Hi, my Name is Mark, and I am the Head Chef here at Chacombe Park and have worked for Barchester since 2013.
I have the great pleasure of creating nutritious, appetising and delicious daily menus for residents. I have a great team in my kitchen and we all strive to make sure that each resident's individual nutritional needs are met.
We have a great hospitality team here at Chacombe Park; it’s an exciting, happy environment to work in.
I have been nominated as the Barchester representative for the 2017 London Marathon. I expect to beat Mo Farah by at least 15 minutes, so if anyone would like to sponsor me, please visit my page by clicking here.
Our menus are composed of only the best fresh produce and cooked to the highest quality, with aims for the natural aroma and taste to be retained as best as possible. A great deal of care is taken to accommodate all dietary requirements, and our meals are always prepared with the likes and dislikes of residents taken into consideration. We can guarantee that there is something for everyone on our menu, which you can view below:
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.
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'.
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.
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