Role summary


Head Chef


Lightwater - Lakeview Care Home

Name of home

Lakeview Care Home

Number of hours

40 hours per week

Closing date

18th August 2022

Contract type

Temporary - Full Time


£16.83 per hour

Contact details

Soniah Saini

Job details

*Please note that this position is a 1 year FTC with a possibility of a 3-6 month extension*

Head Chef

Are you a qualified Chef looking to work with fresh seasonal food, with the opportunity to have more of a work life balance and make what you do matter?

Working as a Head Chef at Hallmark Care Homes, you will have the chance to deliver hotel/restaurant standards without the split shifts and long weeks. Chefs have full autonomy in creating nutritious, flavoursome and well-balanced menus whilst liaise with residents to tailor the menus to them. We are proud to deliver person centred hospitality across all our services and look for warm, motivated and passionate chefs who are driven by quality and high standards.

Here at Hallmark Care Homes, we work with an open, honest, supportive approach, where quality of care is at the heart of everything we do.

What you’ll be doing

• Menu development- tailor menus around residents and to ensure we deliver person centred hospitality

• Work with fresh produce to deliver wholesome dishes cooked at the highest quality and standards

• Create a warm, efficient and fun environment

• Work within budget

• Complete regular audits

• Manage stock control

• To lead, motivate, inspire and develop a team

• Recruitment and retention

What makes a Hallmark Care Home Head Chef?

• A personable and warm approach with a genuine interest in the wellbeing of residents

• Hold City & Guilds/NVQ/SVQ or equivalent

• Experience in leading, motivating and inspiring 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

• Confidence engaging with residents to create appetising and nutritious menus

• Good understanding of HACCP

In return for all of this you will receive a competitive salary package plus:

  • Access to our referral and reward app care friends - earn up to £250 per referral!
  • Life assurance
  • Pension
  • Development opportunities - grow with us as an organisation
  • Discounted high street and online stores, discounted hotels and travel, health scheme cash back and so much more!

“Hallmark Care Homes is a family-run provider of care homes across the UK, we understand the importance of nurturing relationships and so all of our care is centred around family values. We have 20 care homes across the country, filled with innovative facilities and supported by a dedicated care team for a comfortable stay alongside the highest quality care available.”

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