Davis Mathai

Food at Canmore Lodge Care Home

Meet our Head Chef, Davis Mathai

Hello, my name is Davis and I am Head Chef at Canmore Lodge here in Dunfermline. We pride ourselves in making sure our residents enjoy and receive the meals that they want to eat. Spicy food and home baking always goes down a treat!

Food and Nutrition at Canmore Lodge

Here at Canmore Lodge our experienced catering team aims to provide only the best in nutritional and delicious food. Our meals are cooked from fresh and are always served to a high standard. Our chefs cater to each individual’s dietary requirements and tastes. They also love creating cakes for birthdays and other treats for special occasions to make those events that little bit sweeter. Please see below for a flavour of our menu:

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Dietary requirements

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'.