Nursery Chef

Location Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England
Discipline: Hospitality
Job type: Permanent
Salary: ££19,822 - £20,280
Contact name: Sunnie Dhadwar-Lynch

Contact email:
Job ref: Chefchel
Published: about 1 month ago
Startdate: Immediate

Working Monday - Thursday - 8.00am -4.30pm and Friday from 8.00am - 1.30pm

Our client is dedicated to providing high-quality care and delivering incredible outcomes for the children in their care.

Our client is a leading childcare provider dedicated to providing the best possible care and education for the children in their care. They operate nurseries nationwide; constantly investing in their people and facilities to ensure their nurseries are the best places for children to grow and develop.

Our client’s goal is to offer children an amazing educational experience from birth to pre-school, their most formative years. They focus on every unique child and our highly skilled and qualified teams provide the absolute best early year’s experience in a safe and stimulating environment.  

The Nursery Cook will be responsible for preparing healthy and nutritious meals for the children in the nursery

Nursery Cook - Qualifications & Experience

  • Minimum two years’ proven catering experience

  • Basic Food Hygiene Certificate

  • Capable of working under pressure in an organised way

  • 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 Cook - 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.