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Sous Chef - Full Time

Parker Meadows
7 Parker View, Redlands Lane, Fareham


7 Parker View, Redlands Lane, Fareham

Are you an aspiring Sous 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 Sous 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


7 Parker View
Redlands Lane
PO16 0AF

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Up to £15.11
Full time

Why work at Parker Meadows

At Care UK's Parker Meadows in Fareham, Hampshire, 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 luxurious, purpose-built care home with a family atmosphere. We provide nursing, dementia and residential care with fantastic facilities for residents, including a café, hair salon and spacious landscaped gardens. We also have luxury bungalows that offer the security of independent living for the over 55s.

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 Parker Meadows.

Why work at Parker Meadows
Why work at Parker Meadows
Why work at Parker Meadows

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.

Having started here in 2021, I am thrilled to work within an organisation that shares the same vision and values that I hold in providing a high-quality service to those who need it most, whilst ensuring we maximise their independence and are able to live the lives they wish to lead. I moved into care gaining my NVQ’S, then into administration gaining my Level 2 in Business Administration, maintenance, activities and then into management positions where I completed my degree in Business, Management and Leadership. I am now proud to use those skills to be able to support team members to develop their professional development skill sets to achieve outcomes at times they don’t think is possible, alongside watching them grow not only in confidence but also developing their knowledge base to support better quality care.     

When I reflect, I always look back to the first day when I interviewed them and then look at where they are today and its always a lovely journey to look back on.

Matthew Smith General Manager