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    Avery chefs whip up a treat at the NACC finals

    Avery chefs whip up a treat at the NACC finals

    Two of Avery Healthcare’s finest chefs reached the National Finals of the National Association of Care Catering (NACC) Care Chef of the Year 2018 competition and came away with two fantastic awards!   The NACC raises the profile of care catering and is celebrated across the care sector. This year the finals were held at […]

    6th July 2018 | By | Reply More
    Care Chef of the Year 2018 finalists confirmed

    Care Chef of the Year 2018 finalists confirmed

    The 12 finalists for the NACC Care Chef of the Year 2018 culinary competition have been confirmed.   Following a series of regional heats, the National Association of Care Catering is one step closer to crowning the nation’s best chef working in the care sector.   Across Scotland, Wales, the North, the Midlands, the South […]

    4th April 2018 | By | Reply More
    Care home cook set to retire after more than two decades caring for the elderly.

    Care home cook set to retire after more than two decades caring for the elderly.

      CARE home cook Judy Wilson is set to retire after more than two decades caring for elderly residents.   The 74-year-old has been working at Ingleby Care Home, in Ingleby Barwick, for 22 years – as a domestic worker, then care assistant and eventually cook.   She started at the home, on Lamb Lane, […]

    19th January 2018 | By | Reply More
    Bristol care home scoops rare award for cooking up a healthy and sustainable approach to food

    Bristol care home scoops rare award for cooking up a healthy and sustainable approach to food

    A Bristol care home run by Milestones Trust has clinched a top award for its work in providing healthy and sustainable food to its residents. 2A Court Road provides around the clock support for 15 residents with learning disabilities in three self-contained houses. The Soil Association presented the gold level Food for Life Served Here […]

    30th August 2017 | By | Reply More
    Avery Healthcare celebrate 100% in 5 stars in Food Standards

    Avery Healthcare celebrate 100% in 5 stars in Food Standards

    With over fifty care and senior living locations throughout the country, Avery Healthcare has probably achieved a sector first for a larger care provider by attaining a 5-star rating from the EHO for food standards in all of its locations. Environmental Health Officers (EHO) are responsible for carrying out measures for protecting public health, including […]

    10th August 2017 | By | Reply More
    NACC Training & Development Forum 2017 – a time for learning, debate and celebration

    NACC Training & Development Forum 2017 – a time for learning, debate and celebration

    The National Association of Care Catering (NACC) Training & Development Forum 2017 on 4-6 October at the East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham, will bring the NACC’s 30th anniversary celebrations to a grand crescendo with an engaging programme, excellent networking and entertainment, and a special cake competition. The tailored two-day training event will address the latest […]

    26th July 2017 | By | Reply More
    Yarnton Sanctuary Care chef enjoys another taste of success!

    Yarnton Sanctuary Care chef enjoys another taste of success!

    The culinary talents of a Sanctuary Care chef in Yarnton have secured her victory in the organisation’s prestigious annual cookery contest.   Competing against finalists from Sanctuary Care’s homes across the country Marcella Field, chef manager at Yarnton Residential and Nursing Home in Rutten Lane has been crowned the organisation’s Chef of the Year 2017. […]

    11th July 2017 | By | Reply More
    South Wales care home honoured for commitment to vegetarian cuisine

    South Wales care home honoured for commitment to vegetarian cuisine

    The SilverCrest Group has been honoured for its commitment to vegetarian cuisine amongst the food it serves to residents.   Morgana Court in South Wales, part of the SilverCrest Group, has received a special award for being the 1,000th residential home in the UK to be accepted onto the Vegetarian for Life charity’s care home […]

    19th June 2017 | By | Reply More
    National Association of Care Catering crown 2017 NACC Care Chef of the Year

    National Association of Care Catering crown 2017 NACC Care Chef of the Year

    The National Association of Care Catering crowned the 2017 NACC Care Chef of the Year at the national final. Stuart Middleton of Meallmore Lodge Care Home, Inverness, was victorious in the respected culinary competition that seeks out the UK’s best chef working in the care sector.   At Barking & Dagenham College’s Technical Skills Academy, […]

    13th June 2017 | By | Reply More
    New Stourbridge care home manager to focus on health and nutrition for residents

    New Stourbridge care home manager to focus on health and nutrition for residents

    A Stourbridge care home has appointed a new manager who plans to introduce a new health and nutrition programme for residents. With 14 years’ experience in the care and adult support sector, specialist Wallence Miyoba has been appointed to run The Foresters Nursing Home in Clent. He said: “I am thrilled to join the team […]

