Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare

Meet our Head Chef, Mike Nichols

Working alongside my team of chefs & hosts, I feel working with the other teams in Adlington we can unite both our units, achieving the same vision, and going from strength to strength as one group.

'Without each other we create another, but with each other, we remove another'.

Daily challenges affect us all here at Adlington, but by working together, we take these challenges in our stride and march forwards. 

We know there is no 'I' in team, but we want to put the 'me' into meeting all our residents and their families. 

Food and Nutrition at our home

It is essential that the people we support have access to healthy food at all times, so our fantastic catering team are always on hand to prepare tasty and nutritious cuisine. Our food is always cooked to highest standard and with residents’ preferences always in mind. The importance of a balanced diet is never forgotten here, so we offer a varied menu that has something for everyone to enjoy, which you can sample below:

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Dietary requirements

For residents that have difficulties in swallowing we modify the menu of the day so that is it a soft, palatable dish.  To support our chefs in producing these dishes, our hospitality and Chef Academy organises theory and practical workshops.  Working in partnership with Nutricia, our practical workshops involve all chefs and deputy managers learning about dysphagia and producing these modified menus. The chefs work with the chef trainer to prepare fork mashable and thick puree meals to the correct consistency, taste and presentation.  The deputy managers can then ensure all modified menus served are presented correctly for our residents.

Attracting top chefs

Our chefs are recruited on the basis of an interview with the regional hospitality support team and the manager for the home. Selection also involves a practical element where potential cooks are asked to cook for and meet a panel of people living in the home. Chefs take their job extremely seriously and our annual Chef competition sees our chefs battle it out in regional heats and then at a national final for the accolade of 'Barchester's Chef of the Year'.

What happens now?

Are you ready to discuss your individual care requirements? Pick up the phone and talk to us, book a visit to our care home or come and take a look around our facilities.

New care enquiries 01625 241 700

New care enquiry phone lines are open 8am - 8pm

All other calls 01625 856 710

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Street Lane Adlington Macclesfield SK10 4NT Get directions
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