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Role Ref
VA007241-8
Role
Chef (Day)
Location
Putney, SW15 3AX
Care home
Ashmead
Salary
£13 per Hour
Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

About the Role

Are you a chef that’s looking for more work life balance? Are you looking to move away from the split shifts and working into the early hours?

If this sounds familiar, why not consider a move into the care sector. Here at Maria Mallaband our Chefs still work with seasonal ingredients and create dishes to restaurant standard.

If you thrive on the delicate balance of creativity and budgets? Look no further! We’re seeking a talented Chef who can weave magic into our menu while keeping a watchful eye on the bottom line.

What will you be doing?

Menu Planning and Seasonality:

  • Create menus that dance with seasonal ingredients where possible, ensuring freshness and delight for our residents.
  • Balance creativity with cost-effectiveness.

Recipe Development:

  • Dream up crave-worthy, innovative dishes that align with our brand identity.
  • Design recipes that fit within our kitchen’s capabilities and equipment.

Food Management:

  • Oversee food preparation, presentation, and taste. Our guests deserve nothing less than perfection.
  • Manage inventory efficiently to minimise waste and maximise flavour.

Budget Mastery:

  • Understand food and labour costs and work within a pricing strategy.
  • Craft menus that not only tantalize taste buds but also keep our business thriving.

Who will you be?

Whilst it would be amazing if you had experience working in a care setting, welcome applications from all sectors!

Some non-negotiables for us are:

  • Proven experience as Chef.
  • Holder of a food hygiene certificate or equivalent
  • Financial acumen – you know your numbers as well as your favourite recipe.

What’s in it for you?

  • Simply Health – company funded, providing cashback for prescriptions, optical and dental costs 24/7 virtual GP access plus more for you and up to 4 children*
  • Early Pay – Access to earned pay prior to payday
  • Benefits platform – discounts across multiple retailers, leisure providers, hospitality etc.
  • An exclusive discount on Tastecard - dine out with up to 50% off total food bill
  • Free criminal record checks
  • Pension Scheme with Nest
  • Flexible working patterns
  • Cycle to work scheme**
  • Recommend a friend
  • Service recognition
  • Training support and development opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Wellbeing support
  • Discounted gym membership

*Benefits require completion of a 12-week probationary period before they can be accessed.

**Benefit subject to deduction not taking colleague below National Living Wage

If you’re ready to elevate our dining experience and make every bite memorable, apply now!

About our home

We believe comfort is the key to creating a home-from-home atmosphere and we pride ourselves on the quality and variety of our facilities and services.

From our comfortable facilities to our individualised person-centred approach to care and well-being, we are passionate about making those staying with us feel at home.

We understand the importance of choice and independence. The care and assistance we offer gives residents the freedom to do as they choose and peace of mind knowing that all the little things are being taken care of.

Whatever your tastes or requirements, we want you to feel at home when staying with us.

Our team are like family

Our talented team members each bring their own personality and passion for care to the home. Staff are committed to delivering care tailored to the individual needs and preferences of each resident. We are here to make life easier.

About us

We’re among the UK’s largest independent care providers, employing thousands of staff in over 80 homes across the country.

Investment in new technology and services is key to our reputation for high-quality care provision, as is our commitment to staff training programmes and our emphasis on progressive career paths.

Our vision is to be the best quality, most highly regarded Care Provider in the United Kingdom, and an employer of choice for care workers.

We truly understand…

That people are unique - this means everyone we care for is one of a kind, so we surround ourselves in their stories and we celebrate their individuality.

The importance of passion - it fills every one of us, it fuels our devotion for the people we care for, and it makes our homes happier.

That honesty is everything - no-one wants to think about the time when a loved one needs care, but we’ll be here to help when that time comes.

That happiness comes with openness - we proactively support new friendships, new discoveries and better ways of living as our residents enter the next chapter in their lives.

Apply now

We are only able to accept applicants who have the right to work in the uk and live within a commutable distance to the location of the job role.

Apply now