Sous Chef - Baycroft Luxury Care Home

Salary £24,000 per annum
Contract type Permanent
Hours Full-time
Job Advert Description

Do you have a creative flare and passion for catering within a fine dining environment? Then get in touch today about an opportunity within our luxury home Baycroft, Great Baddow as a Sous Chef!

We recently opened our doors and are excited to be expanding our team.   We are looking for enthusiastic chefs to come on board and form the frontline staff of our beautiful luxury home – a 64 bed luxury home offering the highest levels of support to its residents through personalised residential, nursing and dementia care.

Our new home, one of many to come, has been launched with the aim of developing a service attuned to the individual needs of each resident, and a place where they are proud to call home. This is a unique opportunity that will allow you to shape the future of the dining facilities within the home.

Principle Outputs and Responsibilities

  • To display exceptional leadership by providing a positive motivational work environment, supporting and communicating with employees as appropriate and demonstrating a professional approach to management.
  • To oversee and provide direction for all day-to-day operations in the kitchen in the absence of the Head Chef.
  • To schedule and co-ordinate the work of the kitchen brigade to ensure that food presentation is technically correct, and of outstanding quality.
  • Interact with residents and use customer feedback, satisfaction survey results and the monthly Food and Beverage meeting to drive forward service.
  • To work in conjunction with the Head Chef in developing and continuously improve the food and beverage/fine dining experience for our residents.
  • Maintain the safety of self and others at all times and report any accidents or dangerous occurrences immediately to the Home Manager.

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Experience of working as a Chef within a fine dining or 4/5 star restaurant (or luxury care home).
  • Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery (awarded by ASET and City and Guilds) or 706 1/2.
  • Knowledge of catering for the elderly and the importance of nutrition and fortified diets where appropriate.
  • Staff Scheduling, stocktaking, product ordering and accountability.
  • COSHH ‘Control of Substances Hazardous to Health’ trained and HASSAP aware.
  • Strong good communications skills both written and verbal.

What we can offer you

  • Flexible working hours and competitive rates of pay.
  • Fantastic induction, training, and ongoing support to grow your knowledge within the care industry.
  • Company uniform.
  • Free Parking on site.
  • Opportunities to progress your career within One Housing.
  • Employee Recognition Scheme.
  • Pension contribution.
  • Health and dental cover and eye care vouchers.
  • Meal provision.
  • A host of other benefits, including discounts at major retailers and high street stores, childcare vouchers and Cycle to Work scheme.

About Us

Baycroft create luxury care homes and senior villages, designed to cater to the varying and individual needs of all our residents. Our aim is to develop homes and villages that you are proud to call home.

Baycroft was created by One Housing – one of the UK’s largest housing associations.  With over 50 years’ experience, managing 16,000 homes in the South East, One Housing is London’s largest provider of care and support services to people with complex needs.

One Housing values the diversity of our workforce and we welcome job applications from all parts of the communities which we serve.

If you feel you have the skills and experience to excel in this position, please attach a copy of your CV.  You can also email us at or speak to a member of our dedicated staffing team on 0800 093 9616.