Chef / Cook - Part-Time

Mika Recruitment
London (Greater)
£10,000 - £14,999
29 Apr 2018
22 May 2018
Contract Type
Part Time
Our client, a leading charity providing opportunities for social inclusion for adults with learning disabilities, is looking for a Part-Time Day Service Chef / cook to join their vibrant team.

Working at their main base in Ilford (easily accessible from Gants Hill tube) you will provide snacks and a lunchtime meal to approximately 20 users of the daytime service, working alongside support training service users.

We are seeking candidates that are motivated, creative and passionate about producing balanced menus with the varying ingredients provided.
The role is Monday-Friday 9.30am-2.30pm.

The ideal candidate will have:
• Level 2 Food Hygiene Certificate
• Knowledge of dietary requirements / nutrition
• Previous cooking experience
• The ability to creatively plan a menu based on ingredients available on any given day
• Knowledge of Health and Safety issues and risk assessment
• Understanding of adults with learning disabilities / vulnerable people
• Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate with people on a number of different levels
• Flexibility to work using own initiative and as part of a team
• Ability to work within time constraints and remain flexible and positive under pressure

Some of the main duties and responsibilities:
• Prepare balanced menus and appetising meals
• Be able to plan meals utilising a range of food donated by supermarkets
• To be responsible for any ordering of additional food
• Responsible for stock rotation/management
• Taking daily freezer and fridge temperatures and recording
• Probing food to ensure correct temperature and recording
• Storing, heating and ordering frozen foods when needed
• Good use of time management
• Working within H&S regulations and guidelines in the kitchen
• General clearing / cleaning following snacks and lunch
• To ensure the food storage areas is kept clean and tidy
• To keep food waste to a minimum and work within a budget with the support from the Head of Service

Please note that this role will be subject to a DBS check.

If you feel this may be a great opportunity for you please apply today!

**Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications that we receive, we are unable to respond to everyone. If you have not heard back within 5 working days then please assume that you have not been successful on this occasion