Day Centre Cook in Neath Port Talbot

  • Sector: Hospitality and Catering
  • Location: Neath Port Talbot
  • Salary: Up to £8.33 per hour
  • Type: Temporary

I am currently recruiting for a Cook to join a busy Day Centre in Port Talbot.

The position is for 30 Hours a week (from 08:00 - 14:00 each day)

Main Responsibilities


Overseeing the kitchen operation, including:


* Setting the weekly menu and ordering the necessary supply of meat, dry goods and vegetables, including checking the quality of items received.


* Estimating expected daily client numbers, preparing and cooking meals, cakes, pastries etc. according to set standards as needed.


* Minimising waste levels and disposing of food in an appropriate manner.


* Making adjustments to menus based on client feedback, including accommodating clients with allergies or specific diet needs.


* Ensuring the kitchen and those within it comply with all regulations relating to food hygiene and health and safety.


* Monitoring kitchen routines and practices and client feedback to address difficulties and areas of development in collaboration with the Day Centre Coordinator and Trustees.


* Ensuring kitchen equipment is safe to use, maintained in working order and securely stored when not in use.


* Complying with HACCP regulations.



Supervision of kitchen staff and volunteers, including:


* Allocating tasks to assistants/volunteers


* Ensuring compliance with required standards of hygiene and dress.


* Training new staff and volunteers in cooking methods and methods of work in the kitchen and to play a full part in building good relationships with the staff, volunteers and clients.



Contributing to the smooth running of the Day Centre, including:


* Assisting the Day Centre Coordinator with book-keeping by maintaining all records legibly and promptly in the required format.


* Attending meetings as required and any training with a positive manner.


* Keeping up with appropriate and relevant legislation appertaining to the cook's duties, including understanding any workplace hazards and contribute to a safe environment by complying with safety rules and procedures and not putting themselves or others at risk by their own actions or omissions.

Experience

* Cooking in a similar environment to the Day Centre


* Setting menus, monitoring food stocks and ordering supplies


* Food hygiene, prevention and control of infection


* Good Health and Safety practices


* Confidence overseeing a kitchen environment


* An understanding of nutritional requirements for older people


* Supervising people and volunteers from diverse backgrounds


* Cash handling


Qualifications

* Good standard of English and maths
* Food Hygiene Certificate



Please apply today if you feel you are suitable for the role.

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