Food at Bradshaw Manor Care Home
Meet our Head Chef, Gavin Sutton
Gavin ensures that the catering department is managed to a high standard. His team provides tasty and nutritious meals with beautiful cakes and desserts, whilst also catering for special dietary requirements.
Food and Nutrition at Bradshaw Manor
Our experienced chefs at Bradshaw Manor ensure that each person we care for meets their nutritional and dietary requirements, whilst also taking into account our residents likes, dislikes and dietary requirements to create menus that appeal to everyone. Our chefs provides nutritious menus with a variety of choices to temp their taste bud, in addition to the light snacks, smoothies, and home-made cakes that are available throughout the day and night to those who just can't get enough of our food! Our many themed days provide an opportunity to try an taste new dishes both local and from around the world. For a taste of what we offer, please see the example below:
For residents who have difficulties swallowing, we modify the menu of the day so that the dishes are more palatable for them. To support our chefs in producing these dishes, our hospitality team and our Chef Academy organise theory and practical workshops. The chefs work with the chef trainer to prepare tasty, modified meals safely and according to IDDSI frame work. This encourages residents to eat and enjoy their food. All our chefs have been trained in IDDSI food descriptors.
Attracting top chefs
Our chefs are recruited on the basis of an interview with the regional hospitality support team and the manager of the home. Selection also involves a practical element, where potential chefs are asked to cook for and meet a panel of people living in the home. Chefs take their job extremely seriously and the annual Barchester 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'.