Job Openings Care Home Chef

About the job Care Home Chef

Job Description:

Are you a qualified chef looking for the opportunity to have more of a work life balance, whilst still being able to work with fresh ingredients?

Working as a chef in a care home kitchen, you will have the chance to deliver quality food to residents, without the split shifts and long hours. You will assist the Head Chef in creating nutritious, flavoursome and well balanced meals whilst working with residents to tailor menus around their needs.

A passion for helping to nurture people in their twilight years is a must. The client can offer long term career opportunities with room for growth to an ambitious chef.

Why join St John's Staff Hire?

We are big enough to have brilliant industry contacts but small enough to offer you all of the personal touches. Getting you placed at a client that suits you matters to us: we want to make sure good people get good jobs.

At St John's Staff Hire we focus on having the best people join our team, and we reward the team by providing a high hourly rate of pay.


  • A personable and warm approach with a genuine interest in the wellbeing of residents
  • Hold City & Guilds/NVQ/SVQ or equivalent
  • Experience in helping lead and inspire a team
  • A good understanding of nutrition
  • Experience of working with fresh seasonal food
  • The ability to create a warm and welcoming environment within our home
  • Good understanding of HACCP and COSHH


  • Manage the kitchen in the Head Chef’s absence
  • Assist the Head Chef in menu development
  • Work fresh produce to deliver high quality and wholesome dishes cooked at the highest quality and standards
  • Help create a warm, efficient and fun environment
  • Work within budget
  • Complete regular audits
  • Manage stock control
  • To assist in leading and motivating a team

The good bits!

Salary: Between £10 and £10.50 per hour, dependent on age and experience
Location: Silverdale
Hours: Negotiable

COVID-19 precaution(s):

  • Social distancing guidelines in place
  • Sanitisation, disinfection or cleaning procedures in place

If you think you have the abilities, passion and temperament to make a difference please apply.