Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare

Meet our Head Chef, Jake Chadwick

Hello, my name is Jake Chadwick and I am the Head Chef here at Hilderstone Hall. I have been with Barchester since 2010 and started as a young Kitchen Assistant and eventually progressed to the role of Head Chef, as I have a passion for food that looks good and tastes great.

I am hoping for many more years in this role and I am always looking to improve on our currently high standards. I work with a small hospitality team who all have a great eye for detail and we recently received a food hygiene rating of 5, which we are all incredibly proud of. 

We look forward to your visit.

Food and Nutrition at Hilderstone Hall

Our catering team at Hilderstone Hall consists of experienced chefs who ensure that the nutritional and dietary requirements of each person we care for are met. Our chefs deliver a fantastic selection of delicious and nourishing food, whilst also catering to any individual requirements, taking into account any likes and dislikes. Snacks are also offered throughout the day and night for residents who feel a little peckish between meals. Please see below for a taste of what we offer on the menu:

Breakfast time

Download sample menu

Try something different

Download sample menu

Dietary requirements

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.

Attracting top chefs

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'.

Email us

Your details
Your enquiry

We’ll use your information to contact you about your enquiry.

We understand you don’t have to give your personal details to anyone so we take our responsibility to hold your data incredibly seriously. For further details on we how collect, use and protect your private data, please see our privacy policy.

CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.

What is the nature of your enquiry

01889 861 845Care Enquiries
01889 505 468 All other calls

What happens now?

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.

Care enquiries

New care enquiry phone lines are open 8am - 8pm

01889 861 845

All other calls

01889 505 468

Send us an email

Use our online form

Useful downloads

Here to help you make the right decision about your care requirements.

Find us

Hall Lane Hilderstone Stone ST15 8SQ Get directions

Care Home Awards

Our awards

10-60-6 Enhancing dementia care

115