There’s nothing quite like the hustle and bustle of a busy kitchen! Preparing, cooking or serving food, it’s rewarding to think you’re making a positive impact on people’s well-being through nutritional, tasty meals. So, do you have the recipe for success?
Being in one of our catering teams means you’ll be providing hot, healthy and satisfying food not only for residents, but also for visitors and your fellow colleagues. Our catering teams prepare anything from the well-loved classic dishes to gourmet fine dining; much more than you’d expect from a care home! Yes, there will be early starts. And on occasion a late night. That’s all part and parcel of working in a kitchen. The truth is, it’s the range of roles available that we think is mouthwatering!
Head chefs, sous chefs, commis chefs, catering assistants and hospitality support workers. Plenty of opportunity to perfect your skills, and plenty of room for career development.
The head chef, for example, makes sure the kitchen runs like clockwork. They’re the big cheese, so to speak. They design the menu within a set budget. Then go to work preparing and delivering top quality food from scratch using local produce.
A catering assistant, meanwhile, sees to it that the restaurant is laid out and everyone is served. They have the most face-to-face contact with the residents, so if someone has a sudden lack of appetite or is struggling to eat, they are often the first to notice.
Our hospitality support workers have a unique role. They’re based in our dementia facilities. Their job includes preparing meals and snacks – and encouraging the residents to do the same. Again, it’s all part of creating an independent environment, with meals also providing an important social event and activity.
Food for thought? View our current vacancies and apply online today.
You can also take our culture quiz to help you assess your suitability for one of our catering roles.