Food at Falmouth Court Care Home
Meet our Head Chef, Jonathan Moyle
A 49 year old Cornishman, born & bred who has worked in the hospitality industry for 33 years. Married to my beautiful wife and lucky to be dad to three wonderful children.
I started out as an apprentice at the tender age of 16 in an intimate 50 cover restaurant in Lostwithiel, where I was taught the skills required, including baking, butchery, desserts to name but a few.
Over the next 30 years I progressed into Hotel Kitchen Management, new start up restaurants and traditional Inn’s honing my skills using local Artisan businesses’ and forging long standing relationships with these suppliers, utilising the best ingredients the county can provide.
I was fortunate enough to become a Head Chef at the age of 22 and have since led and developed various teams throughout my career. There is no better achievement than that of seeing a young apprentice develop and grow into the next generation of Head Chef.
Sadly losing both my parents recently and then caring for my uncle who has now entered a care home setting, I witnessed first hand the importance of a quality food offering and the effect this had on him. This personal example spurred me on to pursue the next chapter of my working life and led me to employment at Falmouth Court as Head Chef, leading the professional team to produce the highest standards of food to our residents.
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 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'.