Nursery Chef

Location Amersham
Discipline: Hospitality, Childcare
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £ £12 - 12.50p/hr
Contact name: Recruitment

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Published: 3 days ago
Startdate: Immediate

​Our client is based in Amersham and is looking for a nursery chef to prepare healthy and nutritional meals for the children in the nursery.

You will be required to work from 8am - 3pm Monday to Friday, this is a permanent vacancy. You will also need to drive as you will be required to visit the other nursery which is in Rickmansworth.

The Nursery chef will be responsible for preparing, snacks, lunch and tea for all the children in the nursery. Adhering to agreed menus and maintaining high levels of cleanliness in all aspects of work. This is a permanent role and offering a competitive basic salary and additional wider benefits, including opportunities for possible future career progression.

Nursery Chef - Qualifications & Experience

  • Minimum two years’ proven catering experience

  • Basic Food Hygiene Certificate

  • Capable of working under pressure in an organised way

  • Working in a childcare environment preferable

  • Knowledge of food preparation for special dietary needs, i.e. vegetarian, cultural

  • Ability to work with children in preparing simple snacks and baking preparation

  • Ability to work as part of a team

Nursery Chef - Key Responsibilities

  • In consultation with the Nursery Manager to be responsible for the preparation of weekly menus, catering for all children, in line with the food and drink policy.

  • Ensure all meal planning and food ordering is in line with the agreed catering budgets.

  • To ensure that all children with allergies are catered for in compliance with our allergies policy as well as maintaining the allergen file.

  • To maintain adequate stores and food stuffs in appropriate storage conditions

  • To ensure the kitchen and kitchen equipment are kept clean and tidy.

  • To clean and defrost the freezer as necessary.

  • To observe high standards of food hygiene during the preparation, cooking and serving of all foods.

  • Maintain the Safer Food, Better Business documentation on a daily basis to comply with food safety management procedures and food hygiene regulations.

  • To undertake baking activities with children.

  • To promote healthy eating with children and staff.

  • To maintain high standards of personal hygiene and personal appearance in accordance with the Company’s hygiene policy.

You will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check.