Food at Kings Park Care Home
Meet our Head Chef, Tim Sach
I have been a chef since leaving school and was fortunate to work at Claridges in London with Gordon Ramsey and Angela Hartnett, where I discovered just how much hard work is involved to run a five star restaurant.
I brought my passion with me and I love to see the residents really enjoy their food and the social time around meals and special events.
Another food passion of mine is pastries and the team and residents here always know when I'm baking, as they tell me how good the aromas are!
Outside of work, I love to watch football and rugby and I enjoy playing golf when I'm not busy with my lovely grandchildren.
It is essential that the people we support have access to healthy food at all times, so our fantastic catering team are always on hand to prepare tasty and nutritious cuisine. Our food is cooked to highest standard and with residents’ preferences always in mind. The importance of a balanced diet is never forgotten here, so we offer a varied menu that has something for everyone to enjoy, which you can sample 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'.