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Head Chef - Mearns House

  • Job Location

    Newton Mearns, East Renfrewshire, United Kingdom

  • Duration


  • Job Benefits



Our Meallmore team at Mearns are ready to warmly welcome you as a Head Chef within their care home. Conveniently located in Newton Mearns, Mearns House is an industry-leading care home, built and designed in 2016 to exceed national care standards and provide the highest levels of comfort, happiness and security for residents. We provide luxury living for older people in a homely environment. We cater for a wide range of care needs including high quality, personalised nursing and dementia care and have installed some of the latest technology to create an environment that is as safe and comfortable as possible.

Our mentorship programme and ongoing learning and development will give you all the support you need to develop your skills and progress in your career.

Your role as a Meallmore Head Chef will include:

Plan, prepare, and cook meals according to dietary requirements and preferences of our residents.

Manage kitchen staff, including training, scheduling, and overseeing their performance.

Ensure compliance with food safety and hygiene regulations.

Order and maintain inventory of kitchen supplies and equipment.

Monitor and control food costs while maintaining highquality standards.

Collaborate with other departments to ensure seamless food service and resident satisfaction.

Stay updated with industry trends and introduce innovative ideas to enhance the dining experience.

Skills and Requirements:

Proven experience as a Head Chef or in a similar role, preferably in a care home or healthcare setting

Knowledge of nutrition, dietary requirements and food allergies is desirable

Strong culinary skills and creativity to prepare appetizing meals.

Excellent leadership and team management abilities

Proficiency in food safety practices

Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines

Good communication and interpersonal skills

Relevant culinary qualifications are desirable

Ability to add flare and influence the menu

What we can offer you:

Multiple award-winning regional support team

Wagestream (access a portion of your earned income – every hour of every day)

Subsidised meals

Hourly overtime rates available

Free uniform

Career pathway

Free parking

Referral bonus scheme (up to £1000)

Pension scheme

Company sick pay scheme

Meals Mean More - company cooking competition

Additional Perks:

Focus on your ongoing development, including e-learning, a 12-week induction programme and ongoing personal mentorship.

You will be joining the NACC Catering Team of the Year 2020 and the Scottish Care Nutrition & Eating Well 2020 winners.

You’ll have the opportunity to really make your name in the catering and care sectors. Join our team of award-winning Chefs and soon you might claim your very own NACC Care Chef of the Year Award.

Sociable hours are rare in the catering world, but join us and you can enjoy them, including getting every evening and every second weekend off. Imagine what you can do with that time back!

Salary:  £15.38 per hour + overtime rates + benefits

Hours: 37.5 per week

If you want to be part of our Meallmore family and this sounds like you, please click apply.

Please note that all job offers are subject to satisfactory references and Disclosure Scotland Scheme Membership (PVG).


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