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Second Chef

Laurel Dene
Hampton, Middlesex

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Hampton, Middlesex

Are you an aspiring Second Chef with experience in a fast-paced kitchen environment with an emphasis on fresh and seasonal produce? Looking for a rewarding career with excellent training and opportunities for development? Then join Care UK, a multi award winning care provider as a Second Chef.

The Role

  • Leading the team in the smooth running of the kitchen operation
  • Develop nutritious and diet sensitive meals for residents and their requirements
  • Menu design and planning
  • Managing stock control and adhering to food cost guidelines
  • Ensure compliance with both Food Safety and Health and Safety in the kitchen
  • Training, supervising, and developing a team to help them make the most of their potential

Some of our benefits by joining the Care UK family

  • Alternate weekend and social working hours
  • Bank Holiday Pay Enhancements* (*where applicable)
  • Career development, training and access to our approved apprenticeship scheme
  • Hundreds of online and in-store discounts
  • Annual purchase holiday scheme
  • Wellbeing support
  • Wagestream- access your wages at any-time

Career Development
We have our own Catering Academy to provide excellent training and induction programs for all new Catering Staff and we will give you all that’s needed to have a successful career as a Chef with us. Our high quality, innovative training and coaching will support the development of your skills throughout your career with us.
We are looking for people to make a difference to residents’ lives every day. When you join Care UK you’ll be joining a team who all share the same values: caring, passionate and teamwork. You will have a strong desire to help people and put residents at the heart of everything you do.
We are committed to recruiting diverse, talented people, who share our passion for helping others. We see the potential in everyone, let us help fulfil yours.

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At a glance

Location

117 Hampton Road
Hampton Hill
Hampton
Greater London
TW12 1JQ

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Pay
Up to
Shifts
Days and Nights
Contract
Permanent
Reference
SYS-11068

Why work at Laurel Dene

At Care UK's Laurel Dene in Hampton, Greater London, providing the highest standard of care for residents is at the heart of what we do. As part of our friendly team, you'll have the opportunity to develop your career and the support to go far.

Our team works in a stylish, purpose-built care home in a quiet, residential area of Hampton Hill in Greater London. We provide residential and nursing care for older people, as well as dementia care, with fantastic facilities for residents, including a cinema, hair salon and attractive gardens that back onto Bushy Park, once a royal hunting park.

We truly believe that every one of us makes a difference. If you're a passionate, caring individual who works well in a team, consider a rewarding career at Laurel Dene.

Why work at Laurel Dene
Why work at Laurel Dene
Why work at Laurel Dene

A catering role at Care UK

A catering career at Care UK

Join our team and you'll have the chance to get creative in the kitchen while cooking up nutritious, well-balanced meals that have a direct impact on residents’ health and wellbeing.  

Many catering colleagues join us from restaurants or hotels where they’re used to working long hours late into the night. In a care home, you’ll work more sociable hours, and you’ll also have the opportunity to build relationships by getting to know residents and their tastes and preferences. This is a role where you can really make a difference. 

Looking to progress in your career? Our Chef Academy is designed to support individuals in our hospitality teams to become the future kitchen chefs and leaders within Care UK.

Everyone needs to feel motivated and rewarded, so we offer a competitive package of pay and benefits. Read more here.

Here at Care UK, we want all our colleagues to have a long and successful career with us. Our vision is to provide an inclusive training culture that empowers all colleagues with sector-leading development opportunities. View our opportunities for apprenticeships, development programmes and career progression.

At Care UK, we're proud to promote our diverse workforce and are committed to nurturing an inclusive culture. Our teams’ wellbeing is our top priority, and we believe it’s important to foster a culture of promoting open and honest conversations. Read more here.

As a colleague at Care UK, we believe it’s important that you know what you can expect from your manager to ensure people are fairly treated and properly recognised from day one. Our People Promise sets out clearly what you can expect from your manager and Care UK.

A catering career at Care UK
A catering career at Care UK
A catering career at Care UK

Trusted to care

A closely-knit team of managers, carers, nurses and support colleagues – and each of us is dedicated to your loved one’s care, health and wellbeing.

I joined Care UK in 2015 as a Night Team Leader, and I worked my way up to Deputy Manager and now Home Manager.

Before Care UK, I worked for another care provider as a Team Leader, but I took a year off when my husband passed away. I wanted to make a fresh start when I came back to work, and I’d heard good things from friends who worked at Care UK homes. Becoming a Home Manager here was the highlight of my career so far.

You need to be caring, understanding and passionate to do this role. Teamwork is also incredibly important. Laurel Dene is a big home and without the help of a great team around me, all working towards the same goal, my job would be impossible.

I look forward to continuing to progress the home forward and improve the lives of all the residents. Spending time with them is my favourite part of each day. They always have interesting stories to tell from their past!

When I’m not at work, I enjoy spending time with my grandchildren – although they love to come into the home and spend time with residents too!

Christine Fisher Home Manager