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Kitchen Assistant (The Firs, Exmouth)

We are looking for a kitchen assistant to join the excellent kitchen team at The Firs Residential Home in Budleigh Salterton, East Devon. No experience necessary but enthusiasm is required!

Principal Responsibilities:

  • To assist in the preparation of meals to the required standard
  • To assist in the economical use of materials
  • The support the chef in the effective operation of the kitchen
  • Key Accountabilities:
  • To actively contribute in the preparation of food and the cleaning of the kitchen area as instructed by the Chef
  • To be aware of the residents’ needs and dietary preferences
  • To hold a suitable food hygiene certificate and attend any other mandatory training on- or off-site as required
  • To prepare food in a hygienic manner
  • To prepare the meals for distribution to the residents of the home ensuring that appropriate temperatures are maintained
  • To ensure that all food is used within the prescribed period, with particular attention paid to perishable goods
  • To dispose of waste correctly
  • To store all delivered goods adequately, appropriately and securely
  • To maintain the kitchen equipment, as specified by the respective manufacturers
  • To ensure that all equipment and cleaning materials are properly used, kept clean, not abused and replaced in the proper places where they are kept when not in use
  • To ensure that the company’s general policies and procedures are read and understood
  • Maintain such records as are required by the registering authorities
  • Ensure that all information of a confidential nature gained in the course of work is not disclosed to third parties
  • Notify the Home Manager as soon as possible of your inability to report for duty and also upon your return to work from all periods of absence
  • Ensure that the kitchen is left in a clean and hygienic state at all times
  • To attend staff meetings as required
  • To keep a high standard of personal cleanliness and appearance, to include the wearing of the specified uniform
  • Carry out any other tasks that may be reasonably assigned to you

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