Kitchen Assistant

As a Kitchen Assistant at Langdon House Care Home, you will be responsible for supporting the Head Chef to provide a high-quality food service within the home, ensuring that high standards are achieved to meet the needs of the residents. 

About Langdon House Care Home: 
Langdon House is an exceptional residential care home in Cambridge. At Langdon House we pride ourselves on our family-feel, attractive gardens and providing outstanding care to each of our residents.  

We’re based in a quiet nook in Chesterton on the north eastern side of Cambridge, three miles from the city centre. Our home offers fantastic 24-hour care to up to 51 residents. 

About the role: 
Reporting to the Head Chef, the Kitchen Assistant will work to ensure the catering services and dining experiences are of the highest standard and quality for our residents – this includes the maintenance of public areas, such as the café area, and providing refreshments for our residents and their guests. 

£11.44 per hour. 

Shift Pattern: 
Up to full-time hours per week, worked on a rota basis from Monday to Sunday.

Home Location: 
20 Union Lane, Chesterton, Cambridge, CB4 1QB – 3 miles from the city centre. 

Key Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Support the Head Chef to ensure the catering services and residential dining experience is of the highest standard and quality. 
  • Assist the Head Chef with meal service to the residents, ensuring the meals cater for the resident’s dietary requirements and the areas are clean and stocked appropriately.  
  • To actively engage with residents in conversation and meaningful occupation related to their lifestyle choices at a level and pace that values the individual and respects their dignity and communication differences. 
  • Ensure Health & Safety within the services team, residents and visitors meet the requirements of the Food Safety Manual and Health and Safety Manual. 

Training, Skills & Experience Required: 

  • Experience of working within a kitchen environment, or have a catering background, ideally within a care environment but this is not essential. 
  • NVQ Level 2 in Food Hygiene is desirable.  
  • Reliable with excellent communication skills, and high attention to detail. 
  • Computer literate, with the ability to use basic Microsoft Office applications. 

What we can offer: 

  • Fully comprehensive induction. 
  • Competitive salary, plus enhancements on bank holidays. 
  • 28 days of holiday per year. 
  • Free Blue Light Card & access to the Blue Light discount platform. 
  • Refer a friend scheme. 

About Athena: 
Athena Care Homes are a family run business with seven homes across East Anglia. We have care homes in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, Kings Lynn (West Norfolk) & Ipswich (Suffolk). 

Our aim is to be the provider of choice for our residents and the employer of choice for our team members. 

Our purpose is to create excellent quality homely environments with the highest standards of care, catering, housekeeping and activities. 

We aim to enhance the lives of our residents and enable them to enjoy life to the full as individuals in happy, comfortable and safe surroundings. 

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