Deputy Chef

Location: Cloverleaf, Lincoln
Hours: Full-Time

Full Job Description
Deputy Chef
Cloverleaf – Lincoln

If you’re passionate, caring and looking for a rewarding job with excellent training, great opportunities and share the same Unique Vision and Values as us:







Join our team at Tanglewood and make a real difference.


City and Guilds 706 – 1 & 2 or equivalent qualification (achieved or working towards)

Basic Food Hygiene Certificate


· Good communication skills

· Team player

· Ability to work on own initiative

· Previous management / supervisory experience

· Experience of food preparation for the relevant client group

Key Responsibilities

To work with the document ‘Safer Food – Better Business’.

Ensure HACCP’s processes are followed, recorded as required.

Food Preparation:

Prepare, cook and serve hot and cold meals as and when required.

Provide for special dietary requirements where necessary and take into account the preferences of individual clients.

Ensure menu ordering system is correctly filled out and signed.

Maintain accurate records of food supplies and freezer / fridge temperatures.


Assist in planning / costing menus in order to provide a balanced nutritious diet, making the best use of available fresh foods.

Participate in staff and client meetings as required.

Ensure menus are displayed showing choices in various formats.

Budgetary / Financial Control:

Ensure stock rotation. Assist in the ordering of stock and checking deliveries, check and value stock as required by the Registered Manager and Head Chef.

Training and Development:

Supervise and instruct Kitchen Staff Members in the use of all equipment and hygiene procedures, giving help and guidance where appropriate.

Maintain and improve professional knowledge and competence.

Attend mandatory training days/courses, on or off site, as and when required.


Promote a positive personal / professional profile within the local community, ensuring the good reputation of the care home at all times.

Ensure that all information of confidential nature gained in the course of duty is not divulged to third parties.

Notify the Head Chef or the person in charge, as soon as possible of your inability to report for duty, and also on your return to work from all periods of absence.

Ensure the security of the care home is maintained at all times.

Adhere to all company policies and procedures.

Ensure all equipment is clean and well maintained.

Carry out any other tasks that may be reasonably assigned to you.

Deputise for Head Chef in their absence.

To be up-to-date with the company staff handbook

This list is not exhaustive but it gives you a strong indication of the individual we would like. If you feel this is new challenge and will expand upon your experience then please do get in touch.

To be successful in this position you will have worked in a kitchen as a Deputy Chef to the Head Chef, able to manage a kitchen and staff in the absence of the Head Chef. You do not have to had worked in a residential nursing home and if it is something you want to do and create a strong career path then do not hesitate to apply.

Tanglewood have competitive rates of pay, stability in shift patterns and an abundance of benefits:

  • Free tunic when you begin
  • Meals included on shift
  • Induction and initial training for the role you begin
  • Ongoing refresher training, staff development and unique training tailored to your route
  • Staff wellbeing support
  • Time and a half on all bank holidays
  • Refer a friend scheme
  • Access to Blue Light card (discounts on high street brands, hotels, festivals, motoring, mobile phone, holidays, cinemas, health and fitness, gyms, supermarket shopping)
  • Access to free Will writing serviceKitchen Assistant (part-time) – Cloverleaf – Lincoln

Do you enjoy cooking but have never had the opportunity to begin a career in catering? This could be the next career move for you with all the support and training you require.

Working in the care industry is a powerful career and one which can develop into many areas! Here at Tanglewood and our Toray Pines, we are empathetic, understanding and nurturing towards our residents. We provide quality care, we are united within the team and innovative with our ideas, these equate to our company vision and values.

We want to make sure your move to Tanglewood is not going to be stagnated and you do feel part of the team. We will advocate any training you need including NVQ Level 2, 3, 4, 5 and so on to work your way up.

The kitchen department is looking for an enthusiastic, reliable, and fun kitchen assistant to work closely with the other kitchen assistants, chef and head chef to assist in organising and controlling the efficient and economic production of quality food with whilst maintaining high standards of cleanliness and hygiene.

There are a range of duties as a kitchen assistant which are not limited to:

· Prepare, cook, and serve hot and cold meals as and when required with particular attention to correct menu orders and signature

· Provide for special dietary requirements where necessary and take into account the preferences of individual residents

· Wash up after meals and ensure all crockery and equipment is cleaned and stored appropriately, and that the overall cleaning of the kitchen area (and where appropriate, the dining areas) is carried out effectively

· Understand and ensure the implementation of the care home’s Health & Safety policy, Emergency and Fire procedures and COSHH

· Ensure stock rotation, order stock, check deliveries and check and value stock as required

· Build relationships with residents to their likes and dislikes and understand their needs

This list is not exhaustive and there are many aspects to being a kitchen assistant at Tanglewood which tie in with our company values: to be empathetic with the residents, remember they are just like us!

We value our staff and if you want to make a difference for yourself and our residents then apply!

32 hours per week with requirement to cover as well

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £12.50 per hour


  • Discounted or free food
  • Employee discount
  • On-site parking
  • Referral programme


  • Day shift

Work Location: in person

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