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Head Chef in Epsom at Signature

Date Posted: 2/6/2019

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Job Description

Tired of unsociable hours? Have you ever wanted to reap all the benefits of working as Head Chef but desired regular working days? Do you want to combine your passion for food with the ability to making a real difference to the lives of our residents? Is being valued for what you do important?

If so then join us at Signature Senior Lifestyle today.

About the role.

Working in a 5 star setting, the key to your success will be your experience of creating high quality, varied menus that look and taste delicious, whilst maintaining budgetary control - along with the ability to build a strong team spirit in the kitchen. You will have the luxury of working in a superbly equipped kitchen as well as having multi-site dining areas, including a bistro and fine dining restaurant.

Our Head Chefs manage all food production within their Signature home, ensuring that high standards and high customer satisfaction are delivered. You will ensure that all kitchen services are efficient and that the required Health & Safety measures are in place and adhered to within the department.

Specific duties and responsibilities are, but not limited to;

  • Manage and deliver all catering services throughout the home, ensuring that resident choice, dignity, confidentiality and safety are maintained.
  • Working closely and meeting regularly with the Dementia Care Manager and Care Services Manager to ensure appropriate provisions.
  • Develop and review the menu on a regular basis with acknowledgement to seasonal changes in supplies, sourcing through the Groups Procurement Processes.
  • Ensure provision of cost-effective, chargeable services for residents, e.g. wakes, birthdays etc.
  • Work alongside the Restaurant Manager ensuring that an efficient catering service operates in all catering areas.
  • The Head Chef will actively participate in events held in the Signature home, liaising with the Care Services Manager and Activities Manager to ensure nutrition and hydration needs are met, as well as social aspects of such events.

Job Requirements

About you.

We are looking for someone with the following attributes:

  • Appropriate supervisory experience and relevant qualifications pertaining to the safe delivery of Food & Hygiene or Catering Services. Minimum Level 3 in Catering or equivalent QCF qualification
  • Working knowledge of Health and Safety legislation.
  • Full clean driving license.
  • Team player, self-motivated, proactive, flexible and adaptable.
  • Ability to organise and prioritise workload, and work under pressure.
  • Ability to communicate and manage interpersonal relationships, including influencing skills.
  • A friendly and personable nature is paramount to this role, as you will be conversing with our residents regularly. These are your customers.


About our Benefits.

Here at Signature we recognise that extra special efforts should not go unrewarded and that is why we provide a number of special incentives and bonuses that can be earned throughout your time working for the company.

  • Company bonus scheme
  • Extremely competitive pension scheme
  • Free uniforms that are both attractive and practical
  • Free eye care tests and options for funding towards future spectacles if required
  • Refer a friend and get a cash bonus of up to £1000
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Study support
  • Holiday discounts
  • A variety of motor related offers
  • Life Insurance


About the Company.

Signature is delivering a new standard of nursing homes in the UK. Signature is a unique and inspiring group of homes, where care and lifestyle go hand in hand.These homes offer residents a relaxing, safe environment where they can enjoy comfort, companionship, independence - and their own front door.

Signatures vision is “delivering peace of mind”, peace of mind for the residents that they will be cared for and supported within our homes to live safe and fulfilled lives. Peace of mind of their families knowing that their loved ones are being well cared for and peace of mind for our employees knowing that they will be trained and provided with development opportunities to continue to build their capabilities to enable them to be the best they can be.

Signature is also featured in the London Stock Exchange (LSE) 1000 companies to inspire Britain, an annual celebration of some of the fastest growing and most dynamic small and medium sized enterprises!

Sound like a company you would like to work for? Then what are you waiting for, click apply today and let’s get started!