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Cook

Reports to: Nursery Manager

Job overview

What is the purpose of the job?

To ensure that catering within the establishment is to the standard required by the Company and Acoura.

Hours of Work: As stated in the contract

Benefits of working for Kiddi Caru Day Nurseries Group

  • Highly competitive salary
  • Generous holiday scheme
  • Discounted childcare for parents
  • Ongoing professional development and training
  • Pension scheme
  • Uniform provided
  • Employee loyalty scheme
  • Maternity & adoption bonus (service related)
  • Recommend a friend scheme
  • Employee of the month scheme

Key responsibilities

Duties:

  • To follow catering policy and procedures stated by the Company and Acoura.
  • To communicate any relevant information required to follow the food and hygiene policy and health and safety procedures with all members of the team.
  • To use the administration process appropriately to enable policies and procedures to be followed accurately.
  • To ensure the legal aspects of health and safety are followed in line with the Company’s policies and procedures as set by Acoura.
  • To undertake any relevant training and, when required, to train other members of the catering team.

1. CATERING

i) To carry out all aspects of the Company’s Food Standards Pack:

  • Minimum standards
  • Within a set budget
  • Recipe card system
  • Minimum wastage
  • Order from Company product sheets

ii) To ensure all production, service and presentation of food is to, or above the Company’s standard.

iii) To ensure the prompt service of all meals and breaks provided, are to the Company’s requirement.

iv) To ensure all catering activities are carried out in line with the pre-agreed budget.

v) To ensure any comments regarding the catering operation – positive or negative, are noted and acted upon immediately.

vi) To purchase all supplies through agreed nominated suppliers.

vii) To follow up supplier problems and report to Nursery Manager if unsatisfactorily settled.

viii) To ensure Special Dietary policy and procedures are followed.

2. COMMUNICATION

i) To maintain regular contact with the Nursery Manager.

3. ADMINISTRATION

i) To control the catering operation to ensure the targeted budget is achieved weekly.

ii) To discuss any variation to budget with the Nursery Manager and immediately rectify by an agreed course of action.

All legal requirements are completed

– Signing of registration book when entering and leaving the Nursery
– Entering all incidents in the accident book
– Following environmental services procedures and documentation

iv) To take necessary action in the event of loss of food/property, damage, accident, theft or fire and formally report to the Company.

4. LEGAL REQUIREMENTS

i) To ensure all aspects of the ‘Health & Safety at Work Act’ are complied with in the operation, with specific reference to:

– Safe working practices
– Hygiene practices
– Fire procedures
– Staff training

ii) To react immediately to requests from Nursery Manager/Accounts/Wages.

iii) To attend relevant training as discussed with Nursery Manager.

This job description is not exhaustive and may be reviewed according to the needs of the Nursery

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