Cook (Band 3)
The Client: Local Healthcare body based in Lisburn, serving local residents.
The Role: The post holder will be responsible for providing an efficient and effective service:
- Responsible for the preparation, cooking, despatch and serving of all meals, snacks and beverages in all associated areas to the agreed menus and standards.
- Cater for any dietary requirements and special functions as they may arise.
- Utilise staff, materials and equipment in an efficient and effective manner to minimise wastage.
- Report defects in equipment, linen and food commodities and ensure that theses are rectified.
- Be aware and observe Health and Safety regulations and all other appropriate legislation.
- Ensure the proper use and handling of the equipment.
- Ensure the correct cleaning, washing up and storage of crockery, equipment and other associated utensils within the department.
- Maintain records e.g. number of meals served, cash control, free meals issued, production records, stock control sheets, temperature control sheets.
- Ensure the food is cooked and stored in hygienic conditions.
- Ensure the kitchen is kept clean at all times.
- Ensure a high standard of personal and hygienic practices.
- Comply with the healthy eating policy and ensure that healthy eating is promoted at all times.
- Control, rotate, issue and monitor stock.
- Order and check and record food supplies to ensure procedures are adhered to at all times in relation to quantity and quality control.
- Minimise waste throughout the food preparation process.
- Participate in the pursuit of continuous quality improvements.
- Contribute ideas on menus, functions and the catering services in general.
Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week, Shift Pattern = Monday - Friday (day shift, occasional weekends)
- 6 Months minimum experience in catering
- City and Guilds 706/1 and 706/2 or NVQ level 2 in Food Preparation and Cooking or have at least two years relevant experience.
Rates of pay £10.09 per hour
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