Sous Chef

Welcome to Willingdon Park Manor Care Home, a luxurious, state-of-the-art sanctuary where exceptional care and wellbeing shine at the heart of everything we do! We believe in providing relationship-centred care, tailored to each resident's personal needs, and we're inviting passionate chefs to be part of this extraordinary journey.

Say goodbye to split shifts and long weeks – with no evenings and every other weekend off, you'll experience an excellent work-life balance, allowing you to be part of something bigger and make a profound impact in our residents' lives.

Are you an ambitious Sous Chef seeking the opportunity to work with fresh seasonal food and unleash your creativity while enjoying a more balanced work life?

As a Sous Chef at Hallmark Care Homes, you'll have the freedom to deliver hotel/restaurant standards without the constraints of a hectic schedule. Collaborating with our Head Chef, you'll curate nutritious, flavoursome, and well-balanced menus, tailored around our residents' preferences. Our commitment to person-centred hospitality runs through all our services, and we're seeking warm, motivated, and passionate chefs who share our drive for excellence.

At Hallmark Care Homes, we foster an open, honest, and supportive culture, where quality of care takes centre stage in everything we do. As sector-leading healthcare experts, we proudly hold the highest quality ratings across our homes nationwide.

What makes our ideal Chef?

A personable and warm approach, genuinely caring about our residents' wellbeing.

Hold City & Guilds/NVQ/SVQ or equivalent qualifications.

A good understanding of nutrition, ensuring our residents receive nourishing meals.

Experience in working with fresh seasonal food, bringing culinary excellence to the table.

The ability to create a warm and welcoming ambiance within our home, making residents feel cherished.

Confidence in engaging with residents to craft appetising and nutritious menus.

A good understanding of HACCP principles to maintain food safety and hygiene.

What does our Chef do?

Manage the kitchen in the Head Chef's absence, leading the culinary team.

Assist the Head Chef in developing mouthwatering menus.

Work with the finest fresh produce to create high-quality and wholesome dishes.

Create a warm, efficient, and fun environment for our residents and team.

Work within budget, ensuring culinary excellence without compromise.

Complete regular audits, maintaining our exacting standards.

Manage stock control, keeping our kitchen fully equipped.

Rewards Package:

Beyond a competitive salary, Hallmark Care Homes offers one of the most rewarding benefits packages in the care sector. Enjoy generous perks, including:

Access to our referral and reward app, care friends – earn up to £250 per referral!

Life assurance, providing peace of mind for you and your loved ones.

Pension benefits, securing your future.

Development opportunities, grow with us as we nurture your talent.

Discounts at high street and online stores, discounted hotels and travel, health scheme cash back, and much more!

Join us at Willingdon Park Manor Care Home, part of the esteemed Hallmark Care Homes family, where your culinary expertise will shine in a supportive and caring environment. Apply now and embark on a rewarding journey that celebrates exceptional care and culinary excellence!

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