NEW – Chef

We are currently recruiting for an experienced Chef at Kids 1st Hexham.

To apply for this position please download an Application Form and send it to:

Sarah Scandle
Nursery Manager
Maidens Walk
Hexham
NE46 1DR

Tel: 01434 605 629 or email hexham@kids1st.net

This position is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check, the cost of which will be covered by the company.

JOB DESCRIPTION

POST: Chef – 35 hours per week

RESPONSIBLE TO: Nursery Manager and Head of Catering

JOB PURPOSE: To prepare, cook and serve healthy meals and snacks to young babies and children throughout each nursery day. To adhere to nutritional guidelines and principles set by the Head of Catering and maintain excellent standards of cleanliness and hygiene at all times.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. To follow menu plans set by the Head of Catering using recipes and guidelines provided.

2. To follow instructions from Nursery Manager and the nursery staff with regard to children’s individual dietary requirements.

3. To inform the Head of Catering of any required changes to the menu.

4. To assist the Manager in the adaptation of menu’s for children with food allergies and intolerances

5. To meet with the parents of any child with food allergies to ensure the individual dietary needs of the child are discussed and an alternative menu agreed.

6. To observe hygiene practices at all times.

7. To effectively supervise a catering assistant/assistant chef.

8. To observe correct use and care of kitchen equipment.

9. To adhere to menu plans and portion control working within budget guidelines.

10. To be aware of stock control, use by dates and re-ordering systems.

11. To use the company’s recommended catering suppliers.

12. The ability to maintain high standards of cleanliness without supervision.

13. To be able to direct a catering assistant and work as part of a team.

14. To be able to adapt to new circumstances and new methods.

15. Knowledge of Nursery Routines and the ability to work to strict time schedules without supervision.

16. Co-operate with nursery staff throughout the building.

17. Maintain cross-infection precautions.

18. To report any accident which may occur and report any defective machinery

14. At the end of each shift, clean kitchen and dining areas to a high standard.

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