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Cook in Dorchester at Agincare

Date Posted: 7/6/2018

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Job Title: Cook

Area: Dorchester / Region: Dorset

Basic Salary: £8.25 - £9.00 per hour


Job Description

Agincare Homes Holdings has been providing Residential Care since opening its first Care Home in 1986. Since then, our services have grown and we now operate 16 Care Homes, with the Agincare brand becoming known nationally, for the range of services offered.

Our residential care and nursing homes provide a person centred approach for individuals and are able to offer a comfortable and safe environment.

Cook required for Badbury Care Home

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Cook to join our busy team in our 5* kitchen. 

Planning, preparing and cooking meals for up to 70 – 80 people per meal including catering for specialist dietary requirements and varied textures.

A keen eye for detail and presentation, must be able to manage a Kitchen Assistant whilst helping them to develop and progress.  Must have previous experience in terms of stock ordering.

The purpose of the role of Cook is to manage the preparation and the delivery of all meals within the Home and to understand the need to promote the philosophy of privacy, dignity, independence, choice, rights and fulfilment for all residents.

To prepare varied menus in association with the manager and feedback from residents, ensuring that any special dietary requirements are catered for.  To ensure that meals are presented and prepared to an excellent standard and quality.  To create and maintain cooking and cleaning regimes for all areas of the kitchen in line with the Health and Safety and Company guidelines to ensure safe working practice within the home.

To understand and keep abreast of Food Standards Agency legislation and best practice guidance and to record statutory food safety records evidencing required food hygiene and infection prevention and control measures.  Ensuring that professional knowledge and competency is maintained through undertaking mandatory training and other training for the role.

This is a rewarding role working 8-5pm including alternate weekends. 



Job Requirements

  • Previous experience in a similar role
  • NVQ2 in Food Preparation
  • Ability to work flexibly
  • Knowledge of budgetary control
  • Demonstrate ability to be a team player
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety regulations