Nursery Chef

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2018-01-06 Care Homes Job Title: Nursery Chef

Job Setting: Day Nursery / Nursery School

Job Role: Cook / Chef

Date Posted: 07 Dec 2017

Job Location: Hitchin , Hertfordshire

Salary: £18,117 18,117 per annum Competitive Salary plus great benefits!

Hours: Full Time

Contact Name: Chelsey Litchfield

Job Reference: Chef - Hitchin


Nursery Chef required

We currently have a vacancy for a Nursery Chef to join us (dependent on the location of the nursery, the number of hours per week will vary), providing our children with balanced and nutritious meals.

Our staff are our biggest asset at Toad Hall and we are keen to improve, develop and grow our amazing team. We are currently recruiting for a variety of roles across the group, as it takes a lot of people, with different skills and experiences to provide high quality childcare. Our vacancies page has an up to date list of all job roles and their locations.

About you

With a good hygiene qualification and previous experience of working in a kitchen, your passion for food and nutrition will be evident. You’ll have a good understanding of the importance of hygiene, cleanliness and dietary requirements, and you’ll be an organised person who follows health and safety procedures. With excellent time management and budgeting skills, you’ll be capable of co-ordinating and serving a wide range of healthy, nutritious meals and snacks at set times each day.

About the role

You’ll be responsible for serving meals and snacks to all the children in our Nursery. Working in a kitchen that’s rated 5* for hygiene, you’ll maintain our high standards of hygiene and cleanliness, complying with all the necessary food preparation and storage procedures to keep a clean and well-functioning kitchen. In addition to cooking and serving meals, you’ll be in charge of ordering food supplies within an agreed budget. You’ll also have the opportunity to work with the children, taking the lead in cookery based activities.

Your day-to-day tasks would include:

  • Preparing home-cooked meals for all the children daily.
  • Following our menus.
  • Ensuring a high level of hygiene.
  • Observing cleanliness at all times.
  • Maintaining standards in the kitchen.
  • Having lots of fun!

You will need:

  • Experience of working in a kitchen.
  • A level 2 qualification in basic food hygiene (essential).
  • To be hard working.
  • To be a team player.
  • To be organised.
  • Experience of managing allergies and intolerances.
  • A satisfactory DBS check!

In return we provide:

  • Free uniform.
  • Competitive salary package, including pension and occupational sick pay.
  • Paid time off for dependants, increasing annual leave with each complete year of service.
  • Discounts and savings at over 900 retailers through Toad Hall Rewards.
  • Generous staff discount on childcare places and discount for one family member too!
  • Excellent training and development opportunities.

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