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Job Title: Chef – Meals on Wheels

Responsible to: Nourish Hub Manager

Responsible for: Meals on Wheels

Location: Nourish Hub, Shepherds Bush, W11 4SS

Hourly Rate: £14/hour (30-40 hours a week)

Nourish Hub Background:

In 2017 the Mayor of London asked for bids from across the local authorities in London to deliver projects under the Good Growth umbrella. The London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham was selected to deliver the Nourish Hub, situated adjacent to the Edward Woods Estate in Hammersmith. The hub will deliver opportunities for all to nourish the mind, body and soul. Using rescued food as a medium to empower, people will be offered fresh food on a “donate as you dine" basis and there will be the provision of activities to meet local need. UKHarvest, a national food rescue and education charity has been chosen as the partner to deliver the activities within the Hub, delivering learning and training opportunities and providing engagement and outreach services for the local community.

Job Background:

The role holder will be responsible for producing the meals for our Meals on Wheels service. They are a key member of the Nourish Hub staff, reporting directly to the Nourish Hub Manager and Meals on Wheels Manager. Meals on Wheels is a food delivery service delivered in partnership with Hammersmith and Fulham Adult Social Care – we deliver meals to 70 residents of Hammersmith and Fulham 3 days a week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday), ensuring they have a freshly cooked, nourishing meal and a chat.

The food will be sourced from multiple food rescue charities and local businesses and meals will be prepared to suit the needs of elderly and vulnerable residents. Meals must meet dietary, cultural and nutritional requirements and be made to a high level of food hygiene and safety. A second responsibility of the role is working with our community volunteers who support the making, packaging and labeling of the meals to be delivered.

Main Objectives:

 With responsibility for the Meals on Wheels service at the Nourish Hub, London, the post holder will:

  • Create up to 500 main meals and 500 desserts a week to be delivered to our service users;
  • Develop a diverse weekly menu and recipes to maintain the highest standards of classical British dishes, Afro-Caribbean and Asian meals;
  • Be responsible for Health and Safety and Food Hygiene alongside the Head Chef;
  • Create appealing multicultural meals that champion seasonality and food waste;
  • Maintain food preparation, packaging and labelling requirement, ensuring all labeling is compliant with food labelling laws – computer literally essential;
  • Maintain stock levels and run stock takes alongside the Nourish Hub Head Chef;
  • Maintain high standards of pre-packaged food, and maintain the standard for the variable kitchen team;
  • Identify and investigate ways to grow and expand the Meals on Wheels;
  • Ensure professional best practice and compliance with UKHarvest and industry standards;
  • Have strong organisational skills;
  • Directly support the Nourish Hub Head Chef and Manager with additional catering requirements of the Nourish Hub as required;

Required Experience: 

The successful applicant will have a catering qualification, and at least 3 years’ experience in the food or hospitality sector. A proven ability to work within a catering team is essential.  You will care about social justice, environmental sustainability and food waste, as these are the key pillars that underpin all activities and programmes at UKHarvest.  Please supply two references to validate your experience when applying for the position.

Application: 

To apply please send a cover letter and your CV to info@nourishhub.org.uk referencing 'Education Facilitator' in the email subject. 

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