Food and Nutrition at Lindum House
Our Head Chef is committed to providing a wide range of delicious home-cooked meals that reflect the individual likes, dislikes and dietary requirements of residents. Our ingredients are bought fresh, and wherever possible, sourced from local businesses. The Head Chef regularly meets with residents and families to ensure he creates a menu to please everyone. Particular favourites in the home are fish & chips on a Friday and the good old traditional Sunday roast. The menu is regularly changed to stimulate appetites, and our team recognises that many proplr have differing dietary requirements, and seeks to meet these on an individual basis; the taste and quality of the food is not compromised in any way. Our kitchen team particularly enjoy catering for special occasions, ensuring Christmas is extra memorable with those little treats we all love. A birthday never passes by without a lovely birthday cake to make the day special. Please see below for a sample of what we offer:
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'.