Nursery Cook

Zoek Pin Hornchurch, Greater London, England


Permanent (Full time)

Posted 26 days ago

Nursery Cook, Catering, Cook, Early Years, Nursery, Temporary, Elm Park

A Nursery Cook is required by a Nursery in Elm Park to prepare, cook and be responsible for the everyday running and menus.

Grown from a small organisation to one of the larger community- based social enterprises in the capital. Over the years, they have worked with numerous organisations to deliver many public-sector-funded programmes and have received several awards recognising the fruits of their programmes and have been short listed for many more.

In your role, you will be required to:

  • To take sole responsibility for the cleanliness of the kitchen, including but not exclusive to floors, surfaces, cupboards, fridges, freezers and oven, including the utility room and downstairs toilet.
  • To hold a minimum of Level 2 Food Hygiene certificate or similar.
  • To ensure that all food online ordering is completed by Friday afternoon and be responsible for all food and cleaning equipment ordering.
  • To ensure that food ordering is kept within nursery budget and there is no food wastage.
  • To prepare a 4-week rolling menu, which should be updated according to season and availability of produce and provide a balanced and varied diet for the children.
  • To keep records of food served, cleaning done, fridge and freezer and food temperatures.
  • To prepare all snacks and lunches and serve.
  • To ensure that all food is prepared and ready for days off, including after school club if applicable.
  • To ensure that the dietary requirements of all children is known and understood. Liaison with room leaders is essential for this.
  • All food is to be cooked from fresh.
  • To ensure that all records are kept up to date including but not exclusive to daily menu sheets, food hygiene record book, fridge and freezer temperature records, food probe temperatures.  In addition, be responsible for monitoring and controlling food and household goods.
  • To liaise with management on a regular basis regarding any food issues.
  • To help ensure that the nursery meets safety and Hygiene requirements and to report any issues to a senior member of staff.
  • To ensure training is kept up-to-date.
  • To be aware of and comply with all policies and procedures including Safeguarding, Child protection, Confidentiality Procedures and Equal Opportunities.

The successful candidate will be required to have:

Essential qualifications

  • Minimum Level 2 in Food Hygiene In The Workplace or similar (this can be completed as an on line course).
  • GCSE – Maths and English – Grade C and above / or Functional Skills – Level 2 – English, Maths and ICT.

Desirable qualifications

  • First Aid Certificate.
  • Experience in catering preferred but not essential.

Working Hours

25 hours per week – Monday – Friday – am – pm

Experience and skills - Essential

  • Ability to cook a varied and nutritious menu.
  • Be able to write a 4-week rolling menu (our menus are based on good home cooked food).
  • Ability to take initiative.
  • Be able to cook to a budget.
  • Ability to remain calm in stressful situations.
  • Be a good team player that is adaptable.
  • Excellent hygiene practice.

Relationships – Essential

  • Ability to work as a team.
  • Ability to work with people from a wide range of backgrounds and organisations.
  • Ability to build relationships with and have a love of children.

Vacancy Information:

  • Location: Elm Park
  • Salary range: £ per hour
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job Section: Catering
  • Working Hours: 25 hours a week
  • Reference: KR394
  • Contact: Kevin Richardson

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Nursery Cook, Catering, Cook, Early Years, Nursery, Temporary, Elm Park

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