Posted a week ago by Handsale Ltd

Saltcoats, Ayrshire
We are currently seeking professional and experienced Chef to join our team to work for 4 days/week 9am-5pm as per Rota.

Responsibilities and Duties

Prepare, cook and serve hot and cold meals, as and when required.

Provide for special dietary requirements where necessary, and take into account the preferences of individual Clients.

Liaise with the Head Chef / Home Manager to support the planning / costing menus in order to provide a balanced nutritious diet, making the best use of available fresh foods.

Arrange / participate in Staff and Client meetings as required.

Maintain accurate records of food supplies, and freezer / fridge temperatures.

Ensure stock rotation. Order stocks and check deliveries, and check and value stocks as required by the Head Chef / Home Manager.

Attend mandatory training days/courses, on or off site, as and when required.

Ensure statutory Health and Safety standards in the kitchen and dining areas.

Ensure all crockery and equipment is cleaned and stored appropriately, and that the overall cleaning of the kitchen area (and, where appropriate, the dining areas) is carried out effectively.

Report immediately to the Home Manager, or Person in Charge, any illness of an infectious nature or accident incurred by a Client, colleague, self or another.

Understand, and ensure the implementation of, the Care Centre’s Health and Safety policy, and Emergency and Fire procedures.

Report to the Home Manager, or the Handyperson, any faulty appliances, damaged furniture, equipment or any potential hazard.

Promote a positive personal / professional profile within the local community, ensuring the good reputation of the Care Centre at all times.

Ensure that all information of confidential nature gained in the course of duty is not divulged to third parties.

Ensure the security of the Care Centre is maintained at all times

Adhere to all Company policies and procedures within the defined timescales.

Qualifications and Skills


Team player
Satisfactory Police Check and check against the POVA List (where applicable)

Experience of food preparation for the relevant Client group preferably in care home
Basic Food Hygiene Certificate
High standards of hygiene and cleanliness
Highly organised
Maintain professional knowledge and competence


Competitive rates of pay £ 13.36/hr
28 days holiday entitlement FTE
An excellent range of services available via our business partner Simply Health to encourage healthy and motivated workforce after completion of 1 year service.
Additional courses and extra training to advance your careers and improve your skills
Excellent training and support
Established, Reputable, Forward Thinking Employer

About The Company

About Handsale Ltd:
Handsale Ltd is a privately-owned healthcare company that currently owns and operates five Care Homes across England, Wales and Scotland. Founded in 1988 as a family business, Handsale has proudly maintained its family-owned and operated structure to this day. Handsale has over 35+ years of experience in healthcare and is a well-respected group in the industry. The Company operates 372 beds and employs over 457 people. Each Handsale care home is exactly that – a home. They are all situated in carefully chosen areas where their residents can continue to lead fulfilling lives while feeling confident and secure. The homes are run with an ethos based on quality, trust and support. Handsale prides itself on being an integral part of each of the communities it serves.

Caledonia Care Home - Handsale Ltd
The home caters 90 residents and offers Nursing and Residential care. We care for people those with Dementia, Old Age & Physically Disabled. Facility & Services we offer are Palliative Care, Respite Care, Convalescent Care, Alzheimer’s Care, Cancer Care, Stroke, Colitis & Crohn's Disease and Separate EMI Unit.
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