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Our team at Oak Park has extensive experience dealing with residents with a variety of needs, tailoring their approach to everyone’s individual needs and requirements.

We are looking for a chef to join our team!


  • City & Guilds 706 – 1 & 2, or equivalent qualification (achieved or working towards)
  • Team player
  • Satisfactory Policy Check and check against the PoVA list
  • Basic Food Hygiene Certificate
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative


  • Intermediate Food Hygiene Certificate
  • Previous management or supervisory experienced
  • Experience of food preparation for the relevant Service User group

Main responsibilities

Food preparation

  • Prepare, cook and serve hot and cold meals, as and when required
  • Provided for special dietary requirements where necessary and take into account the preferences of individual Service Users


  • Liaise with the Home Manager when planning/costing menus in order to provide a balanced nutritious diet, making the best use of available fresh foods

Training and Development

  • Supervise and instruct Kitchen Staff Members in the use of all equipment and hygiene procedures, giving help and guidance where appropriate
  • Conduct Basic Food Hygiene training for all Care Centre Staff involved in handling and delivery of food

Budgetary/Financial Control:

  • Maintain accurate records of food supplies, and freezer/fridge temperatures
  • Ensure stock rotation.
  • Assist in the ordering of stocks and checking of deliveries, and check and value stocks as required by the Home Manager

Health & Safety

  • Ensure all crockery and equipment is cleaned and stored appropriately, and that the overall cleaning of the kitchen area and dining areas is carried out effectively
  • Ensure statutory Health & Safety standards in the kitchen and dining areas
  • Report to the Home Manager, Handyperson or Person in Charge any faulty appliances, damaged furniture equipment or any potential hazard

Oak Park Care Home

Oak Park Care Home, Walnut Lane, Chickenley, Dewsbury, WF12 8NJ

Telephone: 01924 459 514

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