Role summary


Head Chef


Shenfield - Santhem Retirement Village

Name of home

Santhem Residencies

Number of hours

37.5 hours per week ( 5 out of 7 days on a rota)

Closing date

30th November 2021

Contract type

Permanent - Full Time


Very attractive and excellent benefits package

Contact details

Mark Hollis

Job details

Santhem Residencies is a stunning new retirement village located in Hutton, Essex. We offer thoughtfully designed independent living apartments, with exceptional facilities, services and financial peace of mind.

The Role:

Reporting to the General Manager, the Head Chef is responsible for ensuring high quality of food service and meal preparation within the entire village.

The Head Chef will lead and manage the catering team working closely with the other service teams ensuring the highest service standards are achieved.


You will:

  • Support the General Manager in the recruitment, induction and training of the catering team.
  • Support with the management of team rotas and ensure the correct team levels are on shift at any time.
  • Ensure the food levels are correct and in line with budgets, and manage the stock control of crockery, cutlery and glassware.
  • Ensure the catering services and dining experience is of the highest standard by promoting choice and dignity to the residents’ dietary needs.
  • Adhere to all Health and Safety regulations by monitoring hygiene standards and equipment safety checks.

You will be:

  • Outstanding. We are rated by residents, relatives and our communities so highly because of our team.
  • Ethical. We do things the right way, and live by our Charter.
  • Qualified with an NVQ Level 3 in Food Hygiene.
  • Experienced in a kitchen environment, with 2 years’ experience with managing finances and budgeting.

You can expect:

  • To work with a company that is values driven and sees people as our greatest asset.
  • Industry leading training and development coupled with excellent career progression.
  • Excellent benefits, including pension, life assurance, and optional healthcare as standard.
  • Work - Life balance.

***‘Santhem Residences are committed to creating COVID-19 safe environments for all residents and team members. As of the 11th November 2021 we are only able to consider those who are fully vaccinated or have an evidenced exemption. If you have not already had a vaccination and do not intend to, unfortunately we will not be able to consider your application at this time’

To apply for the opportunity, please send your CV to us today.

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