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Sous Chef in Epsom at Signature

Date Posted: 9/14/2018

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Job Description

Tired of unsociable hours? Have you ever wanted to reap all the benefits of working as a Sous Chef but desired regular working days? Are you looking for a job where you can develop and grow in your role? 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?

About the role.

 Signature is looking for a Sous Chef to be responsible for the smooth day-to-day running of food preparation and working practices ensuring residents food is served to the highest possible standards. 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.

 Specific duties and responsibilities are, but not limited to;

  • You will help support the Head Chef and Restaurant manager to manage and deliver all catering functions within the Signature care home guaranteeing resident choice, happiness and dignity are maintained.
  • Prepareing ingredients for cooking, including portioning, chopping, and storing food.  Ensuring all areas/work stations are clean and tidy whilst adhering to Health and Safety policies. 
  • Contribute to the development and improvement of the Menu ensuring cost effective services are provided for residents.
  • Making sure dietary and nutritional needs are met for all in our care, enabling yourselves a chance to develop your knowledge of particular food requirements.
  • Support cost-effective stock control systems to minimise waste and ensure these are in place.

Job Requirements

About you.

 We are looking for someone with the following attributes: 

  • Ability to organize and prioritise workload, and work under pressure
  • Ability to communicate and manage interpersonal relationships, including influencing skills.
  • Energetic, passionate and proactive attitude
  • IT Literacy
  • At least five years’ experience in a busy kitchen
  • Appropriate supervisory experience and relevant qualifications pertaining to the safe delivery of Food & Hygiene or Catering Services. NVQ Level 2 or 3.
  • Awareness of COSHH and CQC regulations.


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.

  • 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


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!