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Kitchen Assistant

Job Description

As a Kitchen Assistant you will assist in organising and preparing quality food under the supervision of the Cook/Chef, whilst maintaining high standards of cleanliness. The residents in our care home really relish meal times. Join us as a Kitchen Assistant and help make our residents very happy - all whilst developing your catering skills and enjoying some great benefits. Gracewell Healthcare are one of the UK's leading providers of health and social care services and are looking for a Kitchen Assistant to help our kitchen team produce nutritious meals several times a day to ensure our residents needs are met.

The main responsibilities of the Kitchen Assitant Role are:

* To assist in the preparation, cooking and serving of meals to residents.
* To maintain cleanliness of kitchen and equipment, ensuring the premises are always cleaned to the highest standard, following the requirements of the cleaning schedule.
* Assist in the preparation of cold meals e.g. sandwiches and salads.
* To monitor and record all deliveries and dispatches of frozen and dry foods.
* To work as part of a team and participate is staff meetings
* To wash up after meals, ensuring all crockery and equipment is cleaned and stored appropriately.
* Clean the dining areas, where appropriate.



Responsibilities and Qualifications:
  • Experience in the catering services is beneficial although not essential.


  • Possess effective written and verbal communication skills

  • Food handling course qualification desirable

  • To ensure that all kitchen equipment and kitchen areas are cleaned according to the cleaning schedules.

  • To ensure statutory and Company Health and Safety Regulations are adhered to.

  • To ensure correct storage of all dry and perishable cook chill goods as soon as possible after receipt and checking.

  • To ensure the correct, safe storage of cleaning materials.

  • To ensure that all pots, pans, cooking utensils and service counter containers are cleaned to the required standards and correctly stored after cleaning.

  • Carry out any other reasonable instructions given by the Head Chef and/or Home Manager.



Gracewell Healthcare is a leading premier healthcare provider of residential, nursing and dementia care delivered in a most luxurious home environment providing the very highest standards of care to our residents. We believe great care starts with great people. Gracewell Healthcare has a varied range of career options available to individuals all supported by extensive learning and development programmes to make the most of your career with us.
  • 28 days holiday inclusive of Bank holiday


  • Bank holiday - double time payment for approved hours worked


  • 'Your choices' voluntary benefits - employee discounted scheme


  • Childcare vouchers


  • Flu Vaccination


  • Employee Assistance scheme


  • Cycle to work scheme with Halfords


  • Study Support




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