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Executive Chef
London and surrounding areas , CR3 0AA
Care home
Head Office - Marketing
£40,000 to £50,000 per Annum
Full Time

About the Role

A career at the heart of everything 

Working as an Executive Chef with Maria Mallaband Care Group requires a true passion for food, alongside the drive and ambition to make every meal truly feel like a hug on a plate for those living with us. With every dining moment special in its own way, enhancing the quality of life for our residents means that this role brings a true feeling of satisfaction with creating food that touches the soul. It is about far more than just the simple act of sustenance. 

About the role 

Our Executive Chefs make an impact in our homes by ensuring delivery of all aspects of kitchen services and here at MMCG a kitchen is not just a workspace; it is a special place where the development of new dishes - which are often special to our residents - is key.  They contribute to the overall success of our evolving food provision, working alongside home catering teams whilst offering their expertise and guidance where needed. Our residents deserve only the best, and our Executive Chefs exercise their keen eye for detail to produce well-balanced and appealing meals that promote a true home-from-home dining experience. 

Their skills and knowledge are used daily in bustling kitchens as they work across the estate to ensure the smooth running of services. As they step in to support where shift cover is needed, excellent catering experience comes into play alongside their adaptability and focus to deliver an outstanding service wherever they may be. 

Together with our catering teams, they strive to achieve 5 star ratings, deliver training in our services and work closely with our Group Head of Hospitality and Regional Hospitality team to deliver exciting Group projects as our Hospitality offering continues to develop. 

This role will be covering the southern region of our estate. 

About you 

As an Executive Chef at Maria Mallaband Care Group, you will demonstrate dedication and enthusiasm together with a strong attention to detail. Your passion for food will be paramount and you will look forward to inspiring others through your leadership skills, while also showing good commercial acumen to make sound business decisions. Good management presence is a must, together with the ability to build and nurture relationships with our key stakeholders and local community. Working in busy kitchen environments, you will not be phased by pressure and will be able to communicate tasks and priorities at all levels.  

A few things will be essential for this role, and we have listed these below: 

  • Previous experience in catering or hospitality in a Head Chef role 
  • Appropriate qualifications 
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills 
  • Sound knowledge of food hygiene 
  • Attention to detail and commercial acumen 
  • To support us in making safe recruitment choices for those in our care, the role will also be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks.   
  • An understanding of the Health & Social Care Act 2008 would be advantageous but not essential. 

What we offer  

Our vision is to be the best and most highly regarded care provider in the UK, together with the employer of choice for individuals like you.  

We want you to join us in this extraordinary journey to inspire, empower and make a difference, and we want you to be rewarded for the excellent work that you do.  

This means you will have access to some fantastic rewards and benefits, including:  

  • 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*  
  • Benefits platform – discounts across multiple retailers, leisure providers, hospitality etc.  
  • Pension Scheme with Royal London
  • Flexible working patterns  
  • Cycle to work scheme**  
  • Recommend a friend – up to £750  
  • 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  

Next steps  

If you are ready to embark on a truly fulfilling career or you are looking to re-discover your passion around food, we invite you to join us. Apply today and become an essential part of our team, where we can create brighter and happier futures together for you and those in our care. 

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.

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