Residential chef - Adkins Cheurfi

Residential chef

£24,666 - 24,667 per year permanent Newcastle upon Tyne
Job application end date: 2024-03-20

Job Title: Residential Chef


North East England, Tyne and Wear, Newcastle upon Tyne

Job Type:

Permanent, expected to work Full-Time hours

Primary Industry:

Travel, Leisure, Tourism and Hospitality


£24,666 – £24,665 per annum


NVQ Cooking


Cooking, Management

Company Branding: Currently recruiting a chef for a residential home in Newcastle. The role is 37.5 hours a week and is £24,666k a year. They are looking for somebody willing to interact with the residents and have a little management skill in the kitchen.

Job Duties:

  • Prepare and cook meals for residents in a residential home.
  • Create menus that cater to the dietary needs and preferences of the residents.
  • Ensure that all meals are prepared and presented to a high standard.
  • Manage kitchen operations, including inventory control, ordering supplies, and maintaining cleanliness and hygiene standards.
  • Interact with residents, taking their feedback and requests into consideration.
  • Supervise and train kitchen staff, ensuring they adhere to food safety and preparation guidelines.
  • Monitor food quality and ensure compliance with relevant health and safety regulations.
  • Collaborate with other staff members to plan and coordinate special events or themed meals.
  • Stay updated on current culinary trends and techniques to continuously enhance the dining experience for residents.

Required Qualifications:

  • NVQ Cooking qualification or equivalent.


  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Certification in food hygiene and safety.


  • A minimum of 3 years of experience working as a chef in a professional kitchen.
  • Experience in cooking for individuals with dietary restrictions or special needs.
  • Experience in menu planning and costing.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Strong culinary skills and knowledge of various cooking techniques.
  • Ability to create nutritious and flavorful meals.
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills.
  • Attention to detail and a commitment to maintaining high standards of food quality and presentation.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills to interact with residents, staff, and suppliers.
  • Basic management skills to oversee kitchen operations and supervise staff.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Additional certifications or qualifications in culinary arts or hospitality management.
  • Experience working in a residential care or healthcare setting.

Working Conditions:

  • The chef will primarily work in a kitchen environment within a residential home.
  • May be required to work evenings, weekends, and public holidays, depending on the needs of the residents.
  • Physical stamina and the ability to stand for extended periods, lift heavy objects, and work in a fast-paced environment.