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The Firs Residential Home in Exmouth, Devon is looking for an experienced kitchen Assistant to work with the kitchen manager to prepare exciting and nutritious food for our residents.



As the Cook you will be a part of the kitchen team under the instruction of the Kitchen Manager. You will work to create inspiring mealtimes for residents at the home, catering to all preferences and dietary requirements. You will need to enjoy interacting and communicating with the elderly as there will be regular contact with our residents. You will need to have up to date knowledge of food health and hygiene and it would be beneficial to have knowledge on fortified diets and soft diets, but we can train you on this if need be.



Several years of experience in hospitality/catering is required
Level 2 Food & Hygiene is required
A City & Guilds Catering qualification would be ideal but is not a requirement
Passionate about food, local produce and fresh ingredients
Good level of English
A good team player
Excellent time management skills
Prioritising resident and relative needs and offering personalised menus when required
Honest and kind person who can work under pressure
Previous experience in a care home is beneficial