I am Robert I originally applied for a position as a carer within the home many years ago, there were none available at the time, so I was offered the opportunity to work in the kitchen as a porter. I accepted the position and after working hard over several years I advanced my career to become the Head Chef. I have over the years been involved with many staff and residents leaving me with lots of good memories, especially of the many special events I have not only catered for but been involved with. It gives me great satisfaction when family and friends ask to join us on celebration days such as Christmas Carving Buffets, Birthdays and Anniversaries. Approaching 25 years of working at the Dales I still enjoy coming to work but my favourite day has to be Fridays, which I call Infamous Friday; this has been adopted by the local residents as they claim I make the best Fish and Chips in Yorkshire.