Chef - Band 3

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    £9.20 - £10 per hour

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    Jess Fagan

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    0161 830 8870

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    about 1 month ago

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Meridian is recruiting for a chef band 3 within the NHS in the Bury area.

Experience in large scale cooking, must have at least level 2 Food safety and Cooking certificates. 

Various shifts between 7am – 6.30pm
1 weekend in 3 off

Band 3 Chef
To assist the  Head Chef and Deputise as directed the supervision and day to day running of the kitchen, producing goods of a high standard through the food preparation and service process, complying with current  Food  Safety and Health & Safety policies and procedures.
Main Tasks & Overview of Responsibilities
  • Prepare cook and serve meals for patients, staff and visitors, ensuring the highest standards of food safety throughout the process.
  • Advise or inform any persons making enquiries for Allergen information.
  • Observe and maintain all necessary ‘due diligence’ records as required by HACCP and the Trusts Food Safety Codes of Practise
  • Adhere to standard recipes and methods and make the most economical use of all ingredients whilst maintaining a strict  avoidance of waste
  • Allocate work to the kitchen support staff, in conjunction with the Head Chef/Manager.
  • Assist in the training and induction of new staff. Mentor Intern Students with special needs.
  • Check that all food received is in accordance with the quality and quantity ordered, adopting strict control principles
  • Work in a clean and tidy manner
  • Be proactive in the investigation of complaints received from patients, by visiting patients on the wards
  • Plan and mange own work load.
  • Work unsupervised and make decisions, at times when the Head Chef or Manager are not on duty.
  • At weekend collect and collate patient meals orders accurately and pass information on to the Kitchen.
  • Maintain high standards of cleanliness and hygiene in the work area.
  • Maintain a high standard of personal hygiene at all times, adhering to  the rules and regulations as laid out in the Food Hygiene  Codes of Practice.
  • Ensure the correct procedure is in followed in the safe use of all equipment, including dangerous equipment.
  • Report any breakdown of equipment or safety defects, to the Head Chef or Manager, in their absence to the correct department for repair.
  • Report any accidents immediately, to head chef or manager, in their absence ensure all documentation is completed correctly. 
  • Provide cover in all areas of the Catering Department and perform any other duties commensurate with the grade for the efficient running of the department.
  • Responsible for the security within the department including the handling of department keys.

If your interested in this role, please apply online.