Cook - Newry

Location Newry, County Down
Job type Temporary
Salary Up to £9.21 per hour
Published about 2 months ago
Start date ASAP
Contact Coleen O'Hara
Job ref PPS1244_COH_1634282338

Job description

Cook (Band 2)



The Client: Local Healthcare body based in Newry, 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: 9.15-5.15pm/ 5 day shifts out of 7 alternate


  • Food Hygiene Certificate
  • Food safety level 2

In Return:

  • Rates of pay £9.21 per hour

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