    31st March 2017 | By | Reply More
    Chelsea residential home rewrites the rulebook of care home food

    Chelsea residential home rewrites the rulebook of care home food

    The hospitality team at Chelsea Court Place is passionate about raising the standards of care home food and changing the future of food nutrition in aged care.   In addition to the basic enjoyment of eating quality, nutritious food, taste is a very powerful sense which has the ability to trigger memories of life experiences, […]

    16th March 2017 | By | Reply More
    Care home group prepares to support Nutrition and Hydration Week

    Care home group prepares to support Nutrition and Hydration Week

    Homes run by Caring Homes across the country will be supporting Nutrition and Hydration Week which starts on Monday March 13th.  Nutrition and Hydration Week aims to highlight, promote and celebrate improvements in the provision of nutrition and hydration locally, nationally and globally. This year organisations large and small are encouraged to take part in […]

    8th March 2017 | By | Reply More
    Care home group one of first in UK to serve up pureed food that looks like a meal

    Care home group one of first in UK to serve up pureed food that looks like a meal

    Elderly residents at six care homes across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire who have difficulty swallowing food are benefiting from an initiative aimed at encouraging them to eat more.   People experience problems eating and drinking for a number of reasons, for example if they’ve had a stroke or suffer from dementia.   Milford Care, which has homes in […]

    2nd March 2017 | By | Reply More
    Inspection success for Castleford care home

    Inspection success for Castleford care home

    Manor Park Care Home is celebrating after being praised by Environmental Health, following a recent inspection. The care home, which offers residential and nursing care for the elderly and those living with dementia, received a five for their food hygiene rating, following an unannounced inspection from the Environmental Health. The Environment Health Officer judges a […]

    14th February 2017 | By | Reply More
    Care home residents have been shown easy and tasty ways to live a well-balanced lifestyle

    Care home residents have been shown easy and tasty ways to live a well-balanced lifestyle

    Culinary creative residents from two Sanctuary Care homes have been getting their five-a-day with fruity smoothie sessions. There was an ap-peel-ing variety of exotic fruit on offer when the team and residents at Hatfield Residential and Nursing Home in Hertfordshire and Rowanweald Residential and Nursing Home in Harrow showed the fun and easy ways to […]

    10th January 2017 | By | Reply More
    Care home residents celebrate working with Feel Good Foods project

    Care home residents celebrate working with Feel Good Foods project

    A recent Christmas cooking demonstration with elderly residents from Clipstone Hall & Lodge care home in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, celebrated ten months working together with the vibrant local community regeneration project Feel Good Foods.   Over the past year, the Ollerton and District Economic Forum (ODEF) funded project, has been organising regular events for residents from […]

    15th December 2016 | By | Reply More
    Leading care home group demonstrates excellence in food hygiene standards

    Leading care home group demonstrates excellence in food hygiene standards

    Healthcare Homes group, which provides residential, nursing and domiciliary care services, is making a commitment to achieving the highest possible food hygiene standards throughout its 35 homes.   Out of all the homes in the group, which are located across East Anglia and the south of England, an impressive 91% are rated as being of 5 […]

    6th December 2016 | By | Reply More
    Former Royal chef offers advice on how to cook for people with dementia

    Former Royal chef offers advice on how to cook for people with dementia

    A former chef to the Royal family has given advice about preparing food for people with dementia. Peter Morgan-Jones, who has also previously worked in Michelin starred restaurants in Australia and cooked for the Lawn Tennis Association at Wimbledon, led an event organised by the Dementia Centre, HammondCare and hosted by the University of Salford’s […]

    25th November 2016 | By | Reply More
    Care group transforms the image of care home catering for residents

    Care group transforms the image of care home catering for residents

    Research into achieving dignity in care for older people in the UK has consistently found that meals and mealtimes are a major priority for people staying in a residential setting, but sadly there is so much news about the grim reality of care home food and it is a major concern for many. In most […]

    24th November 2016 | By | Reply More
    Vegan autumn festival a big hit at care home

    Vegan autumn festival a big hit at care home

    Meat-free hot dogs and pecan pie were top of the menu at a vegan festival held at Barchester’s Harper Fields Care Home in Balsall Common, where staff, residents, family and friends came together to celebrate World Vegan Day and try something a little bit different.   A large marquee was set up at the home […]

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