Commis Chef

Join our culinary team at Willingdon Park Manor, the luxurious, state-of-the-art care home where exceptional care and wellbeing take centre stage! We believe in providing relationship-centred care, tailored to each resident's personal needs, and now we're looking for passionate chefs to be part of this incredible journey.

We offer an excellent work-life balance, allowing you to be part of something bigger and make a real impact in our residents' lives.

As a Commis Chef reporting to the Head Chef, you'll play a vital role in delivering high-quality food service and meal preparation within our home. Working closely with other service teams, you'll achieve the highest service standards and ensure our residents' culinary experience is exceptional.

What we're looking for:

NVQ Level 3 in Food Hygiene – your expertise in food safety is highly valued.

A minimum of two years' catering background – your experience is our asset.

Kitchen environment experience – bring your culinary flair to our team.

Health & Safety knowledge – ensuring a safe working environment is a priority.

Proven track record in a care home environment (desirable) – a passion for caring for others.

Strong leadership and management skills – empowering and supporting our service team.

Excellent communication skills – your words and actions make a difference.

Tech-savvy – familiarity with Microsoft Office applications and Windows based operating environments.

Reliability and punctuality – we value your commitment to our residents.

Adaptability – embrace change and grow with us.

Approachability – make our residents and team feel at ease.

Confidence – believe in your abilities to create culinary magic.

Diplomacy – handle challenges with grace and understanding.

Enthusiasm – bring your passion to our kitchen.

Flexibility – we value your willingness to go the extra mile.

Influencing, listening, and negotiating skills – your input matters.

Patience – create a nurturing environment for our residents.

A positive attitude – your positivity uplifts our team.

Self-motivation – you drive your success.

Occasionally work outside normal hours – your dedication shines bright.

Ability to travel to other homes for training and support – embrace new experiences.

In return, you can expect:

A values-driven company that cherishes its people as our greatest asset.

Industry-leading training and development, fostering excellent career progression opportunities.

Attractive benefits, including a pension plan, life assurance, and optional healthcare.

Embrace the power of connections with our rewards and discount scheme – Hallmark Rewards.

Achieve the ideal work-life balance in our warm and supportive environment.

This role is not able to offer sponsorship at this time. The start date for this role is 5th August and will consist of a 3 week induction at the home. 

Ready to be part of something extraordinary? Send us your CV today and embark on an exciting journey at Angmering Grange. Let your culinary talent and caring heart shine at Hallmark Care Homes. Apply now and join our vibrant team!

Hallmark Care Homes is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment and in the workplace and welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.  

We are happy to consider any reasonable adjustments that candidates may need during the recruitment process. If there are additional options, you’d like to request in making your application, please contact the recruitment team on 01277 314191 or send an email to

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