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Belfast Central Mission


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Full Time – Permanent Cook – 36 hpw- BCM – Kirk House

About the role 
As a Cook at Kirk House, you will share responsibility with the Head Chef delivering a high-quality dining service to residents that offers a creative menu that meets residents’ nutritional and dietary requirements and offers choice.    

Reporting to the Manager/Management team;

You will provide a menu offering choice, seasonality, creativity, presentation and, above all, a food offering that is nutritious and high on quality.
You will provide a food service which meets the expectations and requirements of our residents taking care to continually liaise with our residents to ensure you are providing what they need – their feedback should inform your thinking.
You will deliver home baking for our residents.
You will manage service times, providing a range of choice for breakfast, lunch and dinner to suit all palates, dietary requirements, digestion.
You will manage the kitchen to a high standard ensuring compliance in terms of hygiene and quality with specific responsibility in maintaining external standards/regulations (eg) environmental health; NI Code of Practice (Food Law); HACCP; Belfast Central Mission’s policy & procedure on Health & Safety.
You will manage the kitchen to budget, taking into account stock control; portion control; minimisation of wastage;
You will ensure that all appliances are fully functional and safe and report any faults to BCM Estates.
You will manage a staff team ensuring that they are fully aware of kitchen procedure in terms of hygiene; quality; stock storage & rotation; cross contamination.
You will ensure that a robust records management system is in place (eg) temperature; cleaning rota; stock; use by dates etc.
On occasion, you may be required serve food to residents.

Essential Criteria

Experience: 3-years’ experience of working in a busy kitchen (delivering 50 + covers) with responsibility for setting menus; purchasing; stock control.
Qualifications: CIEH Level 3 in Food Safety or equivalent
Skills:   Demonstrable experience in: Managing a budget, managing a staff team, managing compliance

Desirable Criteria

Qualifications: HND/Third level qualification in Catering / Professional Cookery /food related discipline
Skills: Working knowledge of using Microsoft Word; Outlook

As an employee of Belfast Central Mission, you will be provided with ongoing personal and professional development, career pathways opportunities, a positive and supportive workplace culture alongside a range of staff benefits including:
Pension Plans
Paid Uniforms and Mileage
20 days holiday leave plus 12 public holidays
Westfield Health Scheme

 About us 
Belfast Central Mission are an award winning, not-for-profit organisation, providing services including supported housing to all ages, residential aged care, retirement living, community services, counselling, and day care services across Northern Ireland.
If you meet the above criteria and are passionate about making a positive difference in people’s lives, we would love to hear from you!
To work at BCM, you will be required to supply proof of work rights and an enhanced AccessNI check.


  • Permanent
  • Kirk House
  • Closing date: Sunday 02 Jun 2024
  • Salary: £24000
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