Archer Road, Farringdon, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, SR3 3DJ
Archer Road, Farringdon Sunderland Tyne & Wear SR3 3DJ
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We are hiring for a Chef / Cook – 24hrs a week @ £13.52ph

With an additional 8hrs per week as a Catering Assistant @ £10.42ph

A talented Chef/Cook can bring to life a few ingredients that evoke memories of the past and bring warmth to an individual. Orchard Care Homes values its kitchen staff, and we reward colleagues with training, support and the freedom to cook up a storm. 

Working with the Home Manager and care staff, you will create nutritious and balanced meals that cater for the individual needs of those living in the home. You will supervise a dedicated team to prepare daily meals, manage the food orders, stock levels and maintenance of vital equipment.

Main Duties

  • To plan, prepare and cook a variety of meals which are appealing, nutritious and centres around the individuals’ preferences, requests or any special dietary requirements, to follow Orchard Care Homes’ Good Food Guide and, where appropriate, make amendments after authorisation from the Support Centre.
  • To be active and encouraging, provide advice and guidance for the team ensuring the Care Home is a friendly, supportive working environment.
  • To understand and comply with all statutory and legal requirements which are relevant such as HACCP, Health & Safety, COSHH, Environmental Health, all aspects of the Care Standards Act, have a clear understanding of Infection Prevention and Control policies, procedures and measures to maintain a safe environment throughout the home.
  • Implement, monitor and maintain cleaning schedules that meet the requirements of the Food Safety Manual, and ensure that all areas of the kitchen are immaculately clean. This will include the washing up of pots, pans and dishes when required. 

About Orchard Care Homes

Just south of the city of Sunderland Archers Court is a light and friendly nursing home, focusing on high quality care for older people, some of whom are living with dementia.

Orchard Care Homes are Winners of the 2023 LaingBuisson award for Excellence in Large Residential Care.

Orchard Care Homes has been providing care for older people for over 15 years. We are committed to being at the heart of the local community and delivering the same level of care that we would all wish for our loved ones.

Our Ideal Candidate will have

  • Previous experience within a similar setting
  • Strong Communication skills
  • The ability to work as part of a team
  • Knowledge of texture modified diets and food allergens - preferred
  • Knowledge of modified diets and creating specific meal plans to suit an individual’s needs - preferred


  • Competitive hourly rate and uniform supplied.
  • Excellent training and progression opportunities, from day one, with career pathways to enable you to grow and develop.
  • Recognition schemes, such as ‘Making a Difference’ and an annual awards ceremony, recognising our dedicated staff team.

At Orchard Care Homes, we value our employees. Click here to find out more about our wide range of benefits.

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