food and the cleaning of the kitchen area. 9. To permit service users to assist in the kitchen, where able, promoting safe working practices and to encouragement in the preparation of food. 10. To ensure that there is an up to date list of products used, their chemical content, hazards that occur and what to do if an emergency occurs. Personal Responsibilities: – To ensure that the kitchen is maintained and food prepared in line with the guidelines laid down by the Environmental Health Dept. Please Note: – This job description is not intended to be a complete list of tasks and responsibilities associated with the post and may be modified as the need arises, following discussion with the Operations Manager/Registered Manager.

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