Job description

We are recruiting for a Cook to join our team at Sunnyside retreat Care Home. This would be full time contract of 40 hours. Ensure all food orders are requested with ample time while working under an agreed budget. Delegate appropriate work to the kitchen staff as required and monitor that this has been carried out to a satisfactory level. Revise the Homes menu on a regular basis as per home policy and minimum standards..


  • Ensure that the kitchen is hygienically clean at all times
  • Ensure dietary requirements are monitored, adhered to and met as necessary
  • Prepare meals at an agreed time as required by the home and residents
  • Ensure timely distribution of scheduled meals
  • Offer and prepare meal options for residents to include main food groups
  • Monitor/oversee any meals prepared by kitchen staff
  • Report any equipment requirements or maintenance requirements in timely fashion
  • Ensure all cleaning is completed as per cleaning rota
  • Ensure all food returned to the fridge is covered with cling film and dated
  • Ensure all foods are appropriately covered
  • Ensure appropriate kitchen protocol is maintained i.e. no eating in the kitchen, carers are not to wash their hands at the kitchen sink etc.
  • Ensure all frozen foods are taken out of the freezer giving ample time to defrost
  • Adhere to and ensure safe practice according to Health and Safety policies
  • Adhere to Food Hygiene Regulations and HACCP General
  • Participate in induction programme and in-service training.
  • Attend and participate in staff meetings and attend all training when required
  • Communicate effectively with other staff, relatives and visitors including professional agencies regarding residents
  • Adhere to and ensure you are fully aware of the fire policy and the awareness of food hygiene regulations and safe practice according to Health and Safety policies.
  • Ensure you are familiar with all current policies and procedures and understand your duty to comply and implement them when necessary

Skills and Qualifications

Essential Skills

  • Have 2 suitable references
  • Be eligible to work in the UK
  • Good communication skills
  • Experience within a care home setting, is preferred but not essential.
  • NVQ level 2 or 3 desirable but not essential
  • GCSE Maths and English or equilvent
  • Basic IT skills

Further Information

Salary: £11 per hour. Work time: To be confirmed Rota basis. We are recruiting for a Cook in our Care Home. This is a 40-hour contract. We reserve the right to enhance the criteria at shortlisting stage. Ann’s Care Homes are an Equal Opportunities Employer. Ann's Care Homes are a family run business established in 1994. Since its inception, the company has enjoyed a longstanding reputation for the delivery of quality care and for their teams of dedicated, trained staff who put clients’ needs at the heart of everything they do. We at Ann’s aspire to be the best at everything that we do. We want families and carers to choose Ann’s because they have confidence in our reputation for providing a high-quality service.

Vacancy ID
Job Sector
Hotel and Catering
Co Tyrone
£11 per hour
No. vacancies
Contract Type
Weekly hours
Published date
Closing date
Rota basis

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