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Cook - Persley Castle, AB21 9XU

Ref: 461 Date Posted: Monday 29 May 2017


Persely Castle, Aberdeen (AB21)
32 Hours per week


At Renaissance Care we strive to create a friendly and supportive environment and believe that to provide the necessary care and support to our residents we must have a committed, passionate and friendly team.  We are always seeking talented and caring individuals who will make a difference to the lives of the residents we care for.  Persley Castle Care Home is a converted period house with 40 beds, 3 miles from the centre of Aberdeen. It is set amongst its own private grounds, down private country roads, with a burn running alongside.

We are currently recruiting for a passionate Cook to work within the care home with a typical working day of 8am to 4.30pm

Your duties will include:

  • Organising and controlling the efficient and economic production of quality food within the allowed budget, whilst maintaining high standards of cleanliness and hygiene in line with EHO regulations.

  • Being responsible for the planning, preparing, quality and presentation of food in the care home.

  • Undertaking the monitoring of stocks, staffing levels, portion control, quality etc. in accordance with the budgetary controls provided by the company.

  • Supervising staff to work within COSHH and HACCP.

  • Assisting in the interviewing, selection and supervision of kitchen staff.

    The successful applicant will:

  • Hold an Intermediate Food Hygiene Certificate

  • Be fully aware and comply with infection control policies and procedures

  • Be able to support staff in the care home in the achievement of the highest possible standards, the minimisation of waste and the promotion of economic and cost effective budgeting.

  • Be able to use information and knowledge obtained from residents as well as dietary questionnaires to plan menus for the care home, in consultation with the Home Manager and to suggest alternatives if necessary.