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Head Chef

Muriel Street
Islington, London

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Islington, London

Are you a chef with experience in a fast-paced kitchen environment with an emphasis on fresh and seasonal produce? Used to leading teams? Looking for a rewarding career with excellent training and opportunities for development? Then join Care UK, a multi award-winning care provider as a Head 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 friendly 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 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

37 Muriel Street
Islington
London
N1 0TH

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Pay
Up to 19.30
Shifts
Days
Contract
Permanent
Reference
SYS-13161

Why work at Muriel Street

At Care UK's Muriel Street in Islington, 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 modern, purpose-built care home set in a leafy residential area. We provide permanent and respite residential, nursing and dementia care with fantastic facilities for residents, including a, hair salon, sensory room and a secure garden with a decked area, a patio and a range of seating areas.

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 Muriel Street.

Why work at Muriel Street
Why work at Muriel Street
Why work at Muriel Street

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’ve worked for Care UK for a long time, but I find every day still brings fresh challenges and new things to learn. There’s always plenty to do in my role, and it’s important to be a good leader, to be approachable, to be committed to the highest standards, to be flexible and to have a sense of humour!

I always look forward to the afternoons at Muriel Street. I’ve generally completed the tasks on my list and met various deadlines, and I liked to go out on the floor to see the residents and ensure the team are all okay.

Quality care is my passion, and that’s what keeps me motivated every day. I love being able to make a difference to older people’s lives and to ensure they’re 100% satisfied. I’m always striving to gain superb feedback from residents and relatives about the home and the care we provide.

In my free time I enjoy visiting the museums and galleries around the capital, and eating out in new places.

Gazelle Field Home Manager