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£8.79 per hour
35 - 0 / per week - Full-Time

Job Description

Recently refurbished retirement home, Milford House near Belper and Duffield, was formerly the country residence of Jedediah Strutt.

Milford House is looking for an experienced Cook to join our team. All applicants must have a Food Safety Level 2 certificate, and experience working within a care environment would be desired but not a necessity if the right candidate came along.


Position: Cook

Responsible to: Manager / Person in charge


To prepare and cook a balanced, nutritious diet within a controlled hygienic environment.

To control systems of food allocation to minimise wastage.

To operate and supervise other staff in order that all purchases are controlled within a budget set by the Management.

To ensure that the Kitchen areas are cleaned and maintained to a high standard.


To control stocks and purchases, in conjunction with the management, thereby allocating the quantities of materials.

To keep the purchase of materials within reasonable budget guidelines.

To maintain a balance diet and varied menus.

To be aware of the Residents dietary needs and preferences.

To discuss the with Nurse in charge special dietary needs and incorporate these into the daily menus.

To ensure that after each meal, samples of food are retained in sample pots in chilled form for the required period.

To ensure that all kitchen staff are trained within the requirements of current legislation.

To ensure that all kitchen staff are issued with the correct uniform and that this is maintained in good repair and in a clean hygienic condition.

To ensure that the cleaning schedules issued by the management are strictly adhered to.

To assist with the duties included on the cleaning schedules issued by the management.

To ensure that all kitchen staff are aware of the Health & safety standards and of the COSHH statement.

To ensure that all kitchen areas meet with the required standards of Health & Safety as laid down in Section 262 of the homes Quality Manual.

To ensure that all kitchen areas are left in clean hygienic state at the end of each shift.

To be responsible for checking the hours worked by the Kitchen staff.

To maintain all kitchen equipment, as specified by the respective manufacturers and to report any malfunctions to the Nurse in charge / Proprietors.

To take part in staff meetings when necessary.

To undergo further training or updating as required.

To inform and teach other kitchen staff of any updating in legislation as and when necessary.

To maintain confidentiality regarding all aspects of care and management of the home.

To perform any other such reasonable duties as may be required.

Please do contact us if you are interested in the position, we look forward to hearing from you soon