Sous Chef - Wessex Lodge

Anavo are committed to making a positive difference to those who choose to live and work in our communities. We build every resident relationship on trust, striving to earn it from the very first conversation. We select kind and caring people to give the best service to our residents and exceed their expectations. We empower our team who demonstrate enthusiasm and energy in everything they do and be determined to make a difference. Wessex Lodge are located in Whitechurch in the borough of Basingstoke and Deane in Hampshire, England. It is on the River Test, not far from Newbury, or Berkshire. Much of the town is a Conservation Area. Because of the amount of wildlife in and near the River Test, its course and banks are designated as Site of Special Scientific Interest. Whitchurch is the Gateway to the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Wessex Lodge offers Nursing, Residential and Dementia care for 40 people. It extends over three floors, with each of the bedrooms providing en-suite facilities, whilst some of the ground floor rooms have access via patio doors onto the substantial gardens.

Why choose to work for us?

We offer:

  • Competitive salary.
  • Free DBS check.
  • Free uniform.
  • Reward and Recognition Programme.
  • Refer a Friend Scheme.
  • Free library of online courses for continuous professional development.
  • Private Health Insurance for all staff members.

The Role


Duties will include but not limited to:

  • Prepare, cook and serve hot and cold meals, providing for special dietary requirements and taking into account the preferences and cultures of residents.
  • Liaise with the Head Chef to plan menus.
  • Maintain accurate records of food supplies and freezer/fridge temperatures.
  • Ensure stock rotation.
  • Order stock and check deliveries against all delivery notes and in line with the Food Safety System in place.
  • Supervise and instruct Kitchen colleagues in the use of all equipment and hygiene procedures.
  • Ensure statutory Health & Safety standards are followed in the kitchen and dining areas.


Qualities we look for in our staff

  • Enthusiastic
  • Motivated
  • Flexible
  • Reliable
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Caring and compassionate
  • Willing to learn new skills
  • Work independently and as part of a team
  • Approachable
  • Ability to prioritise work load
  • Good leadership skills

Anavo Group is committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of our residents and will take up relevant DBS checks as part of the recruitment process.

***This advert will close as soon as we have received a sufficient level of applications, please do not delay in applying ***

Quick glance

  • Salary: 12.00
  • Type: Full-Time & Part-Time, Permanent
  • Location: Jobson Close Whitchurch Hampshire England


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