Purpose of the Job:

 To promote and adhere to the workplace values of Sheffcare:

  • Care will be delivered with compassion, dignity and respect, putting the person at the very heart of care delivery
  • We ensure our care is safe, effective, individualised and is continually monitored and improved to meet new standards
  • We actively value the contribution of all our staff and volunteers through recognition, training and development

To prepare and cook meals according to a planned programme.  

To order food for future meals.

To ensure hygiene standards are maintained in food preparation. 


  • To be aware of and work within company policies and procedures.
  • To undertake the planning of menus taking account of different dietary needs, both medical and cultural, in consultation with residents and managers.
  • To be vigilant with regard to standards of health and hygiene both personal and in relation to the kitchen and report any areas of concern to the senior cook/management team.
  • To order, receive and check the quality and quantity of provisions delivered and report shortages and poor quality goods to management.
  • To maintain the stock control system.
  • To ensure that all food and non-foodstuffs are hygienically and securely stores away.
  • To check and record fridge and freezer temperatures, clean and defrost fridge and freezer.
  • To cater for special functions e.g. birthdays, festive season and unit parties.
  • To participate flexibly in rotas and routines as required by the company.
  • To attend and participate in staff meetings and support systems.
  • To participate in staff development, including induction and to attend company training.
  • To receive supervision from senior cook.
  • To undertake any other duties applicable to the grade and purpose of the post.
  • Any other reasonable request made by a member of the management team.