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Cook/Kitchen Assistant (Kingland House, Poole)

We are looking for a cook / kitchen assistant to join our excellent kitchen team at our 44 bed Nursing home in Poole. The successful applicant will work half their hours as a cook and the other half as kitchen assistant to our Head Chef.


  • The planning, preparation, cooking and serving of meals with due regard to the current food hygiene regulations and the provision of well balanced, nutritious and varied menus.
  • The ordering of food and checking of items received. Dating of frozen or refrigerated stock.
  • The issuing of stores and day to day stock control, ensuring correct stock rotation.
  • To liaised with suppliers with regard to ordering and purchasing of quality produces.
  • To liaise with suppliers and ensure value for money.
  • To provide a selection of foods for choice by residents.
  • To provide special diets as required.
  • Ensuring fridge and freezer temperatures are recorded daily.
  • Regular reviews of menus in conjunction with the manager.
  • Responsibility for cleaning of all utensils and the preparation of meals, ensuring the kitchen is left tidy and clean at the end of each shift.
  • Ensuring the cleaning programme is adhered to and is regularly reviewed.
  • To supervise kitchen staff (when working as cook) and report the manager of any problems.
  • Ensure effective participation in training programmes and fire drills.
  • Responsibility for ensuring the correct use and care of kitchen equipment in line with Health & Safety guidelines.
  • Report any defects in equipment immediately.
  • Report any concerns immediately.
  • Staff who work long days are entitled to a meal and the cook should ensure that this is available.
  • Responsibility for the cleaning of the staff fridge on a weekly basis.

Employee Benefits:

  • Competitive rates of pay with the opportunity to increase this through training and development
  • Free meals
  • Free uniforms
  • Paid breaks
  • Special bank holiday pay rates on major bank holidays
  • Flexible working times to accommodate childcare
  • Learning & Development – free training (you are paid to attend training) and personalised training plans
  • Recognition Rewards – e.g. employee of the month
  • Friend referral reward scheme
  • Parties & Events
  • Day off on your birthday
  • Refund on your DBS check after 6 months of service

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