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Job Title: Chef 
Job Location: Park Lodge, Wolverhampton 
Pay: Disclosed on Application 

Job Purpose: 

You are responsible for skilled work involved with the preparation and cooking of a wide variety of foodstuffs for the children and young people, and the care staff within a hospital setting. Work involves supervisory responsibility for kitchen personnel and equipment to insure proper sanitation; cost and quality standards are maintained. Work is usually performed under the general supervision of a chef, but can take over for the chef in that employee’s absence. 

Main Tasks: 

Supervises and participates in the preparation of a wide variety of foodstuffs, individually prepared to meet specific nutritional value. 
Estimates food needs, reviews inventory to assure that adequate supplies are available, requisitions food and other supplies from stockroom or commissary. 
Does skilled cooking and food preparation. 
Coordinates food service activities to have meals prepared at scheduled time. 
Supervises storage and use of leftover foodstuffs and uncooked products. 
Inspects, supervises and participates in the cleaning of kitchens. 
Trains and instructs employees in cooking, food preparation and food handling techniques; supervises subordinate cooks during a minor portion of the employee’s work time, where duties including assigning, reviewing and evaluating work. 
Packages and freezes samples of all served food to comply with health regulations. 
Operates all food service equipment and machinery. 
Is in charge of the kitchen on the head chef’s regularly scheduled days off. 
May open and secure kitchen and dining facilities. 
Maintains records of food prepared and served and supplies used. 
Assists in evaluating new recipes and products 
This role description may be subject to amendment to take account of changing circumstances, but such amendments will only be made following consultation between the post-holder and the Hospital Director 
The post-holder will be expected to be flexible and adaptable to meet service needs. 
All employees should be aware that because of the nature of work Arcadia Care Healthcare undertakes there are elements of risk relating to challenging behaviour, lifting, and handling and passive smoke. Appropriate training will be offered, and staff will be expected to participate. This Job Description is a guideline and is in no way restrictive or definitive. This document is subject to review in line with changes to requirements of service provision. 

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