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Base Pay: £7.29 /Hour
Other Pay: N/A


Job Description

Site or Unit :
Huntercombe The Dell
Address :
Cats Lane Sudbury Suffolk CO10 2SF

Contracted Weekly Hours : 13 Hrs a wwek

The Dell is a 48 bed specialist residential care home for adults aged 18 years and above with intellectual disabilities and complex needs. We work collaboratively with our clients and their families or carers and provide person-centred care and support. The centre is located in the market town of Sudbury in Suffolk, equidistant between Bury St Edmunds and Braintree. We employ staff in a variety of different roles and provide ongoing support with comprehensive training, learning and development opportunities.

In role as a Chef for the home you will be involved in the preparation, cooking and serving of food to the highest standard following company protocols. The regular reviewing of menus in line with dietary requirements and communicate effectively with residents, staff and visitors to ensure balanced diets. Ensure the effective ordering, control and management of stock levels.

So as a Chef what do you need to do to make this happen?

  • Help to prepare all meals within the home, paying consideration to special dietary requirements and individual request

  • Develop relationship with all residents, staff and other visitors to the home by becoming an integral part of the team

  • Regularly seek feedback from residents and staff in order to continually improve the level of service we offer

  • Maintain a clean hazard free kitchen in order to minimise risks to residents and employees of the home

  • Help to promote high standards of catering by ensuring kitchen assistants are supervised appropriately and the kitchen operates in a smooth efficient manner

  • Work safely within company policies, seeking advice and guidance when necessary.

Job Requirements

In order to achieve this our Chef should have:

An excellent knowledge of food hygiene and food preparation including relevant qualification and experience, along with a positive attitude and a desire to deliver the best possible service to the residents in our care. Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team is desirable.

The Huntercombe Group provide a variety of competitive benefits, including free life cover, contributory pension scheme, a bespoke development programme and an employee discount scheme. Plus free parking and uniform where applicable.

If you have the skills to succeed in this role and are committed to the provision of quality care please click on Apply now.

Closing date: 30 days from posting unless otherwise stated.

We encourage applicants to apply promptly as we review CVs on a daily basis. The majority of our roles close 30 days after posting. Where we receive a large number of suitable applications we may close a job early.

No agencies please.

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The Huntercombe Group is part of Four Seasons Health Care, one of the UK's leading independent healthcare operators, and shares its ethos of delivering the highest quality professional and personal care.

The Huntercombe Group consists of hospitals and centres throughout the UK, highly regarded for quality of care and innovation in their respective fields. The centres provide acute and longer term treatment in the areas of mental health and addictions, brain injury rehabilitation and neurodisabilitiy and learning disabilities.'s Advice

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Dave Rodgers
Campsie House NDC

I recently started my employment in April 2010. Previously I was employed as a banqueting Chef for a local conference Hotel. I have 20 years experience as a top rated chef, working in top class hotels / banqueting / conference facilities, but I had never experienced work in the care industry and was looking for a new challenge.

I had to adjust initially to the amount of covers I prepared on a daily basis due to a smaller client ration – I was use to preparing up to 300 meals daily which is reduced to around on average 30 each meal time. I was given the opportunity to transform the menu for our client group and have adapted menus to best suit all our clients.

I have recently been nominated for the chef of the year contest and am awaiting further news on this event, I have also been fully involved in the coordination and preparation for the homes official open day which was attended by government representatives I have also planned and prepared for a further three ‘fun days’ held at the home.

Each day brings new challenges and I can say that this position has proved to be my best working experience.