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Preston Private, Midgery Lane, Fulwood, Preston, Lancashire, PR2 9 SX

Priory Group Division

Adult Care

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£12.50 per hour + £1,000 welcome bonus


40 hours per week

Job Advert Role Description

Preston Private is a purpose built home which offers Nursing and Personal Care for 101 older people over four separate units based in the outskirts of Preston in a pleasant residential area.  Care is provided for people who require social care, nursing care and dementia care.

Head Chef


  • We are looking for someone with an S/NVQ in Catering and Hospitality or Professional Cookery.
  • Priory Adult Care have an opportunity for an experienced, forward thinking chef to lead our catering team which currently includes a full time chef and three catering assistants.
  • As Lead Chef you will have the autonomy to plan and prioritise both the menus and workload.  You will be passionate about food and understand the importance of home cooking using fresh ingredients.
  • Joining as part of this team you will work a mixture of day shifts over a 7 day rota.  Full training and support is provided to ensure that the high standard of catering is maintained.  
  • We provide a mixture of modified diets and cater for all dietary requirements across the Home.  Choice will be provided with thought to individual and cultural preference.

As Head Chef it will be your responsibility to plan, prepare and present high quality food and hospitality for our residents. Working to the highest of standards, ensuring dietary requirements of all the residents are met. 

As Head Chef you will:

  • Assist the Home Manager with menu creation, ensuring a nutritious, varied menu is available
  • Ensure all food preparation meets the requirements of COSHH, Food safety and health & safety regulations
  • Manage food budgets and stocks, checking deliveries as required and placing them in the appropriate storage areas.
  • Ensuring the highest standards of cleanliness and hygiene are maintained in all areas of the kitchen.
  • Overall kitchen staff management, training, recruiting and rotas.
  • We are looking for a confident individual with a creative flare, positive energy and natural ability.

Whenever you communicate with a resident or colleague you will show  consideration and kindness. Preston Private is a rich and rewarding place to work.  Our residents are at the heart of all that we do.  We look forward to welcoming the right applicant to our team.


Division DBS info


All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland, and the cost of this will be covered by Priory. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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