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Head Chef

Elmstead House
Hendon, Greater London

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Hendon, Greater 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

171 Park Road
Hendon
Greater London
NW4 3TH

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Pay
Up to £19
Shifts
Days
Contract
Permanent
Reference
SYS-5672

Why work at Elmstead House

At Care UK's Elmstead House in Hendon, 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 purpose-built care home with a warm, family atmosphere. We provide nursing, dementia and residential care with fantastic facilities for residents, including a hair salon, sensory room, cinema and landscaped gardens and courtyards.

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 Elmstead House.

Why work at Elmstead House
Why work at Elmstead House
Why work at Elmstead House

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 was delighted to join Elmstead House as Care UK have a good reputation across the UK, providing me with opportunities to expand my career.

As Home Manager you need to be able to show good leadership, communication skills and motivation. Working within a care home also requires adaptability and flexibility to adjust to changing needs and requirements.

My favorite part of each day is being able to interact with residents and relatives, getting to know each individual. Being able to get to know everyone allows us to focus on residents needs and provide personalised care.

I look forward to continuing to deliver the best care possible, and supporting my colleagues, to provide a fulfilling lifestyle for residents in the home.

Naden Vencatasamy Home Manager