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Cook/Kitchen Assistant - Ouston
Gainford Care Homes
Gainford Care Homes



Accountable To: HOME MANAGER

Job Type: Full-time - 40 Hours/Week

Shift: 4 DAYS, 7am-6pm including alternate weekends (with food/prep hygiene qualification). Some shifts will require you to work as an Assistant Cook and some as a Kitchen Assistant.

Salary: Kitchen Assistant - £8.91/hour and Assistant Cook - £9.60/hours

To apply for this position please forward an up to date CV to


Job Summary:

To provide a qualitative standard of catering that meets the needs of each service user within the budget available.


  • To be aware of and ensure implementation of all Health and Hygiene Regulations relating to the provision of a service of the highest standards.
  • To assist the chef in the preparation and cooking of food, and to follow the planned menu which reflects a balanced diet, and incorporates the special needs of individuals where a specific type of diet is required e.g. diabetic, fat free.
  • To ensure the cleanliness of all catering/kitchen equipment and appliances is of a high standard as required by Environmental Health Regulation.
  • To ensure that the presentation of food is appetizing at all times, and the temperature is correct.
  • To assist with a systematic process of ordering food/beverage supplies and addresses the ordering/purchase of these with minimum delay and in consultation with the chef and home manager.
  • To attend in service training and educational sessions as required.
  • To ensure that the Fire, Health and Safety policies and procedures are known and implemented at all times both personally and other catering staff.
  • To carry out all duties as cook when necessary

This job description may alter due to the changing needs of the service we are required to provide, and it is not an exhaustive list.

Cooking: 1 year (Required)

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