Cook / Chef

Salary: £19,864.00 - £20,800.00

Location: Bradley House

We are seeking an EXPERIENCED & ENTHUSIASTIC COOK to work in our Nursery with 5 Scores on the Door, Gold Healthy Eating Award & Soil Association’s Food for Life Award. You must be able to cook fresh, healthy meals competently for 60 children. Applicants will be required to cook at any of our four sites if needed. All four sites are within one mile from each other in the Lindley and Edgerton areas of Huddersfield. The applicant must have experience catering for a variety of special dietary requirements and a good understanding of early years nutrition. You will be required to prepare fresh, healthy meals and snacks for young children from birth to 5 years of age, using fresh ingredients and working precisely to our menus and recipes. Monday – Friday 8am - 5pm

Key Responsibilities

Operational

  • In consultation with the Nursery Manager, be responsible for the preparation of food for special dietary needs.
  • To maintain adequate stores and food stuffs in appropriate storage conditions.
  • To order all food and maintain monthly records for stocktaking purposes of all food stuff.
  • To ensure the kitchen and all kitchen equipment is kept clean and tidy.
  • To ensure all crockery and utensils are washed, using the dishwasher as appropriate.
  • To clean and defrost fridge and freezer as necessary.
  • To attend staff meetings and training sessions as required.
  • To be responsible for participating in all self development activities, including appraisals.
  • In conjunction with the Nursery Manager, assist in monitoring and controlling all catering costs.
  • To observe high standards of food hygiene during the preparation, cooking and serving of all foods.
  • To operate the highest standard of hygiene and cleanliness in the kitchen
  • To maintain high standards of personal hygiene and personal appearance in accordance with policy
  • Implement and lead on different cooking and nutrition activities with the children in the nurseries
  • Introduce any new policies and procedures if needed
  • Adhere to the company procedures including attendance at meetings, preparation of reports and any other duties as required from time to time.
  • Ensure the company’s Equal Opportunities Policy is adhered to at all times.
  • Portland Nurseries is an equal opportunities employer committed to safeguarding children. DBS check essential

Personal

  • To attend staff meetings and training sessions as required.
  • To be responsible for participating in all self development activities, including appraisals.

Financial

  • In conjunction with the Nursery Manager, assist in monitoring and controlling all catering costs.

Health and Safety

  • To observe high standards of food hygiene during the preparation, cooking and serving of all foods.
  • To operate the highest standard of hygiene and cleanliness in the kitchen
  • To maintain high standards of personal hygiene and personal appearance in accordance with policy

General

  • Adhere to the company procedures including attendance at meetings, preparation of reports and any other duties as required from time to time.
  • Ensure the company’s Safeguarding & Equal Opportunities Policies is adhered to at all times.
  • Portland Nurseries is an equal opportunities employer committed to safeguarding children. DBS check essential

NOTE: The Job Description is to provide a clear and concise statement of the MAJOR TASKS and ACTIVITIES of the post. It is not intended as an exhaustive list of every aspect of the post holder's duties.

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