Job Summary

Second Chef - Care Home

Edinburgh | £20k | Catering

Recruiter: Barchester Healthcare

Are you a qualified Chef looking for more of a work life balance and the opportunity to make what you do matter? Do you take pride in your role and understand that good food plays a big part in all our lives? Are you a passionate Chef who enjoys delivering person centred hospitality?

As a Second Chef in a Barchester care home, you will have the opportunity to work with fresh seasonal produce and deliver first class restaurant quality food, all whilst having a work life balance.

Barchester is the only healthcare provider in the UK to be accredited as one of the best companies to work for by the Best Companies b-Heard Survey.


• A personable approach with a genuine interest in the wellbeing of residents

• A good understanding of nutrition

• Experience of working with fresh seasonal food

• NVQ/SVQ level 2/3 or City & Guilds equivalent

• Basic food hygiene

• Ability to create a warm and welcoming environment within our home

• Confidence engaging with residents to create appetising menus

• Experience supporting a Head Chef to manage all aspects of the kitchen, including controlling the budget and leading the catering team.


• Work life balance - working days with alternate weekends

• Free learning and development

• Automatic enrolment into our profit share scheme

• A range of holiday, retail and leisure discounts

• Opportunity to showcase your talent at the annual Barchester Hospitality Awards

• Unlimited access to our Refer a Friend bonus scheme

If you are a passionate 2nd chef who is keen to be part of a company that centres on celebrating life and making a difference, Barchester is the place to be More

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