Cooks Cooks prepare, season, and cook a wide range of foods.

Cook Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Cook to join our team.


  • Using fresh ingredients to make good, quality food;
  • Extensive food knowledge with the ability to cook and present fresh food to a consistently high standard;
  • Ensure excellent records of items purchased and cooked;
  • Preparing two choices of nutritious, healthy well-presented meals for residents in the service;
  • Restock items as needed throughout the shift;
  • Daily preparation and cooking of fresh produce to deliver a set menu (2 week rota) to the highest standard;
  • Maintain a clean working station whilst adhering to health & safety standards;
  • Follow recipes and presentation specifications;
  • Prepare and present high quality food;
  • Operate standard kitchen equipment safely and efficiently;
  • Maintain a safe and hygienic environment in accordance with legal and high organisational standards;
  • To closely monitor allergen safeguarding measurements to ensure cross contamination does not happen;
  • Menu planning;
  • Adhere to all food hygiene & safety standards;
  • Assist with the cleaning and organisation of kitchen and equipment.


  • Strong communication skills;
  • Ability to work as part of a team and individually;
  • Experience in a similar setting;
  • Flexibility and be able to adapt to the needs of Residents;
  • Must have excellent cooking skills in both presentation and taste;
  • Have the relevant hygiene qualifications;
  • Be enthusiastic and possess excellent communications skills;
  • Excellent knowledge of stock control, goods ordering and operation and special diets;
  • Proactive and a team player;
  • Have relevant experience of working within a School or Nursery environment;
  • Computer Literate;
  • Prepare and cook multiple choice meals for a diverse customer base;
  • Ability to provide against a set timetable of breakfast, lunch and dinner;
  • Wise purchasing, food storage and rotation;
  • Food Hygiene & Control.

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